Dana Altman has done it again. This offseason has been nothing but wins for the Oregon basketball coach with the addition of four big transfers and the drafting of Chris Duarte in the lottery.
Not only that, but Altman added five-star point guard Dior Johnson to his 2022 class and recently made the top four for five-star forward and No. 2 player in the nation Emoni Bates who just reclassified to 2021. Imagine Altman adding Emoni to the 2021-22 roster. That’s a national title-caliber squad. Heck, it already is.
But now he’s hit another home run and he’s starting to look like Barry Bonds this offseason, picking up a commitment from five-star center Kel’el Ware from the 2022 class.
Ware and Johnson, as you can see above, make up the No. 8 recruiting class in 2022 which is only going to get better as Altman continues to target his guys.
Ware is ranked the No. 15 player in the nation, according to 247Sports, as well as the third-best center and Arkansas’ top recruit.
He was high on the home-state Razorbacks which has been a program on the rise but he chose to move across the country to play for an Oregon basketball team that might just be building the Pac-12’s most dominant program.
Altman just keeps winning.
Oregon basketball stacking up wins this offseason
While things were looking a little sketchy early in the offseason with Jalen Terry and Chandler Lawson transferring out and Jonathan Lawson decommitting and joining his brother in Memphis.
But things have gotten a whole lot brighter since.
Here’s the list of wins for Oregon basketball since the end of the 2020-21 season:
- De’Vion Harmon transfers in from Oklahoma
- Oregon lands JUCO All-American Rivaldo Soares
- Five-star 2022 point guard Dior Johnson commits
- Quincy Guerrier transfers in from Syracuse
- Jacob Young transfers in from Rutgers
- Nathan Bittle and Isaac Johnson join the roster with the 2021 class
- Chris Duarte drafted by Indiana Pacers in the lottery
- Oregon lands Kel’el Ware to join Johnson in 2022
That’s a heck of a lot of wins for Altman after winning his second straight Pac-12 regular-season title and making a Sweet 16. Things are looking up for Oregon basketball.