After three seasons with the South Carolina Gamecocks, Jermaine Couisnard saw a need to change his feathers and fly north.
In 2022, Couisnard transferred to the University of Oregon with two years of eligibility remaining and he immediately made an impact.
During his first season with the Ducks, Couisnard averaged 12.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game. Despite only playing in 19 games throughout the year due to injury, he quickly became a key player on the team, starting in 16 of those games.
He had 11 games with double-digit points including a 27-point season high against the No. 9 Arizona Wildcats as well as 17 points against the Washington State Cougars during the Pac-12 Tournament.
The Ducks sadly didn’t get an invite to March Madness and Couisnard was unfortunately sidelined with a shoulder injury as the team made it just three rounds deep in the NIT Tournament.
Couisnard resumed his starting role for the Ducks in 2023 and has played in all 20 of the team’s games this season.
Averaging 32.1 minutes per game, Couisnard has 14.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game – an overall improvement from the prior season.
Couisnard has most notably made headlines with his half-court shots at the buzzer. Most recently, he had a heave about three-quarters of the court from the basket against Arizona.
As the Ducks fight for a top-12 ranking, Couisnard is putting on show-stopping performances again and again and again. Only time will tell if his performances are enough.