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5-star SF Ace Bailey has Dana Altman's Ducks among top schools


After signing a top-10 class this past fall, Altman is looking to get a nice start on the 2024 class, and New Year’s Day

saw that be successful with 5-star SF Ace Bailey announcing his top 12 teams, keeping the Oregon Ducks in the mix.


The Ducks landed in the top 12 for 5-star Ace Bailey, the No. 6 player in the 2024 class.



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Report: Bronny James 'likes' Oregon, according to Ducks 5-star PF signee


Star combo guard Bronny James is one of the top unsigned players in the 2023 cycle. He currently has a long list of suitors, including Michigan, Ohio State and Oregon among others.


Baltimore (Md.) Montverde Academy five-star power forward Kwame Evans Jr., a Ducks signee, is hoping James takes his talents to Eugene. In a conversation with Yahoo Sports’ Krysten Peek, Evans Jr. shared that the son of NBA star LeBron James has interest in Oregon.


“(Bronny) told me he likes Oregon, and I want him to visit there,” Evans told Peek. “Everyone that’s coming in is unselfish. We all cut, move and don’t hold the ball too long, so it’s going to benefit him. Bronny can be more of a playmaker and a shot creator, and I think we would play really well together.”



According to a report from Yahoo Sports, an Oregon 5-star PF signee says that Bronny James has interest in the Ducks.
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Bronny James and Oregon commit Kwame Evans projected lottery picks in 2024 NBA mock draft.


Bronny James isn’t the only name that Oregon Duck fans should be focused on, though. While James is yet to make his commitment and is still said to be heavily considering the Ducks, there is an Oregon commit who is in the mix for a top pick in 2024.


5-star PF Kwame Evans is even higher on the board than James is. According to ESPN’s latest 2024 mock, Evans is projected to go to the New Orleans Pelicans with the No. 9 overall pick, with James is projected to go to the Orlando Magic with the No. 10 overall pick.


Could that be a pair of Ducks in the top 10 of the draft? Time will tell.



Both Bronny James and Oregon’s Kwame Evans are projected top-10 picks in the 2024 NBA Draft. Could that be a pair of Ducks in the top 10? We’ll see…


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Don't care where any Ducks get drafted or if, just be a team player!

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I don't see how this season could possibly help in getting new recruits.

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Oregon Target Bronny James Named Five-Star By On3


While this season certainly hasn't been one to write home about, fans can be excited about what the future holds for the Ducks, as they currently hold the nation's No. 8 recruiting class for 2023.


Montverde Academy forward Kwame Evans Jr. headlines the group as a top-15 recruit nationally and he's joined by Chandler (Ariz.) Compass Prep small forward and Portland native Mookie Cook as well in-state point guard Jackson Shelstad from West Linn (Ore.). 


2023 Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon guard Bronny James is one of the top remaining targets for the Ducks and has named a final three of Oregon, USC and Ohio State.


On Tuesday he earned his fifth star from On3 as the nation's No. 9 recruit standing among the country's elite players on the hardwood.


Read about the latest on Bronny James in Ducks Digest.

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5 big men the Oregon Ducks should pursue in the transfer portal


The frontcourt for the 2023-24 Oregon Ducks is about as unsettled as it could possibly get.


Nate Bittle plans to return after averaging 7.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in 18 minutes per game last year, but until either N’Faly Dante or Kel’el Ware announce their plans for next season this team will need to explore the transfer portal to make an addition to the frontcourt.


Dante is coming off a career year and could parlay that into a professional career, either in the NBA or overseas if that doesn’t pan out, while Ware’s first season in Eugene went extremely poorly and it seems unlikely he’ll choose to return, either trying his hand at the NBA or entering the transfer portal.


Assuming one (or both) of those players depart, the Ducks will turn to the transfer portal to find a post player who can compliment the trio of newcomers in KJ Evans, Mookie Cook, and Jackson Shelstad.


The portal is far from set, with 1500 or so players expected to enter when all is said and done, but here is a first look at five big men the Ducks could bring to Eugene for next season:



The Oregon Ducks are awaiting decisions for both N’Faly Dante and Kel’el Ware, but the transfer portal has replacements if...


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5 guards the Oregon Ducks should pursue in the transfer portal


One of the biggest changes in college basketball over the past few years has been the creation of the transfer portal, which effectively forces coaches to re-recruit their roster every offseason.


For Dana Altman and the Ducks, it means the only guarantee for next year is the departure of Will Richardson, who exhausted his final year of eligibility while becoming Oregon’s all-time leader in games played.


Jermaine Couisnard stated he plans to come back for next season, Tyrone Williams entered the transfer portal, but right now the Ducks are awaiting word on whether Keeshawn Barthelemy or Rivaldo Soares will be back or not.


That makes pursuing guards via the portal a difficult exercise at the moment, but Altman and his staff are no doubt perusing the names available anyway, looking for any way to improve the roster after failing to make the NCAA Tournament again in 2023.


Here is a look at five guards currently available in the portal who could fit in Eugene next season:



With Will Richardson gone, and the rest of Oregon’s roster still in flux, here are some potential guards to watch in the transfer portal.
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