Ducks basketball recruiting class could be best ever

Andrew Nemec, recruiting reporter with the Oregonian and 1080 The Fan, says the top two high school basketball players in the country may commit to the Ducks.

The Oregon and Oregon State men’s basketball teams added to their rosters on Wednesday, as the early period for athletes to sign their national letter of intent began.

The Ducks signed New Jersey 5-star forward Louis King and 4-star power forward Miles Norris from California.

“King could be a program-altering talent for the Ducks,” said Andrew Nemec, recruiting reporter at The Oregonian and 1080 The Fan.

With these two signings, ranks Oregon’s recruiting class 23rd overall and Nemec says the Ducks could get even better.

“How this class becomes historic potentially, is what happens over the next week. The early signing period isn’t just one day, it’s a full week that lasts until November 15,” said Nemec. “The Ducks are in the mix for the top two players in the entire country.”

RJ Barrett from, Ontario, Canada, is the top-ranked recruit by multiple publications. Nemec says Barrett is considering playing at Oregon. 

Nemec also says 5-star center Bol Bol, the son of the NBA’s tallest player Manute Bol, could end up signing with the Ducks as well.

“If they were to commit, you’re probably looking at the best class in Oregon school history.”

The Beavers went big on signing day, landing power forward Warren Washington and two 7-footers: Jack Wilson and Kylor Kelley.

“The name of the game for this class was size, size, size and when you land three guys 6’11" or taller, you certainly fit that need," Nemec said.

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