SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The future for the Oregon Ducks basketball program got a little brighter Wednesday night.
Miles Norris, who is regarded as one of the best high school forwards in the country, says he will play for the Ducks.
“I’ve decided to further my education and basketball career at the University of Oregon,” Norris announced on San Diego news station KUSI Wednesday night.
Here's Norris announcing his decision. Huge get for the Ducks. He's a guy they can sell other top recruits on joining in 2018. pic.twitter.com/tsl7pbbUPV— Erik Skopil (@Erik_Skopil) May 11, 2017
Norris chose Oregon over UCLA, Gonzaga, San Diego State, Arizona, four of the most successful college basketball programs west of the Rocky Mountains.
The Ducks went to the Final Four last season for the first time since 1939, but with the departure of several key players, are looking to rebuild to contend for another Pac-12 title next season.
If Norris stick with his commitment to the Ducks, it will be the second straight recruiting class head coach Dana Altman has signed a five-star prospect. Guard Troy Brown will be making his debut for the Ducks next season.
Norris is currently a junior, so you will not see him on the court of Matthew Knight Arena until the fall of 2018.
He’s listed at 6-foot-10, 200 pounds, according to recruiting website Scout.com, who rates Norris as the 22nd best class of 2018 prospect. ESPN rates him as the 48th best national prospect, and 247sports ranks Norris as the 32nd best player.
Check out highlights from Norris’ junior season at Helix High School in La Mesa, California: