Oregon Rumors & News

  • Dillon Brooks, Tyler Dorsey to exit NBA draft process, return to Ducks

    ESPN "Oregon sophomore Dillon Brooks and freshman Tyler Dorsey are expected to return to Eugene, sources close to the situation told ESPN on Wednesday. The 6-foot-6 Brooks led the Ducks in scoring at 16.7 points per game and also averaged 5.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists. Dorsey averaged 13.4 points and..." May 25

  • Oregon's Tyler Dorsey declares for NBA draft, won't hire agent

    Oregonian "Oregon Ducks freshman guard Tyler Dorsey is following a teammate's lead in planning to declare for the NBA draft without hiring an agent. Just as sophomore Dillon Brooks did this week, Dorsey plans to declare for June's draft but not sign on with an agent, he told ESPN on Saturday. That..." April 17

  • Oregon’s Dillon Brooks declares for draft without an agent

    Today's Fastbreak "Jeff Goodman of ESPN reported Thursday that Oregon forwards Dillon Brooks and Chris Boucher were both going to declare for the 2016 NBA Draft without an agent, although for now it’s only Brooks." April 15

  • Oregon Basketball Star Dwayne Benjamin Done With Ducks Football After 1 Practice

    College Spun "After helping Oregon men’s basketball to the Elite Eight this season, senior forward Dwayne Benjamin considered playing football for the Ducks this fall. After one spring practice, that is over. He revealed the decision in a response to a since-deleted tweet by Oregon reporter Aaron Fentress." April 07

  • Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski apologizes for scolding Oregon’s Dillon Brooks, says he ‘reacted incorrectly’

    New York Daily News "Mike Krzyzewski is a legendary coach, but a lousy liar. And now the winner of five national titles at Duke is offering up an apology. Coach K got caught up in a lie after Duke got bounced from the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night, claiming in his postgame press conference that he did not..." March 27

  • Coach K says he apologized to Oregon for confronting Dillon Brooks

    The Score "Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski says he apologized to Oregon for his confrontation with Dillon Brooks at the end of Thursday's game. "Today, I spoke with Oregon head coach Dana Altman and apologized to him for my remarks to Dillon Brooks following our game," Krzyzewski said in a statement..." March 26

  • New audio proves Coach K scolded Oregon's Dillon Brooks

    Yahoo! Sports "CBS solved the Sweet 16's biggest mystery on Friday night when it released audio of the exchange between Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski and Oregon forward Dillon Brooks during the handshake line Thursday night. The clip proved that Brooks gave an accurate account of the conversation and Krzyzewski..." March 26

  • Oregon's Altman: 'I told (Brooks) to shoot it' at end of Duke game

    The Score "Oregon head coach Dana Altman says Dillon Brooks was just following orders when he took the 3-point shot that resulted in an apparent scolding from Duke's Mike Krzyzewski. "That was my fault," Altman said Friday on "The Herd" with Colin Cowherd. "I told him to shoot it." The play in question..." March 26

  • Oregon knocks off defending champions Duke

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- For the ninth straight season, there will be no repeat NCAA champion. Oregon forward Dillon Brooks scored 22 points and forward Elgin Cook had 16 as the top-seeded Ducks eliminated defending NCAA champion Duke with an 82-68 decision Thursday in a West Region semifinal at..." March 25

  • Coach K denies telling Oregon's Dillon Brooks to stop showing off

    Syracuse.com "An incident with a player and Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski in a handshake line? This all sounds so familiar to Syracuse fans. Oregon's Dillon Brooks said that Coach K mentioned his showboating in the handshake line after he scored 22 points, adding six assists and five rebounds, in the Ducks'..." March 25

  • Top-seeded Oregon squeaks past Saint Joseph's

    The Sports Xchange "SPOKANE, Wash. -- Tyler Dorsey put his head down and subtly shook it after the first free throw went down. Then he stepped back to the line and smoothly drained the other. Minutes later, the top-seeded Ducks stormed midcourt to mob their coach, Sweet 16-bound for the first time since 2013..." March 21

  • Oregon overwhelms Holy Cross

    The Sports Xchange "SPOKANE, Wash. -- Top-seeded Oregon took a while to really get rolling Friday night in its NCAA Tournament opener against 16th-seeded Holy Cross, but when it did, it easily overwhelmed the Crusaders, 91-52. Oregon spread its offense around, with four players scoring in double figures and two..." March 18

  • Oregon's Chris Boucher awarded extra year of eligibility

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "One of Oregon’s best players is eligible to return next season. The program announced Wednesday that forward Chris Boucher’s petition for another year of eligibility was granted by the NCAA. Boucher is one of the nation’s premier shot-blockers (3.1 per game – second in the country) while..." March 16

  • Former Ducks Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis sue Oregon, seeking $10 million each after rape accusations

    Oregonian "Former Oregon basketball players Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson, dismissed by UO in May 2014 after being accused, but never charged, of raping a fellow student at an off-campus party two months earlier, have filed a lawsuit against the university seeking $10 million for each player. Attorney..." March 16

  • Kansas, UNC, Virginia, Oregon claim No. 1 seeds

    The Score "Here is a look at the results from Sunday's Selection Show for the 2016 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. South Region 1 Kansas vs. 16 Austin Peay 8 Colorado vs. 9 UConn 5 Maryland vs. 12 South Dakota State 4 Cal vs. 13 Hawaii 6 Arizona vs. 11 Vanderbilt/Wichita State 3 Miami..." March 14

  • No. 8 Oregon manhandles No. 12 Utah in Pac-12

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Oregon coach Dana Altman, whose eighth-ranked team routed No. 12 Utah 88-57 in the Pac-12 title game, said the Utes are a worthy opponent that simply ran into his hot team on Saturday night. Make that three run-ins this season. None of them were pretty for the Utes, who entered..." March 13

  • No. 8 Oregon pulls out OT win over No. 15 Arizona

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Oregon could only watch after squandering a 17-point second-half lead and fouling a shooter with no time left in regulation. Arizona forward Mark Tollefsen missed the first free-throw attempt but made the second to tie the game at 77. "Fortunately, he missed one for us,"..." March 12

  • Boucher leads No. 8 Oregon past Washington

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Chris Boucher is your basic matchup nightmare. The Oregon senior is 6 feet 10, 190 pounds, with the long arms of an elite shot-blocker and the shooting touch of a wing. He had it all on display eighth-ranked Oregon held off Washington 83-77 in the Pac-12 Tournament..." March 10

  • No. 9 Oregon is No. 1 in Pac-10

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Oregon did not want to share the Pac-12 title. Freshman guard Tyler Dorsey scored 19 points to lead the ninth-ranked Ducks to a 76-66 win over USC on Saturday at Galen Center. Oregon (25-6) wrapped up the outright conference championship by finishing at 14-4 for its..." March 05

  • No. 9 Oregon clinches share of Pac-12 title

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES - Ninth-ranked Oregon clinched at least a share of the Pac-12 Conference title, but the Ducks are not satisfied. Freshman Tyler Dorsey scored 20 points as the Ducks defeated UCLA 76-68 Wednesday night at Pauley Pavilion. Oregon (24-6) improved to 13-4 in the Pac-12 and sits one..." March 03

  • No. 13 Oregon stays unbeaten at home

    The Sports Xchange "EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon capped off a perfect season at home Sunday. Now the Ducks have to hit the road to try to wrap up just the second Pac-12 Conference championship in school history. No. 13 Oregon moved back into sole possession of first place in the Pac-12 with an 86-73 win over..." February 28

  • No. 13 Oregon atop Pac-12 with win over Washington State

    The Sports Xchange "EUGENE, Ore. -- No. 13 Oregon is back in first place in the Pac-12 Conference. Forward Elgin Cook scored 24 points and center Chris Boucher added 18 points as the Ducks (22-6) defeated Washington State 76-62 to improve to 11-4 in the Pac-12 and take a one-game lead over Utah and Arizona...." February 25

  • No. 16 Oregon shares Pac-12 lead after win

    The Sports Xchange "EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon is back in first place in the Pac-12. After back-to-back losses knocked the Ducks into second place, No. 16 Oregon moved into a tie for first place with Arizona at 10-4 after a 91-81 win over Oregon State on Saturday night in Matthew Knight Arena. "We figured..." February 21

  • Stanford holds on against No. 11 Oregon

    The Sports Xchange "STANFORD, Calif. -- Stanford forward Michael Humphrey was limited to 12 minutes because of foul trouble and did not score a single point Saturday, but he came up with the play of the game in the closing seconds to ruin a late-game rally by 11th-ranked Oregon. With the Cardinal leading by..." February 13

  • Oregon transfer Trevor Manuel commits to Loyola Marymount

    Michigan Live "It didn't take long for Trevor Manuel to pick a new college. The former Lansing Everett basketball star who left Oregon this week told MLive Friday he has committed to Loyola Marymount. "I think it's a good fit because it's a program that's being built back up and I want to be a part of the..." January 11

  • Dylan Ennis, Oregon Ducks point guard, out for season with foot injury

    Oregonian "Dylan Ennis' Oregon season has ended nearly before it ever began. The senior point guard, who transferred this summer from Villanova, will miss the remainder of the basketball season after reaggravating a foot injury, Oregon announced on Wednesday. Ennis played in two games this season for..." January 07

  • Chris Boucher's emergence has sparked Oregon's strong start

    Yahoo! Sports "The first time he watched Chris Boucher a little over two years ago, Oregon assistant Mike Mennenga wasn't sure the 6-foot-10 junior college forward would develop into a Pac-12-caliber prospect. Boucher was thin as a sapling, all slender arms and spindly legs. He displayed an intriguing skill..." December 07

  • Oregon's Dylan Ennis out for 'extended period' with foot injury

    The Score "With reigning Pac-12 player of the year Joseph Young lost to graduation, Oregon hoped Villanova transfer Dylan Ennis would fill the vacant point guard position in their backcourt. Those hopes were dealt a serious blow Tuesday when head coach Dana Altman announced Ennis would "be out an extended..." November 04

  • Ex-Oregon player accused of sex assault suing school for $7.5 million

    Oregonian "Former Oregon men's basketball player Brandon Austin is seeking $7.5 million in damages in a lawsuit against the University of Oregon, former president Michael R. Gottfredson and three others. The 18-page lawsuit, filed Thursday in Lane County Circuit Court, alleges that the university, the..." October 30

  • Jordan Bell may miss start of Oregon Ducks basketball season with broken foot

    The Register Guard "The Oregon men’s basketball team has its first practice Sunday, but sophomore forward Jordan Bell will not participate for at least four weeks as he continues to recover from a broken foot that required surgery in May. “Hopefully we will get him back here before too long,” Oregon coach Dana..." October 05

  • M.J. Cage, four-star power forward, commits to Oregon Ducks

    Oregonian "Four-star power forward M.J. Cage has committed to play basketball for the Oregon Ducks, The Oregonian/OregonLive confirmed Saturday. Cage, who is 6-foot-9 and 235 pounds, held offers from a bevy of top schools, including Arizona, Gonzaga and Kentucky, but the son of former NBA player Michael..." September 28

  • Payton Pritchard, West Linn 4-star PG, commits to Oregon Ducks

    Oregonian "West Linn senior point guard Payton Pritchard has already built a lasting legacy in the state of Oregon in his first three high school seasons. The Lions have won three consecutive 6A state championships and the 6-foot-2, 175-pound floor general has won back-to-back 6A state player of the year..." August 29

  • Former Missouri guard Montaque Gill-Caesar to visit Oregon

    College Basketball Talk "After announcing earlier this summer that he’d be leaving the Missouri program after just one season, Montaque Gill-Caesar hadn’t said much regarding his plans when it came to a new school. Thursday it was reported by Matt Prehm of 247Sports.com that the Huntington Prep product will visit Oregon,..." August 14

  • Lawsuit against Oregon coach Dana Altman dropped

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The accuser in a lawsuit against the University of Oregon and basketball coach Dana Altman has voluntarily decided to dismiss her case against Altman, The Oregonian in Portland confirmed. Altman was being sued by a woman who alleged she was sexually assaulted in 2014 by multiple Ducks players...." August 04

  • Oregon center Jordan Bell is on track for October return from broken foot

    Oregonian "Oregon Ducks center Jordan Bell is expected to be ready when the Ducks open camp in October. Bell, who broke his foot in the spring, is still wearing a walking boot, according to head coach Dana Altman, but everything is on track for the 6-foot-9 sophomore to be on the court when the..." July 20

  • Report: Oregon point guard Ahmaad Rorie to transfer

    College Basketball Talk "With Dylan Ennis, Tyler Dorsey and Kendall Small joining the Oregon program, minutes for other perimeter options could be at a premium in 2015-16. One player those additions were bound to impact was rising sophomore Ahmaad Rorie, who played just under 19 minutes per game as a freshman. Friday..." July 03

  • Report: Oregon the “front runner” to land five-star guard Jamal Murray

    Daily Emerald "Oregon might be on the verge of adding a huge piece to next year’s team. Jamal Murray, a five-star shooting guard from Ontario, Canada, who reclassified from the 2016 recruiting class to 2015, is announcing his college destination Tuesday. Murray is deciding between joining Oregon and Kentucky,..." June 23

  • Report: Five-star Class of 2016 guard Jamal Murray has timeline to decide future

    College Basketball Talk "Many of the major pieces have already come together for the 2015-16 college basketball season but one of the great unknowns is five-star Class of 2016 point guard Jamal Murray. The native of Canada burst into the national spotlight with a 30-point performance in the prestigious Nike Hoop Summit in..." May 25

  • Chris Boucher, NJCAA national player of the year, commits to Oregon Ducks

    Oregonian "247Sports four-star prospect and NJCAA national player of the year Chris Boucher committed to the Oregon Ducks basketball program Friday evening during a visit to Eugene, according to Boucher's mentor and high school coach Ibrahim Appiah. "He was there with the whole staff (Friday) and I think..." May 19

  • Oregon Ducks' center Jordan Bell has surgery to repair broken foot

    Oregonian "Oregon freshman Jordan Bell underwent surgery Friday to repair a broken foot. While it's not known how Bell broke his foot, or the severity, Oregon men's basketball coach Dana Altman confirmed the injury and said he expects Bell to be ready in time for next season. " May 07

  • Villanova Graduate Transfer G Dylan Ennis Commits To Oregon

    College Spun "Dylan Ennis, who announced following Villanova’s season that he is transferring out of the program, has committed to Oregon, according to Scout.com’s Evan Daniels. The 6-foot-2, 192-pound guard is graduating from Villanova and will be eligible to play immediately in 2015-16. He has one year of..." May 06

  • Former Oregon Point Guard Dominic Artis commits to UTEP

    Miner Rush "Former Oregon point guard Dominic Artis will be immediately eligible and join the UTEP basketball team El Paso Times reporter Felix Chavez first tweeted, and sources confirmed to Miner Rush. Artis averaged 6.2 points and 2.7 assists per game in 53 career games at Oregon before being suspended..." May 03

  • Oregon center Michael Chandler granted release from scholarship, will transfer

    Oregonian "Oregon center Michael Chandler was granted a release from his scholarship, the university announced on Tuesday. Chandler, a 6-foot-10 center, will seek to transfer to a different program. "We would like to thank Michael for being an important part of our team this season, and respect his..." April 28

  • Keith Smith, top 100 basketball prospect, commits to Oregon Ducks

    Oregonian "ESPN four-star small forward Keith Smith, the No. 67 prospect in the class of 2016, has committed to the University of Oregon after re-opening his recruitment last week. The 6-foot-7, 190-pound Rainier Beach High School (Seattle, Washington) product is rated as the No. 1 junior in his state and..." April 27

  • Villanova transfer Dylan Ennis lists Illinois, Baylor, and Oregon as finalists

    The Champaign Room "According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, Villanova graduate transfer Dylan Ennis has narrowed his list to Illinois, Baylor, and Oregon; the news comes after an extended face-to-face meeting with John Groce back on April 9th. The former Lake Forest Academy standout averaged 9.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, and..." April 23

  • University of Houston to sign dismissed Oregon basketball player

    Houston Chronicle "Damyean Dotson, the former Yates star who was at the center of a sexual assault investigation that led to his dismissal from the University of Oregon, plans to resurrect his basketball career at home. Dotson on Wednesday will sign a national letter of intent to play at the University of..." April 15

  • Five-star SG Tyler Dorsey commits to Oregon

    SI "Five-star shooting guard Tyler Dorsey has verbally committed to Oregon, reports CBS Sports. Dorsey, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound recruit from Pasadena, Calif. (Maranatha), also visited Arizona State, Cal, Colorado and Kansas. He also held offers from Arizona, UConn, Duke, Georgetown, Kentucky,..." February 03

  • Former Oregon guard Johnathan Loyd gets a chance at a football national title

    College Basketball Talk "If you’re watching the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday night between Oregon and Ohio State you might notice a former college basketball player playing a role in the proceedings. Former Oregon point guard Johnathan Loyd is now playing wide receiver for the Ducks on..." January 12

  • University of Oregon and Dana Altman sued over alleged sexual assault by alleged victim

    Oregonian "The University of Oregon and men's basketball coach Dana Altman were sued Thursday afternoon by the alleged victim of a March sexual assault involving three former Ducks basketball players in a suit that says, in part, that Altman was fully aware that one of the players, Brandon Austin, had been..." January 09

  • Report: Oregon adds freshman big man for second semester

    College Basketball Talk "Oregon has added a 6-foot-9 post player named Roman Sorkin for the second semester, according to a report from Scout.com. Sorkin, an Israeli native, enrolled at Oregon this week, the report says, and will be eligible to play this season. That’s a major boost for the Ducks, who desperately..." January 06