Oregon Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Report: Oregon’s Dwayne Benjamin out tonight against VCU

    College Basketball Talk "Dwayne Benjamin entered Monday night’s tilt with Michigan as one of Oregon’s most surprising players. He’s averaging 7.5 points and 9.3 boards, playing with the kind of energy up front that the Ducks desperately need, but he won’t be on the floor on Tuesday night. Benjamin injured his left..." November 25

  • Oregon 2016 football commit says he’ll also play hoops in college

    College Basketball Talk "Earlier this month, Oregon football received a verbal commitment from White Station High (Tennessee) 2016 wide receiver Dillon Mitchell. The 6-foot-1 wideout will also play basketball for the Ducks. Mitchell is regarded as a three-star basketball recruit, according to Rivals. This gives Dana..." November 17

  • Report: Two Oregon players arrested last month for shoplifting

    CBS Sports "A turbulent offseason has turned to another saga dealing with the law for Oregon basketball. The Register-Guard of Eugene reports Elgin Cook and Jalil Abdul-Bassit, both transfers from a season ago, were arrested for shoplifting last month, on Sept. 12. It's a petty crime, one that pales in..." October 06

  • Oregon basketball's expected starting center injured

    247 Sports "Expected starting center Michael Chandler will not be available for the start of Oregon basketball's training camp, Dana Altman announced Thursday morning. The 6-foot-10, 240-pound junior college transfer has been sidelined with a knee injury that's prevented him to take part in off-season..." October 04

  • Top freshman JaQuan Lyle no longer on Oregon's roster

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB - The Dagger "After Oregon updated its men's basketball roster on Tuesday evening, it didn't take long for savvy fans to point out a key difference. JaQuan Lyle, Oregon's top freshman, is no longer on it. Lyle was not admitted to the university despite being cleared by the NCAA, Rivals.com reported..." September 17

  • Trevor Manuel, 4-star power forward, commits to Oregon

    Oregonian "Trevor Manuel, a four-star power forward who is among the nation's top 100 prospects, announced his commitment to the University of Oregon on Thursday afternoon. The 6-foot-9 215-pound post, who had several schools in mind just a week ago, took his official visit to Eugene last weekend for the..." September 12

  • Oregon waited to expel three basketball players to avoid sanctions

    Oregonian "A wide-ranging report from KATU suggests that University of Oregon officials may have delayed the expulsion of three men's basketball players in order to maintain the team's academic rating, avoiding NCAA sanctions and assuring bonuses to be paid to coaches and officials. In a three-month long..." September 10

  • Dominic Artis headed to junior college, will attempt D-I comeback

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Former Oregon guard Dominic Artis is heading to a junior college before attempting to find a home at a Division I school next year. Sporting News reached out to Diablo Valley College head coach Steve Coccimiglio, who confirmed that Artis would be attending the school to earn his Associate of..." September 04

  • The Ray Kasongo saga takes another turn on Wednesday

    College Basketball Talk "Ray Kasongo was an Oregon commit up until July 30, when it was reported that he had been denied admission to the university despite having qualified. Several weeks later, and the 2014 power forward is still without a school. He initially keyed in on three programs — Cal, Kansas and Memphis —..." August 20

  • Four-star Dillon Brooks commits to Oregon, reclassifies into 2014

    CBS Sports "After a trio of spring dismissals, Oregon badly needed players for the upcoming season. On Sunday night, the Ducks received a key late addition. Four-star prospect Dillon Brooks made the decision to commit to Oregon, while also reclassifying into the class of 2014. As a result, Brooks will be..." August 18

  • Former Oregon commit Ray Kasongo down to Indiana and LSU

    College Basketball Talk "It’s been an eventful two weeks for 2014 power forward Ray Kasongo. It began on July 30 when he was not admitted to the University of Oregon. As his recruitment reopened he keyed in on three programs. A week later and none of those teams remain in the picture. However, according to a report on..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Report: Oregon Ducks' freshman Ray Kasongo denied admission

    Oregonian "Ray Kasongo, an incoming Oregon Ducks basketball freshman forward, has been denied admission by the school and is already eyeing other schools, according to a report Wednesday morning, dealing a blow to UO's plan for a young and talented frontcourt this upcoming season. ESPN's Jeff Goodman..." July 30

  • Former UO basketball player Brandon Austin reportedly transferring to Community College

    Daily Emerald "Former Oregon men’s basketball player Brandon Austin will be transferring to Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas, according to a JucoJunction.com source close to the situation. Recently, the 6-foot-6 forward was suspended from UO for at least four years along with former..." July 08

  • St. John's no longer pursuing Dominic Artis

    Sporting News - NCAAB "St. John's is no longer pursuing former Oregon point guard Dominic Artis following an internal review of the situation, SNY's Adam Zagoria reported. Artis was one of three Oregon players named in a rape investigation that took place in April. While ultimately no charges were filed in the..." June 24

  • Oregon Finds 3 Basketball Players Guilty Of Sexual Assault, Will Remove Them From Campus

    Huffington Post "The University of Oregon found three former basketball players responsible for sexual misconduct, and will remove them from campus for up to 10 years. Dominic Artis, Damyean Dotson and Brandon Austin were accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated female undergraduate overnight from March 8..." June 24

  • Oregon transfer Dominic Artis to visit St. John’s this weekend

    New York Daily News "Oregon transfer Dominic Artis will visit St. John's this weekend, a source told the Daily News. The point guard was a part of two NCAA Tournament teams with the Ducks and would need to sit out a year per NCAA transfer rules before having two years of eligibility left. Artis was dismissed..." June 20

  • Woman who accused Oregon players of sexual assault expresses anger at school

    USA Today "The woman who accused three Oregon basketball players of sexual assault has sent a letter to the Daily Emerald, the university's student newspaper, questioning the culture within the athletic department. "I am angry with the culture that appears to exist in our athletic department that..." June 06

  • Dana Altman deserves to be fired for mess at Oregon

    College Basketball Talk "Dana Altman needs to be fired. I’ll explain why in a minute, but before I do, let me set the stage for you. Altman, the Oregon head coach, finally spoke publicly about the rape accusations against three of his players on Friday evening, just a few hours after school President Michael..." May 16

  • Oregon dismisses 3 accused of sexual assault

    ESPN "Three Oregon Ducks players involved in a sexual assault investigation have been dismissed from the program, the university president announced Friday. Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin -- who were all suspended last week following the release of a police report that linked them..." May 09

  • Oregon suspends 3 after reported rape investigation; no charges filed

    Oregonian "Monday's announcement that Oregon basketball junior guard Damyean Dotson is not currently participating in team activities follows a forcible rape investigation from March that the Lane County District Attorney's office has since declined to prosecute due to a lack of evidence. Oregon..." May 06

  • Brandon Austin follows Artis, no longer with Oregon basketball

    Daily Emerald "Oregon small forward Brandon Austin is no longer participating in team activities. The report comes just hours after it was announced that point guard Dominic Artis was transferring. The 6-foot-8 forward transferred to Oregon from Providence midway through the 2013-14 season after he was..." May 05

  • Dominic Artis transferring from Oregon

    CBS Sports "Oregon sophomore Dominic Artis is leaving the program, according to an ESPN report. Artis, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Oakland, averaged 4.1 points and 2.2 assists this past season. After an impressive freshman campaign, it seemed like Artis would have a bright future in Eugene. But a..." May 05

  • 4-star commit Kendall Small verbally commits to Oregon basketball team

    Oregonian "Oregon basketball has its first commitment for the 2015 class, getting a verbal commit from Mayfair High School point guard Kendall Small on Tuesday. Small, a 6-foot, 170-pounder from Lakewood, Calif., made the announcement Tuesday afternoon through his Twitter account. This past season, he..." April 29

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