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 wrote Wednesday that Kasongo, who is listed on Oregon's roster as 6-foot-9 and 235 pounds, didn't meet the school's academic standard for admission.

Originally from the area near Toronto, Canada, Kasongo has bounced around high schools in the U.S. in recent years with stops at the famed Oak Hill Academy in Virginia and Pike Hill in Kentucky before landing at Phase One Academy near Phoenix as a senior.

An Oregon basketball spokesperson had yet to respond to an e-mail for comment on the report at this writing.

The report is the latest twist in the story of landing Kasongo.

Less than 24 hours after he told an ESPN reporter last October that he'd verbally committed to Oregon over Connecticut, Kasongo denied the report on Twitter. Three weeks later on Oct. 26 he reaffirmed his commitment to Oregon, then made it official by signing a National Letter of Intent with UO.

SNY's Adam Zagoria followed Wednesday's report with schools that Rasongo will consider next, a group that includes Memphis, Florida and Cal.