The University of Oregon has never been truly recognized for its basketball program despite being steeped in gaudy statistics. The Ducks have also had their share of stars too that have helped set them apart from the rest of the pack.
Let’s take a look at my Top 5 Ducks Basketball Players of All Time!
Ron Lee: First there was Oregon’s all-time scoring leader, Ron Lee who was a member of coach Dick Harter’s famous “Kamikaze Kids” teams of the early 1970s.
A fearless and scrappy player, Lee was a fan favorite and tallied 2,085 points during his four years with the Ducks before being drafted by the Phoenix Suns.
Luke Jackson: Next on the list is one of the more complete players in UO history, Luke Jackson, who went on to finish with the second-highest career point total in school history at 1,970.
Aaron Brooks: Just the opposite was point guard Aaron Brooks whose ability to come up with clutch baskets superseded his impressive statistical output, but he did he did finish 11th on the school’s career scoring list with 1,511 points, and an average of 13.1 per game.
Greg Ballard: One of the more electric players in Oregon men’s basketball history has to be Greg Ballard who holds Oregon’s records for career rebounds and most points in a single game–43 points in a win over Oral Roberts on March 9, 1977.
(Tie) Stan Love & Blair Rasumussen: Finally, Stan Love and Blair Rasmussen round out the Oregon hoops All-time five.
Love led the Ducks in scoring three seasons in a row and holds the record for field-goals made in a single game with 17, during a 1970 game against California.
Three-time all-Pac-10 Conference selection Rasmussen is Oregon’s career record-holder in blocked shots with 116 in his 114 games.