NW Sports Beat Junior Editor and Writer Chris Anderson talks about the transition of Oregon Ducks Basketball from McArthur Court to Matthew Knight Arena. Phil Knight, Ernie Kent, and the Kamikazee Kids get brief references as the past, present, and future of Oregon basketball is addressed.
NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us his analysis on the Gonzaga Bulldogs basketball program. He lays out a number of reasons why he respects Mark Few and job he’s doing with the Bulldogs program. The Bulldogs are simply better than their Pac-12 counterparts. McCarthey Athletic Center. Finding under the radar players and great guards, John Stockton, Matt Santangelo, Quentin Hall, Richie Frahm, Dan Dickau, Blake Stepp, Derek Raivio, and Jeremy Pargo.
NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us news of potential major changes at Oregon State University. Men’s hoops coach Craig Robinson may be lured close to his hometown to take the reigns at Illinois while the Beavers star player Jared Cunningham could easily join the NBA ranks if he desires. This could lead to a big trail of tears in Corvallis.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Blair Thomas brings us a good piece on point guard Garret Sim who is under the spotlight for the Ducks. In his four years in Eugene, Sim has witnessed the transition of the program that few others have ever experienced. Most importantly, the point guard has led his Ducks and validated the trust the former Blue Jays coach put in him from the first day he arrived in Eugene.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks basketball blogger Matt Martz tells us about Oregon Coach Ernie Kent and his quest to sustain success with the Ducks. An account of Kent’s ventures in Saudi Arabia and his fantastic record back in Oregon, you’ll be enlightened on how lucky the Ducks are to have Kent at the helm.
Oregon Ducks hoops preview time. While the loss of big man Jovan Catron hurts the Ducks inside, the addition of freshman shooting guard stud Jabari Brown helps them bigtime. For my Pac 12 preview, I had the Oregon Ducks finishing 5th in the conference just behind the UW Huskies, with both teams moving on in March.