NW Sports Beat Editor and Writer Chris Anderson profiles the newcomers to the Oregon Duck basketball program in the 2012-2013 season. With these new players, the Ducks should maintain their status as a viable threat to claim the Pac 12 title. Players include talented PG Dominic Artis, SF Damyean Dotson, and JUCO player Devon Branch.
NWSB insider Jason Green brings us his list of things we should have learned about Orgeon mens hoops this season. The Ducks always bounced back but did not step up in big games. With EJ Singler, Devoe Joseph, Garrett Sim and Olu Ashaolu all finishing their careers at Oregon, their window of opportunity may be closed.
NWSB insider Blair Thomas brings us his 5 things you could see from the Oregon Ducks in their NIT match up against the Washington Huskies. A healthy dose of Devoe Joseph will go a long way as well as steady E.J. Singler stepping up for the Ducks. After a 25 point blowout in their last meeting, the Ducks will need to contain Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten to accomplish that feat again.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Blair Thomas weighs in with his Love’Em & Hate’Em column for the Tigers vs. Ducks game on Tuesday night. NIT Basketball tournament action from Eugene. After a horrid 6-26 shooting performance against Colorado in the Pac-12 tournament, Devoe Joseph bounced back strong. Next up the Ducks will put their 16-3 home record on the line when Iowa rolls in on Sunday.
NWSB College Hoops and Oregon Ducks blogger Blair Thomas previews the Ducks PAC12 tournament chances and predicts how they’ll do. This year’s tourney is at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Ducks feature the second and third best three-point shooters in the Pac-12 in guards Devoe Joseph (46.3 percent) and Garrett Sim. They’ll need to be stars to help Oregon achieve greatness.
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.
Oregon Hoops blogger Jason Green points out the obvious. March Madness is a slim possibility. The Oregon Ducks led by E.J. Singler will have to win some big Pac 12 games and get off to a great start, since the Ducks only face one team ranked in the preseason top 25 in the first half of the season.
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.