NWSB Editor Bryant Knox profiles Northwest athlete Luke Ridnour. After a successful high school career in Washington, the point guard became a star with the Oregon Ducks. He went to the Elite 8, won Pac-10 Player of the Year and eventually returned to Washington when drafted by the Seattle Supersonics. Ridnour has spent time in the NBA with the MInnesota Timberwolves and Milwaukee Bucks, but he will always be a product of the Pacific Northwest.
NWSB Insider Steve Lee talks about Oregon’s early success on the basketball court this season. Currently sitting fourth in the PAC12 standings, the Ducks, who during the preseason were predicted by many (including myself) to sit in the bottom half of the division standings and hold a NIT ticket are making a push for the Big Dance. Damyean Dotson, E.J. Singler, and Carlos Emory have looked great.
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 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.
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today as Matt Martz profiles Former Oregon Ducks Football Coach turned ESPN Analyst Mike Bellotti. Bellotti had a very respectable record while with the Ducks and left the door open for Chip Kelly to come in to a winning team.