The Oregon Ducks might not be synonymous with college basketball greatness, but they are making attempts to be just that. Outside of hurling Nike money into the program, though, one of the issues some people expected to stand in the way of Oregon hoops success was their ability to recruit. Well, I think it is safe to say that landing a verbal commitment from a top-20 2014 prospect, JaQuan Lyle, goes a long way in helping putting that puppy to bed.
JaQuan Lyle is a native of Evansville, Ind. and chose Oregon over Memphis as well as Oklahoma State.
In his senior season at Huntington Prep, Lyle average just a shade under 17 points per game.
Standing a swell 6’5″, Lyle’s game is widely touted by recruiting service websites for being as versatile as a Swiss Army Knife. However, do not expect him to open your expensive bottle of beer just because you’re attempting to pull him out of your pocket.
Lyle joins five other players who are expected to join the Oregon program over the summer. Some of which are transfers, others, as is the case of Jordan Bell, guys who had to reclassify and two more freshman.
Oregon hoops on the way up? Sure.