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    With the announcement yesterday that Wake Forest transfer Tony Woods picked Oregon over Kentucky, Texas and Louisville. This closely follows Olu Ashaolu also choosing to spend his final season at Oregon after being courted by many high profile programs once again including Rick Barnes' Longhorns.

    These late additions add to Dana Altman's first true recruiting class that included Jordan Brand selection Jabari Brown. Dana inherited a program that had a few moments of joy over the last decade, and nothing to write home about since Ronnie Lee in the mid-70s.

    Watching him turn a bunch of scrap pieces into a 20 win team last year, and start to load talent this off-season has been fun. Knowing that he has the nicest college basketball arena in the country has to be a nice feather in the hat. Oregon will be an NCAA team this year and a dark horse to win the P12.

    Looking at the kids that have Oregon on their list for 12 is amazing, every west coast kid has the Ducks on their list now. Next step is to start locking down the Portland kids, no more losing Terrance Jones, Kyle Wiltjer, Kevin Love, Aaron Miles etc. Then start moving in on Romar's stranglehold on the Seattle talent. I think that in 10 years Oregon is as likely to be considered a basketball school as a football school. It is a great time to live in Track Town, USA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    With the announcement yesterday that Wake Forest transfer Tony Woods picked Oregon over Kentucky, Texas and Louisville. This closely follows Olu Ashaolu also choosing to spend his final season at Oregon after being courted by many high profile programs once again including Rick Barnes' Longhorns.

    These late additions add to Dana Altman's first true recruiting class that included Jordan Brand selection Jabari Brown. Dana inherited a program that had a few moments of joy over the last decade, and nothing to write home about since Ronnie Lee in the mid-70s.

    Watching him turn a bunch of scrap pieces into a 20 win team last year, and start to load talent this off-season has been fun. Knowing that he has the nicest college basketball arena in the country has to be a nice feather in the hat. Oregon will be an NCAA team this year and a dark horse to win the P12.

    Looking at the kids that have Oregon on their list for 12 is amazing, every west coast kid has the Ducks on their list now. Next step is to start locking down the Portland kids, no more losing Terrance Jones, Kyle Wiltjer, Kevin Love, Aaron Miles etc. Then start moving in on Romar's stranglehold on the Seattle talent. I think that in 10 years Oregon is as likely to be considered a basketball school as a football school. It is a great time to live in Track Town, USA!
    How many middle men were involved in Tony's recruitment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    How many middle men were involved in Tony's recruitment?
    There aren't those concerns in college hoops. Everyone loves middle men in NCAA basketball, the AAU program is alive and well! Even schools like BYU use AAU coaches for sources for players, so it must not be as big of deal there. Just another area of the silliness of the NCAA.
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    I've heard the arena is really nice. How does the floor look in person? It looks really strange on tv.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueHair View Post
    I've heard the arena is really nice. How does the floor look in person? It looks really strange on tv.
    The floor works in person, and is pretty awful on TV. It wasn't really loved here, but it was designed by one of Matt Knight's best friends, so I don't think it is going away soon. I have heard some rumors about adding color to the trees or or lines to make them more distinct.
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    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketb...ady_fly_082011

    I think in 5 years it could be a reasonable discussion that Altman was as good of hire as Chip. This team is going to finish in the top 1/3 of the P12 and go to the dance this year. If Jabari is as good as advertised they play into the second weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketb...ady_fly_082011

    I think in 5 years it could be a reasonable discussion that Altman was as good of hire as Chip. This team is going to finish in the top 1/3 of the P12 and go to the dance this year. If Jabari is as good as advertised they play into the second weekend.

    2012-13 season could be a conf title and a deep run.

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    There's something very creepy and wrong about Oregon. I don't know exactly what, it's just a feeling. But someday there will be a reckoning.
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    CougarUteDuckForum?

    Nah just playing. Good luck to the Ducks. I can't make myself root for them though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach McGuirk View Post
    That was an odd photo choice for an article about how much they were improving.
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    http://espn.go.com/college-sports/ba.../dominic-artis

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    http://espn.go.com/college-sports/ba.../dominic-artis

    More players coming out of the forest into the woods!
    That's a good get. That kid looks like he's 13 or 14 years old though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    With the announcement yesterday that Wake Forest transfer Tony Woods picked Oregon over Kentucky, Texas and Louisville. This closely follows Olu Ashaolu also choosing to spend his final season at Oregon after being courted by many high profile programs once again including Rick Barnes' Longhorns.

    These late additions add to Dana Altman's first true recruiting class that included Jordan Brand selection Jabari Brown. Dana inherited a program that had a few moments of joy over the last decade, and nothing to write home about since Ronnie Lee in the mid-70s.

    Watching him turn a bunch of scrap pieces into a 20 win team last year, and start to load talent this off-season has been fun. Knowing that he has the nicest college basketball arena in the country has to be a nice feather in the hat. Oregon will be an NCAA team this year and a dark horse to win the P12.

    Looking at the kids that have Oregon on their list for 12 is amazing, every west coast kid has the Ducks on their list now. Next step is to start locking down the Portland kids, no more losing Terrance Jones, Kyle Wiltjer, Kevin Love, Aaron Miles etc. Then start moving in on Romar's stranglehold on the Seattle talent. I think that in 10 years Oregon is as likely to be considered a basketball school as a football school. It is a great time to live in Track Town, USA!
    Dana Altman is a good basketball coach. Oregon's coach search was a circus, but they ended up with a good hire. Hill screwed up miserably when he didn't hire Altman after Majerus and when he didn't hire him again after Giacoletti.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpfunk View Post
    Dana Altman is a good basketball coach. Oregon's coach search was a circus, but they ended up with a good hire. Hill screwed up miserably when he didn't hire Altman after Majerus and when he didn't hire him again after Giacoletti.
    Was Altman interested in the job at Utah at either time?
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    Speaking of fancy buildings leading to better recruiting, Michigan is finishing up a new "player development center" which includes new practice floors, meeting rooms, film room, and locker room...



    and word has it they're going to land this guy on Thursday.

    Not sure how related the two things are, but praise money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueHair View Post
    I've heard the arena is really nice. How does the floor look in person? It looks really strange on tv.
    That floor is unbearable to see on TV.

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    And sure enough, Mitch McGary commits to Michigan.

    Boom, bitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woot View Post
    And sure enough, Mitch McGary commits to Michigan.

    Boom, bitches.
    You should probably just start your own Michigan bball and football threads instead of littering other threads with Michigan tidbits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woot View Post
    And sure enough, Mitch McGary commits to Michigan.

    Boom, bitches.
    This is huge for Michigan. Number 2 ranked player in ESPNs top 100. They also have commits from Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III who are top 100 players. They are doing work.

    With what Hoke has done in regards to football recruiting Michigan might be looking at two top 5 classes. In fact for football they are number 1 on Scout right now.
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    Apparently they are leaving also. Top recruit Jabari Brown leaves after the first two games, online sources site his desire "to be the man". I'm unclear as to what that means, through the first two games of his freshman campaign he notched 2 starts and was averaging almost 30 minutes a game.

    Sounds like he is interested in UConn, I'm not sure if the interest is mutual. Good luck wherever he ends up, he has a lot of talent.
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    I'm going to go all BYU71 for a minute. Holy damn, I thought Uncle Phil's $100 mil was how they were going to set up funding for this thing. Just renewed my tickets this morning. The two court sides were $1000 each and the others were $700 each, that doesn't include per seat donation.

    Um, no more CBI or NIT. Understood?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    I'm going to go all BYU71 for a minute. Holy damn, I thought Uncle Phil's $100 mil was how they were going to set up funding for this thing. Just renewed my tickets this morning. The two court sides were $1000 each and the others were $700 each, that doesn't include per seat donation.

    Um, no more CBI or NIT. Understood?
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    It's built and they're staying home!

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    Tonight is a good test for this Duck team. I'd like to see the play competitive into the second half at Vegas.

    Artis has been impressive so far, but the competition has been bad.
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    Huge win! Clutch play by a couple of freshman down the stretch. This should be an NCAA team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    Huge win! Clutch play by a couple of freshman down the stretch. This should be an NCAA team.
    Vegas shoots 35.8%.
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    Biggest game in the short history of Matthew Knight, #3 Arizona rolls into town. I am excited for this game. Oregon is playing some pretty good ball, the freshman Dotson and Artis are looking like foundations to a team that can make a tourney run in the next couple of years. Our Iranian Sensation is better than I could have ever hoped for, and there are 2 legit big men in Woods and Austin. This team should go dancing this year and win a game in the tourney next year.

    I'm feeling good about tonight's chances, when I stopped at the gas station today I got not 1 but 2 lucky quarters with my change. I think tonight could be a W!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    Biggest game in the short history of Matthew Knight, #3 Arizona rolls into town. I am excited for this game. Oregon is playing some pretty good ball, the freshman Dotson and Artis are looking like foundations to a team that can make a tourney run in the next couple of years. Our Iranian Sensation is better than I could have ever hoped for, and there are 2 legit big men in Woods and Austin. This team should go dancing this year and win a game in the tourney next year.

    I'm feeling good about tonight's chances, when I stopped at the gas station today I got not 1 but 2 lucky quarters with my change. I think tonight could be a W!
    Bank on it. Arizona isn't that good.
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    Blazers/Heat > Ducks/Wildcats
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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    Blazers/Heat > Ducks/Wildcats
    Sorry, that is incorrect. 41-30 at half. Lightning yellow flying around. Fun game so far, I love college hoops but I miss The Pit.
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