Former Oregon centre Franck Kepnang has fully commited to Washington. He announced his decision on social media Wednesday afternoon.
Kepnang came to Eugene as a 4-star (.9876 for every 247 Athletics Composite) recruit, reclassifying from the 2021 course to be part of the Ducks in the shortened 2020 COVID season. He selected Oregon above competing provides including the likes of Kansas, Auburn, and Connecticut, between other individuals.
Through his two brief seasons with the Ducks, Kepnang furnished a strong inside presence, whether it was swatting absent pictures at the rim or slamming home a dunk. He completed his Oregon vocation averaging 4.1 details for each game, 2.5 rebounds for each sport, and 1.2 blocks per recreation.
Kepnang’s official departure to a single of Oregon’s major Pac-12 rivals carries on what is actually presently been a rocky offseason in Eugene. Because the 2021-2022 time concluded with a reduction to Texas A&M in the NIT, the Ducks have viewed Kepnang, Isaac Johnson (Utah State) and De’Vion Harmon all enter the transfer portal.
The departures of Kepnang and Johnson offer a blow to Oregon’s depth in the front court, having said that there are continue to substantial hopes for former 5-star Nathan Bittle, who played sparingly as a accurate freshman in 2021, and incoming 5-star massive Kel’el Ware, who was amongst the top performers at the McDonald’s All-American Game and the Nike Hoop Summit.
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Harmon introduced earlier in the spring that he’d be returning to Eugene, but reportedly entered the transfer portal on Tuesday. Furthermore, the Ducks will be without the need of forward Eric Williams Jr., who will pursue a specialist occupation. The staff also loses Jacob Younger, who exhausts his collegiate eligibility.
On Wednesday early morning, level guard Will Richardson and forward Quincy Guerrier have been outlined amid early NBA Draft candidates, but they can however return to Eugene must in advance of the June 1 deadline.
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