The men's basketball team has picked up their second verbal commit for the 2013 recruiting class in shooting guard A.J. Lapray from Salem, Oregon.
Oregon basketball recently picked up their second commitment in the 2013 recruiting class in A.J. Lapray from Salem, Oregon. Lapray is a 6'4 shooting guard who plays his basketball for Sprague high school. Lapray is the nephew of Mike McShane, a South Salem standout who played for the Ducks from 1996-1999. As a junior Lapray was a second-team all-state selection in class 6A, averaging 21 points, 6 rebounds, and 3.3 assists a game.
Lapray is Oregon's second scholarship player after power forward Jordan Bell, who signed with the Ducks last Thursday. Oregon also has two-sport athletes Tyree and Tyrell Robinson in the class, though they don't count against the class limit because they will be on football scholarships. Oregon has two more basketball scholarships to offer.
Oregon had several high profile recruits on campus for the Stanford game and reports are that all of them enjoyed their visits. One player that was not identified prior to game time was linebacker Peter Kalambayi from Mathews, North Carolina, a four star player who is currently committed to Stanford. Kalambayi was interested in Oregon before committing to Stanford and seems to have renewed his interest in the Ducks.
In other news, 247Sports has put together a very nice summary of some of Oregon's remaining targets in the 2013 class with some thoughts on how their recruitment might end up. While Oregon's class remains small they are very much in it for a variety of top players in the 2013 class, including four star receiver John Ross, four star running back Tarean Folston, and four star safety, Max Redfield. With their history of closing strong on signing day, the best may be yet to come for Oregon's recruiting class.