Before dominating Arizona all over the football field yesterday, the Oregon Ducks picked up a commitment from Arsalan Kazemi, a 6-7, 220 lbs senior transfer from Rice University. Kazemi averaged a double-double the past two seasons for the Rice Owls and was voted second team all conference both years. He is an athletic forward who runs well and attacks the rim.
If his hardship is approved, Kazemi, who visited over the weekend, will add much needed depth and experience to Oregon's front court. With only one year of eligibility remaining, you know he will see the floor right away. With the recent addition of Waverly Austin, and seniors Kyle Singler, Carlos Emory, and Tony Woods already on the team, Dana Altman and the Ducks have fielded a very athletic and experienced front court to complement the relative youth in the backcourt. With Kazemi, the Ducks are now a legitimate NCAA team and should be competitive in the Pac-12 all year.
After the jump, check out Arsalan's highlight video.