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OPEN THREAD: Oregon Ducks Basketball Exhibition vs. Northwest Christian

Jonathan Ferrey

Northwest Christian Beacons vs. Oregon Ducks

5:00 PT :: Matthew Knight Arena

TV :: Pac-12 Network

While we've all been preoccupied with a certain pretty good football team, basketball season is nearly here. Our hardwood heroes, fresh off a Sweet Sixteen appearance, open the exhibition season with that funky school just across Kincaid Street, the Northwest Christian Beacons. NCU is a who's who of former Oregon Ducks. Their head coach is former Oregon All-American Luke Jackson, while former Duck assistant Fred Litzenberger is his lead assistant. On the floor, former Ducks Austin Kuemper and Coleton Baker figure to see plenty of action.

While Oregon lost a number of players from last season's squad, including Arsalan Kazemi, E.J. Singler, Tony Woods, and Carlos Emory, they reloaded via the transfer wire, bringing in former UNLV (and Grant General) double-double man Mike Moser, former Houston leading scorer Joseph Young, and sophomore Eligin Cook, one of the top JUCO players in the country. Along with returnees Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis, and Johnathan Loyd, This is a team with legit top ten potential.

Tonight is your first glance at the next great group of Oregon hoopers. GO DUCKS!