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Oregon Ducks 2015 Recruiting Update: Basketball Update

This is the second installment taking a look at Oregon's recruiting on the basketball end

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Back in September I gave you a preliminary rundown on some of the top recruits the ducks were looking at on the basketball end of things, including guards Tyler Doresy and Kendall Small.

With the clock starting to tick down until the start of basketball season, the focus on basketball recruiting will only begin to grow. The Ducks are still in on a few highly touted recruits, and landing them could increase their chances of winning the Pac-12, and making a deeper tournament run come March.

Thomas Bryant: Having a solid big man in college basketball is an invaluable thing, and 6'9" power forward Thomas Bryant out of Huntinton Prep (the school that produced some guy named Andrew Wiggins) can be just that. He's being looked at by Syracuse, UCLA, Ohio State, and the Ducks have expressed their interest.

Austin Pope: The three-star out of California has some nice size for his point guard position (6'6") and can use that to his advantage easily. Smaller guards have trouble defending him, and he has the ability too set up his teammates with nice passes. His shooting is a work in progress, but he'd be a nice add at the one or the two.

Ivan Rabb: One of the few "top of the line" names in the 2015 recruiting class, there isn't a school in the entire country who wouldn't like to bring Ivan Rabb into their program. Given his five-star status and the other elite schools going after him, it may be a bit of a long shot.

Rabb is a fantastic rebounder, and is still filling out his impressive frame. He can get to the line (and convert) and flashes a soft touch around the rim. Add in some nice shot-blocking, and it's hard not to dream of seeing him in the post. California, Arkansas, Arizona, and Kentucky are all in pursuit of him next to Oregon.