Writer's note: Apologies this didn't get up sooner. I've had computer issues all day.
If there‘s a program which could use some good news at this point it is the Oregon Men's basketball team. After being rocked by the Dotson scandal, Oregon looks to move forward with their next season.
Having Dominick Artis departing from the back court makes room in the coming years for a point guard on the roster. The Ducks picked up a big commitment today from Ahmaad Rorie, a 4* point guard out of Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington.
Facing an offer sheet from several Pac-12 teams, Rorie had interest from Washington, Washington State and California who was still in the mix for the guard.
Rorie was originally committed to California and had signed his letter of intent. However, he was granted a release after Mike Montgomery retired and a late official visit brought him to Eugene to play for Dana Altman and the Ducks. At 6'0" 170, he doesn't have exceptional size for the position but is certainly a threat to score with a strong pull up jumper.
A threat to score with the ball in his hands, Rorie needs to improve his passing skills. Currently, he is serviceable as a passer but his strengths truly lie as a scorer. Where he will benefit the Ducks is forcing opposing guards to respect his ability to score instead of dropping back and forcing him to make a play as they have in previous years with Johnathan Loyd.