While Dana Altman has typically built his program around transfers, he also knows how to make some noise in the recruiting world.
Jamal Murray, a 5-star guard from Kitchener, Ontario is on an official visit to Oregon, according to his father. Murray is expected to make his decision soon as he wants to reclassify to the Class of 2015. Murray is currently in the Class of 2016, but that could change soon.
Oregon has some tough competition as Murray also has offers from powerhouse programs such as Kentucky, Connecticut and Maryland. Recently, Kentucky has been considered the frontrunner, but Oregon's Canadian pipeline could swing things in the Ducks' favor.
Back in April, Murray, a 6-3 guard, delivered a 30-point performance in the Nike Hoop Summit. Just imagining Murray and Dylan Ennis in the backcourt together next year is (almost) making me forget about football season coming first.
If the Ducks were able to sway Murray away from Kentucky, it could launch the program to the next level. In recent years, Oregon has been a consistent tournament team, but hasn't been able to do much more than a Sweet 16 trip back in 2013. With the possibility of Murray and Ennis together in 2015, the Ducks could be gearing up to make a run at their first Elite 8 since 2007.