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Oregon Picks Up A Shot Blocking Machine in Kavell Bigby-Williams

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Juco transfer Bigby-Williams will provide another shot blocking option

Over the weekend, Oregon's basketball team hosted another top recruit. Kavell Bigby-Williams, is a 4-star power forward who chose to attend a junior college before attending a Division 1 college. During the visit, the 6-10 Gillette College product made his commitment known through Twitter and later confirmed it to Matt Preham of 247sports. He committed to Oregon while having other offers from Arizona State, Providence, and Texas.

Bigby-Williams is originally from Harris Academy, in Beckenham, England. In England, he was apart of the U-20 British National team where he averaged: 8.9 points, 7.3 boards, and 1.4 blocks a game. Although these numbers aren't outstanding, his number pick up once he moved to Wyoming and enrolled at Gillette College. During his sophomore season at Gillette, Bigby-Williams was a shot blocking machine. He blocked 5.86 shots a game, which was good for first in the country, while also scoring 16.8 points at the other end of the court. Needless to say, Bigby-Williams can play both defense and offense.

With the addition of Bigby-Williams, Oregon now has four commits or signees in the 2016 recruiting class. He will be joining 4-stars M.J. CagePayton Pritchard, and Keith Smith. Coming into this weekend, Oregon signed the 16th best recruiting class, but now they have moved up to the 13th ranked class in the nation. In the Pac-12, Oregon is now securely in the 3rd place slot.

The addition of Bigby-Williams means one less scholarship for Oregon, so look for them to be more selective in the near future. If Dylan Ennis' request for a medical 6th year is denied, Oregon will have another scholarship at its expense. Here is what the recruiting class looks like as of right now: