The Oregon men’s basketball team has returned to an elite level, and now the women might be close behind. The Ducks recently finished building their best recruiting class in school history, one that includes the highest ranked recruit in school history.
Three of the seven athletes the Ducks signed are five-star recruits, including Sabrina Ionescu, the No. 4 ranked prospect in the nation by ESPN. Ionescu averaged 25.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game as a senior and was named the MVP of the McDonald’s All-American Game.
Another 5-star coming to the Ducks is forward Sierra Campisano, the No. 14 ranked prospect by ESPN. Campisano averaged 30 points, 15.9 rebounds and 5.7 blocks per game.
The Ducks also signed 5-star forward Ruthy Hebard, the No. 40 player in the country. During her senior season, Hebard averaged 26 points, 15 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game, so both Hebard and Campisano should provide some physical play down in the paint.
In total, the Ducks signed five players from the espnW top 100 players in the country for the 2016 class. With young talent like this, there’s no telling how high the Ducks can fly in the years to come.
You can check out a full slideshow of the 2016 class here.