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Oregon basketball claims No. 1 recruiting class for 2018 with Bol Bol commitment

It didn’t take long for the Ducks to assume the top spot

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After the commitment of the No. 1 center Bol Bol, Oregon basketball claimed the No. 1 spot for the 2018 recruiting class rankings. Alongside the best center in the country, Oregon added three other prized recruits to highlight their incredible recruiting year.

The five-star Bol Bol joins five-star Louis King, four-star Miles Norris and the four-star Will Richardson who signed an NLI with Oregon last week. These four complete the best recruiting class college basketball has to offer for the 2018 campaign.

The Ducks overtook the Kansas Jayhawks on Monday for the No. 1 spot in the 2018 recruiting class rankings. With the commitment of Bol Bol, Oregon rose eight spots including surpassing THE ‘Blue Bloods’ of North Carolina, Kentucky, Duke and KU.
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It’s not easy to get by any of these elite programs, let alone all of them. The Ducks just had the ‘perfect weekend’ with a 3-0 performance in basketball and football. Yet, their greatest win overall may have come on Monday in the form of a verbal commitment.

Oregon’s incoming class No. 1 ranking surpasses UO’s 2004 recruiting group, which was ranked No. 6 nationally. Regardless, nobody will care about rankings if a national title is the outcome.

With his verbal designation to Oregon, Bol Bol is the highest-ranked commit in program history. The No. 4 overall prospect from the 2018 class supersedes Oregon’s previous highest-ranked commit with No. 7 Malik Hairston from the 2004 class.

Head coach Dana Altman is on the precipice of reaching a goal he has worked toward for a lifetime. And that certainly wasn’t to just possess the best recruiting class.

Oregon's lead man is receiving the ingredients for the greatest recipe of his career. Will he be able to bring it together for the first championship in the basketball program since the 1939 season? We won’t have to wait very long for an answer.

Next up, the greatest collection of talent for a regular season college basketball tournament will assemble in Portland. Oregon (4-0) meets with Connecticut (3-0) in the inaugural PK80 International from the Moda Center on Thanksgiving.

It will be a rematch from last season at the Maui Invitational. The Ducks defeated UConn 79-69. Tip is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. PT on Thursday night. The game will be televised live on ESPNU.

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