Illinois State graduate forward MiKyle McIntosh will transfer to Oregon for his senior season. The 6-foot-7 Redbird star is another talent from the Canadian pipeline for head coach Dana Altman and his staff.
The Pickering native averaged 12.5 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 1.8 APG and 0.9 blocks per contest last season for Illinois State in the Missouri Valley Conference. The 234-pound asset led his ISU team to an astounding 28-7 record.
I actually attended Illinois State for a moment and let me be the first to tell you, the basketball program was dominant this season by their standards. McIntosh was a big reason why the turnaround was so prevalent.
The forward can slide right into Oregon’s starting five. Minutes were a major reason for his transfer decision.
Outside of the Ducks’ Elijah Brown, Arizona’s Chase Jeter and North Carolina’s Cam Johnson, McIntosh was the best available transfer target from this class. For Oregon, two out of four is not bad.
This is now the fourth Canadian-born player Altman has coached in the last two years. Of course, Dillon Brooks, Chris Boucher and Dylan Ennis captivated us all in 2016-17.
More coming on the transfer signing of Illinois State graduate MiKyle McIntosh.
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