While the Oregon football team got two commitments over the weekend, the basketball squad also received a new name to be added to the roster. Eric Williams, a transfer from Duquesne, will be rocking the green and yellow starting next fall. Williams is a 6’6” guard that averaged 14.0 PPG (led his team), 7.6 RPG (led his team), 1.4 APG, and 1.1 SPG in his sophomore campaign. Eric finished third in rebounding in the Atlantic-10.
Williams was making his decision between Nebraska, Missouri, and Oregon. After his visit to Eugene this past weekend during the Oregon spring football game, Eric knew this was the place he wanted to continue his college career. This is big news for the Oregon basketball program, especially after the disappointing news that neither Cole Anthony (#2 prospect heading to North Carolina) or Cassius Stanley (#29 prospect going to Duke) will be playing for the Ducks next season.
This is a very under-the-radar get for Oregon and Williams is a player that PAC-12 fans should look forward to watching. The 205 pound wing from Port Huron, Michigan is a fierce rim-attacker and can step outside the arc occasionally with his leftie jumper. He shot 37.1% from deep and 42.4% from the field last season.
Eric Williams will be forced to sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules and will have two years of eligibility left.
*Arden Cravalho is a senior at Gonzaga University... Follow him on Twitter @a_cravalho