Wur was planning on going the JUCO route as it seemed he wasn’t going to be academically eligible to play in the NCAA but (at the last moment) Lök announced that he qualified academically. Because of this, the 6’9 power forward saw his stock rise dramatically and the D-I programs came calling.
Lök was looking at other schools such as Creighton, Rutgers, Washington State, Texas A&M, Iowa, and DePaul before he recently committed to Oregon. He averaged 20.8 PPG, 10 RPG and 2.5 BPG in his senior season at Papillion-La Vista South High School in Nebraska.
As he is transitioning to life in Eugene, I hit up Lök Wur to welcome him to the Oregon family and talk about his basketball future as a Duck.
Arden Cravalho: What’s up, Lök? Let’s jump right into it. What was the recruiting process for you like? What made you decide to choose to come to Eugene?
Lök Wur: I didn’t want to waste anytime with recruiting (once I became academically eligible) and I knew I wanted to go to Oregon when I visited. It had everything that I needed and it’s a good place for me to be successful.
AC: How hectic was it when you became eligible to play and all these big-time schools wanted you to join their basketball program?
LW: It was very overwhelming. I was getting calls from college coaches for about 8 straight days. It seemed like it would never stop.
AC: How would you describe your playing style?
LW: I’m a versatile wing that can pretty much do what I want with the ball. My game has involved a lot in the past 4 years. Early in my high school years, I just lived in the post. In this past year, I worked on my ball-handling skills more and tried to bring my style of play all together.
AC: There is obviously a huge difference between playing in high school and D-1 college ball. Do you believe you’re ready for the physicality that comes with playing in the PAC-12?
LW: I believe I can be ready with good preparation in the offseason and once practices get started. Coach Altman will help a lot with that.
AC: Altman has brought together a talented group of versatile wings/forwards in the 2019 recruiting class with yourself, Chandler Lawson, and CJ Walker. What is your playing time looking like for next season?
LW: I’m just going to do whatever the coaches want me to do. Hopefully, I will see time on the court in my first year. The coaches made it seem like I will and I’ll be ready when I do.
AC: What are you looking forward to the most as you embark in the next step of your journey as a student-athlete?
LW: Just getting a good experience and having fun while playing basketball at a high-level.
AC: Thanks for your time, I’m excited to see you play next season.
Remember the name and say it right, folks. It’s Lök (pronounced exactly like “Luke”).
*Arden Cravalho is a Gonzaga University graduate from the Bay Area... Follow him on Twitter @a_cravalho