The Oregon Ducks have picked up Syracuse transfer, Quincy Guerrier.
This is a huge pickup for Dana Altman, as Guerrier was third team all ACC in the 2020-2021 season.
At 6’7, 210 pounds, Guerrier is the perfect combo of size and athleticism. As a sophomore last year, he averaged 13.7 points per game, 8.4 rebounds per game, and 1.1 blocks per game. His rebounding ability, however, was what made him such an attractive player in the transfer portal.
He made a huge jump from his freshman stint, where he totaled just 6.9 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game. Another reason for his on court improvement may be due to the fact that he started 0 games his entire first year, and made 28 starts in his second.
Guerrier was part of a talented Syracuse roster that made it to the sweet sixteen in march.
Now he will head to Eugene in hopes of helping bring the Ducks back to the final four
Year Of The Transfer
Since their sweet sixteen exit, Dana Altman landed an additional two transfers for next season.
The program recently acquired Oklahoma Sooner guard De’Vion Harmon. He averaged 11.9 points per game while shooting 48% from the floor in his sophomore season.
For many coaches, Harmon’s ability to shoot beyond the arc is what made him a highly sought after player. He shot 40% from three point range in 2021. A backcourt of Harmon and Will Richardson will certainly be a problem for opponents next year.
The Ducks added more size and guard play this week after the signing of Rivaldo Soares.
The 6’6 combo guard comes from South Plains College in Texas. He was named a first team all-American in in the NJCAA, and won the Western Junior College Athletic College player of the year in 2021.
Soares averaged 15.2 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game in his sophomore season.
Much like De’Vion Harmon, Soares brings more elite shooting to Oregon’s roster. He shot 45.5% from the field and 34.5% from the three point line.
A Bright Future In Eugene
Ever since Dana Altman took over as the Ducks head coach in 2010, they have made seven postseason appearances, including five sweet sixteen’s, two elite eight’s, and a final four.
With the additions of Guerrier, Harmon, and Soares, the success of this program continues to improve.
Next season, the Ducks will also have two of their double figure scorers returning.
Will Richardson, a 6’5, soon to be junior, averaged 11.2 points per game last season. He will most likely become Oregon’s number one option to help lead them back to the tournament.
Next to him will be another junior guard, Eric Williams Jr. The 6’6 standout averaged 10.0 points per game in 2021, making him a key player in the Ducks rotation.
With the return of their star guards, and the additions of three big name transfers, the Ducks are poised for another winning season.
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