Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Malcolm Armstead is the latest transfer from Oregon

You should be able to forgive Oregon fans if they don't recognize anyone on the Ducks next season.

Gone is Ernie Kent, replaced by former Creighton head coach Dana Altman. Gone is leading scorer TaJuan Porter, who graduated. Also gone are Drew Wiley, Josh Crittle, Matt Humphrey and Jamil Wilson, all of whom left the Ducks program for a variety of reasons.

And now?

Reports are coming out that Malcolm Armstead has asked for, and received, his release. Armstead averaged just over 10 ppg last year as the second leading scorer for Oregon. With five players transferring out of the program, Altman is going to have his work cut out for him in his first Pac-10 season. He is down to just nine scholarship players, and with Porter and Armstead both leaving, the Ducks are left with a very limited back court.

It is going to be a long first year in Seattle Eugene. (Yikes!)

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