Kingma Pops, Headed To PAC-10

Brett Kingma, a sharp shooter out of Washington, made his college choice early Saturday morning. The 2011 prospect will stay out west for school.

On Friday Dana Altman's crew scored 6-foot-4 combo guard Bruce Barron. Just a day later they picked up a commitment from another guard -- Brett Kingma.

"After looking at all my other options and taking my visits there, I just thought it was the best place for me," Kingma told Scout.com.

According to the 6-foot guard, who ran with Friends of Hoop this summer, he had his choices down to two.

"I felt like it was the best place for me after taking that visit," he said. "I didn't want to wait any longer. BYU and Oregon came in on Thursday and those were my final two."

"I wasn't really leaning towards either one, but I woke Friday just had thought about it all day yesterday and just decided that Oregon was the best place for me this time in my life," Kingma said.

Kingma, a standout at Mill Creek (Wash.) Henry Jackson, said he developed strong relationships with Altman and his assistant coach Brian Fish.

"I just like the fact that coach Altman has a track record," he said. "He's not a first year head coach. He's been around and that helps a lot. Coach Fish, I developed a very strong conference with him."

"It's a conference that I grew up watching," he added. "I love Luke Ridnour, who went to Oregon and I grew up idolizing him and his success at Oregon. I'm going to try and do the best I can to have success like that."

To go with Barron, Kingma also joins 6-foot-9 big man Austin Kuemper to make up their three-man recruiting class.


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