Small to Oregon

Kendall Small announced his commitment to Oregon on Tuesday, giving the Ducks a Top 100 point guard to start off their 2015 recruiting class.

Oregon's 2015 recruiting class got off to a successful start on Tuesday, as the Ducks picked up a commitment from Kendall Small.

The 6-foot, 175-pound point guard from Lakewood (Calif.) Mayfair had narrowed his list to Oregon, San Diego State and Gonzaga before choosing the Ducks.

"He's going to Oregon," said Kendall's father, Don Small. "He liked what he saw. He liked what and the school had to offer."

Small built a good relationship with the Oregon coaching staff, which helped the Ducks land the Top 100 prospect.

"(Brian) Fish began recruiting him and (Tony) Stubblefield picked it up [after Fish was named head coach of Montana State]," Small said. "He likes them they are down to earth and straightforward."

The four-star prospect's father is optimistic about how Kendall will fit into the Oregon program.

"He thinks he fits in pretty well," said Small. "Dominic Artis will be a senior point guard when Kendall is a freshman and they have a sophomore in Casey Benson and I think they can play together."

A recent unofficial visit to Eugene helped seal the deal for Dana Altman and his staff.

"The facilities are nice," Small said. "The court, the housing, everything. It's almost unfair."

Don Small is the founder of the Superior Athletes AAU program, which not only features Kendall, but also another top Oregon target in Jeremy Hemsley.

Don expects Kendall to do his best to help recruit Hemsley to Oregon.

"It's a possibility," he said. "I think Oregon has a shot to get him."


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