Four-star 2017 recruit Abu Kigab informed Scout of his college decision on Friday.
“I’m going to the University of Oregon,” Kigab said.
“I felt it when I went on the visit,” He added. “I felt like I was at home. My boy Dylan [Ennis] was there, playing U19’s. He helped me out and treated me like a brother. He helped me when I was down and when I needed something I would talk to him.”
Kigab, a standout at Napa (Calif.) Prolific Prep, picked Oregon over Illinois, who he visited the weekend of September 17th.
“Oregon has everything you need to succeed,” Kigab said. “Great coaches, great skill trainer, great strength and conditioning, you have everything you need to succeed. It’s up to you when you get there. It’s how bad do you want it.”
Kigab took his official visit to Oregon at the beginning of September and said making this choice is something he’s thought about since.
“I’ve always had it in the back of my mind for a little while now,” he said about committing to the Ducks. “Recently after I took my Illinois visit, a week after that I slept on it and weighed the pros and cons and University of Oregon was the better fit for me.”
A versatile forward, Kigab thinks his style of play meshes with how Dana Altman likes to play small ball.
“Coach Altman has a unique play style where he goes four guards and has match up problems on offense and defense,” Kigab said. “On defense they can switch on all ball screens. On offensive everybody is so versatile, if you stop one person the next person is going to score. They are always coming at you like that.”
Kigab is Oregon’s second four-star commitment of the week. On Tuesday, Texas native V.J. Bailey became the first 2017 prospect to pledge to the Ducks.