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Casey Benson to transfer to Grand Canyon

Oregon transfer Casey Benson is headed to Grand Canyon.

Oregon graduate transfer Casey Benson just verbally committed to Grand Canyon, he tells Scout.

"To have the opportunity to come home and play for an up and coming program in front of friends and family for my senior season was a dream come true," Benson said.

"Grand Canyon has so much momentum with next year being the first season to go to NCAA tournament and I want to be a part of something special."

Benson, a 6-foot-3 guard that is eligible next season, picked Grand Canyon over Wisconsin, who he visited earlier in the week. Benson's brother, T.J., is an assistant on the Grand Canyon coaching staff.

While his brother is an obvious factor, Benson said getting the opportunity to be coached by Dan Majerle was something that factored into his decision.

"I will definitely be able to learn from a great coach in coach Majerle, who has played and coached at the highest level," Benson said. "He has won at every level and has done a great job since taking over at GCU and I know he will push me to be the best I can be."

Benson averaged 4.9 points a game last season, while averaging just over 40-percent from three. Benson has made 91 three-pointers over the court of his three seasons at Oregon. 

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