A 6-foot-10, 200-pound power forward from La Mesa (Calif.) Helix, Norris is the Ducks’ first commitment and a player with the upside to be a big contributor in Eugene.
Norris measured in at 6-foot-10 in April at the UnderArmour Association, meaning he’s grown an inch or two from last year and it’s certainly possible he’s still growing, as he’s on the young side of the class, just turning 17 a month ago. Either way, he has terrific size for a four man.
While Norris’ 6-foot-10 wingspan is an inch shorter than the 6-foot-11 measurement USA Basketball gave him a year ago, his 8-foot-11 standing reach and 25.5 inch vertical jump are more than sufficient for a high major post.
Norris is still very physically immature and his best days as a basketball player will come once he adds the strength necessary to compete at the high major level.
He has a very good feel for the game for a young post. He's most comfortable around the basket and although he can get knocked around by stronger opponents, he always plays hard and finishes due to his size, motor and touch.
Norris has excellent timing as a rebounder and once he gets stronger it will be an area he hangs his hat on. Norris' instincts also aid him on defense, and even though he's not strong enough to be a great man defender at this point, his instincts give him the upside to be a quality shot blocker.
His frame definitely needs weight and he'll need to add to both his post and face up games, but he's a good prospect at this stage given his size, versatility and budding skill set.
The big key for Norris will be putting on the weight, but once he does he has the chance to be a very good player in the Pac-12.
Norris projects as a high major post and is a quality early commitment for Oregon.