Ernie Kent's Ducks beat out Georgia Tech, Oklahoma and Kansas State. Oguchi averaged 25 points and 6 rebounds as a junior and made considerable strides with his game during the spring and summer. He's a gifted shooter and better athlete than he's generally given credit for.
Oregon's style was a big factor for him. "They're just a run-and-gun up and down type team and they shoot a lot of 3s. They were a good fit for me. They're just going to use me on the wings and in transition. Me and Bryce [Taylor] are going to go out there and do our thing."
Oguchi was thought to be a serious Oklahoma lean for a good while so the Ducks had to come from behind on this one.
"I'm going to tell you, it was real hard. It was something I had to think about and I realized this was a decision that was going to affect me for the rest of my life. It was real hard."