Ducks Add Martin Seiferth To Hoops Roster

University of Oregon men's basketball coach Dana Altman has announced the addition of Martin Seiferth, a 6-10, 220-pound center from Berlin, Germany, to the Oregon roster.

OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY OF OREGON ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT MEDIA RELEASE

EUGENE, Ore. -- University of Oregon men's basketball coach Dana Altman has announced the addition of Martin Seiferth (pronounced: Mar – TEEN) who is enrolled at UO and currently participating with the 2010-11 team.

The 6-10, 220-pound center from Berlin, Germany will be a freshman for the Ducks this season. He played for three different club teams over the past four seasons, the most recent a stint with VFB Hermsdorf (Berlin) under the direction of head coach Jan Michaelis.

Seiferth played two seasons with ALBA Berlin's youth team for head coach Hendrik Rödl. ALBA Berlin won the Nachwuchs Basketball Bundesliga (NBBL) Championship in the 2008-09 campaign, while finishing as runners-up during the 2007-08 season. Seiferth's first club team was Marzahner Basket Bären (Berlin) who he played for during the 2006-07 season.

He joins junior forward Tyrone Nared (Woonsocket, R.I.) and freshman guard Johnathan Loyd (Las Vegas, Nev.) as newcomers for 2010-11.

Another potential roster addition is Jay-R Strowbridge, a 5-11, 185-pound guard from Ardmore, Ala. He graduated from Jacksonville State University in August 2010. On September 15, a waiver was filed by UO seeking relief from the transfer's one-year residency requirements, a matter the NCAA reviews on a case-by-case basis for graduate students with eligibility remaining.

Strowbridge would be a senior if he is granted this waiver. The NCAA's decision was delayed pending further review from previous schools which Strowbridge attended. This is not an uncommon event in waivers where the student-athlete has attended multiple institutions. He has been cleared to practice pending the NCAA's decision.

Strowbridge played for both Nebraska and Jacksonville State prior enrolling at UO where he is a senior. During the 2009-10 season, Strowbridge averaged 12.5 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12 games. He reached double figures in scoring 11 times, while ranking second on the team in 3-point field goal percentage (.373) and free throw shooting percentage (.787). In his first two collegiate seasons (2007-09) at Nebraska, Strowbridge played in 61 games registering 19 starts.

Two players from last year's Oregon squad have recently left the program: Michael Dunigan, who would have been a junior, and LeKendric Longmire, who would have been a senior.

The Ducks currently have 11 players on the roster, returning five letterwinners and three starters from last year's squad. Oregon opens the 2010-11 season with an exhibition game against Northwest Christian on Nov. 5. The regular season begins Nov. 12-14 when UO hosts the 2010 BTI Invitational, a four-team tournament featuring games against North Dakota State, Denver and UC Santa Barbara.

Ticket information for 2010-11 season Season-tickets for the 2010-11 season are available by phone at 1-800-WEBFOOT or online at goducks.com. At this time, the Duke-Oregon game (to be played at the Rose Garden Arena) is only available to season-ticket holders. Those season-ticket holders will receive the first opportunity to purchase (and receive the best available tickets) for the Ducks-Blue Devils contest.

Single-game tickets for all Oregon home contests will go on sale Oct. 15, beginning with online sales only at 8:30 a.m., and sales via phone and walk-in at 9 a.m. The single-game tickets for the Duke-Oregon neutral-site game will be on sale exclusively through the Rose Garden ticket office at 10 a.m. on Oct. 15.

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