Basketball Signs Top 100 Recruit

EUGENE, Ore. – Kendall Small, an ESPN top 100 recruit, has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Oregon men’s basketball team next season, head coach Dana Altman announced Saturday.

The 6-foot, 170-lbs., point guard from Lakewood, Calif., scored 21.1 points per game as a junior for Mayfair High School. He also averaged 5.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 3.4 steals per game as he ascended to the nation’s No. 84 ranked player according to ESPN.

“It’s always exciting to be able to bring a player of Kendall’s caliber into your program,” said Altman. “Our staff did a great job indentifying Kendall as someone who will be a really good fit for our team.

“He comes from a really good basketball family and I think our fans will really enjoy watching him play.”

Kendall Small, G, 6-0, 170, Anaheim, Calif.

A three-year letterman at Mayfair High School in Lakewood, Calif., Small is one of the top guards in the 2015 recruiting class … Small is ranked 84th on ESPN’s Top 100 for the 2015 class and is given four stars with an overall rating of 82 … Small showed he is a complete player during his junior year at Mayfair, posting 21.1 points per game along with 5.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 3.4 steals per game … Overall in his first three seasons at Mayfair, Small has averaged 17.5 points per game, 5.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 3.4 steals per game while appearing in 91 contests … Small is known as a defensive standout who provides great energy at both ends of the court.

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