“We’re certainly looking forward to what Kavell will be able to add to our team,” said Oregon Head Coach Dana Altman. “He is a very skilled, very dynamic big man and I think our fans will be really excited to watch what he can do.”
Bigby-Williams averaged 16.8 points per game, 13.6 rebounds and six blocked shots per game over 36 games. He recorded 28 double-doubles and shot 59.2 percent from the field. He was a first team, all-American at the NJCAA level.
This is the second straight year the Ducks have signed a Player of the Year from the NJCAA ranks. Last year, Chris Boucher came to Oregon holding that honor and went on to have a specular year by setting a shot blocking school record of 110 blocks as well as helping the Ducks to outright win the Pac-12 Conference title and the Pac-12 Conference Tournament Championship.
Oregon finished the year with a 31-7 mark, the best record in school history and for the first time ever secured a No. 1 seeding in the NCAA Tournament.