2022 Record: 21-15 (12-8)
Head Coach: Dana Altman (Career Record 731-383) (Oregon Record 321-140)
PG: Jackson Shelstad
SG: Keeshawn Barthelemy (9.3 Pts, 2.0 Reb, 2.4 Ast)
SF: Jermaine Couisnard (12.8 Pts, 3.1 Reb, 2.2 Ast)
PF: Kwame Evans Jr
C: N’Faly Dante (13.4 Pts, 8.4 Reb, 1.1 Ast)
6: C Nate Bittle (7.3 Pts, 5.1 Reb, 0.8 Ast)
7: SF Mookie Cook
8: SG Kario Oquendo (Georgia 12.7 Pts, 2.6 Reb, 0.6 Ast)
9: PG Jesse Zarzuela (Central Michigan 16.3 Pts, 2.8 Reb, 2.7 Ast)
10: PG Brennan Rigsby (4.2 Pts, 2.3 Reb, 0.8 Ast)
11: SF Jadrian Tracey (Florida Southwestern CC 14.4 Pts, 5.7 Reb, 2.9 Ast)
12: C Mahamadou Diawara (Stetson 4.1 Pts, 4.4 Reb, 0.3 Ast)
Oregon brings back both Keeshawn Barthelemy and Jermaine Couisnard to the team this season. Barthelemy is going into his senior season and also previously spent time at Colorado. At Oregon last season, Barthelemy averaged just over 9PPG while shooting 41% from the floor and 36% from three. He will have a bigger role as a full time starter this upcoming season and should improve his numbers dramatically. Couisnard is going into his 5th season of CBB and averaged double figures in all 4 years of his career so far. He’s an improving defender and is poised to have the best season of his career. Brennan Rigsby also returns for the Ducks this upcoming season. The former JUCO guard has potential to improve upon his numbers from last season, but he could potentially see fewer minutes than he did last year considering some of the other adds the Ducks made at the guard position.
Oregon brings back the big man duo of Nate Bittle of N’Faly Dante this season. Bittle made a tremendous jump from his freshman to his sophomore season. The former 5 star recruit proved that he can be a high level player impacting both sides of the court. His averages went from 2PPG and 2RPG in his freshman season to 7PPG and 5RPG in his sophomore season. N’Faly Dante started 30 of 31 games for the Ducks last season. He has been an improved rebounder over the course of his career and excels at finishing around the rim poising a 64% career field goal percentage. Bittle and Dante will be a great 1-2 punch for the Ducks at the center position this season. The Ducks also signed Stetson transfer center Mahamadou Diawara this offseason. He was brought in as a depth piece and likely won’t see much action. His numbers have been decreasing each season he was with the Hatters. Oregon also signed JUCO transfer Jadrian Tracey who also spent some time at St. Joseph’s. Tracey has potential to be a valuable scoring piece off the bench for the Ducks this season.
Oregon also brought in transfer guards Kario Oquendo and Jesse Zarzuela this offseason. Oquendo is a guy that has tremendous athleticism and had some great seasons on Georgia teams that weren’t the best. At Oregon, he doesn’t need to be “the guy” and could have more of a role player approach. He should still be a very productive player off the bench for Oregon and could average close to double figures. Zarzuela can score at a high level but all of his production is at the lower levels and he’s been inconsistent at times as well. While at Coppin State he averaged 15PPG but only shot 36% from the floor overall. He was a bit better at Central Michigan averaging 16PPG and shooting 40% from the floor. Zarzuela also has turnover problems. His career stats are 3APG and 3TOPG which is a 1:1 A:TO ratio.
Oregon completed this years roster by signing a trio of very talented players in the 2023 class. The class was headlined by 5 star PF Kwame Evans Jr who ranks as the #15 prospect in the country and should start right away in year 1. Another recruit who should start right away is local in state player and fellow 5 star Jackson Shelstad who should be the Ducks starting point guard this season. Mookie Cook rounds out the unbelievable 2023 Oregon recruiting class. Cook is a SF ranked as the #30 prospect in the country. Cook should also be a vital part of the rotation this season and could even start at times this year.