As expected, Oregon confirmed the addition of three players during the early signing period.
The Ducks will add junior-college transfer Chris Duarte and prep power forward Chandler Lawson next year while center Isaac Johnson will serve a two-year church mission before arriving at Oregon in 2021.
The 6-foot-6 Duarte is a native of the Dominican Republic who is in his second season at Northwest Florida State College, the same school that sent Elgin Cook to Oregon.
Duarte is averaging 20.7 points and 6.9 rebounds as a sophomore for the Raiders. He had 12.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per game last season.
Lawson is a 6-8 forward who transferred to Wooddale High School in Memphis, Tenn. after leading Memphis East High School to three straight state titles. The 200-pounder is a four-star recruit ranked among the top 100 prospects in the country.
The 6-11, 235-pound Johnson averaged 18.2 points and 5.8 rebounds last year at American Fork (Utah) High School. He is a four-star recruit ranked as the top prospect in Utah.
It was great during the recruiting process getting to know not just these three young men, but also their families,” Oregon coach Dana Altman said in a statement. “These are terrific young men and I know our fans are going to really like them. Their families were tremendous throughout the recruiting process and they are very excited about becoming Ducks. Chris, Isaac and Chandler will be great representatives for our basketball program and for the University of Oregon."
Oregon could add a couple more prospects before the signing period ends on Wednesday. Guard Cassius Stanley of California and forward C.J. Walker from Florida are considering the Ducks.