The Oregon men’s basketball team got a verbal commitment on Saturday night from Eric Williams, a transfer from Duquesne University who has to sit out next season before having two years of eligibility with the Ducks.
The 6-foot-6, 205-pound guard from Port Huron, Mich. averaged 14.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in two seasons with the Dukes while starting 59 of 64 games. Williams averaged 14.0 points and 7.6 assists last season while shooting 37.1 percent on 3-pointers.
"These past two years at Duquesne have been great," Williams posted on Twitter earlier this month in announcing his decision to transfer. "I have nothing but love for the University and the program and wish them all the best. With that being said, I've decided to explore other options and see where it will take me."
Williams scored 905 points in two seasons at Duquesne while reaching double figures in 45 games. He has 17 double-doubles in his career.
Williams made a school-record nine 3-pointers as a freshman during a game against George Mason. He picked Oregon over Missouri.