Miles Norris is reportedly the latest player to leave the Oregon men’s basketball program.
The 6-foot-10 freshman plans to transfer to another school, according to a report from The Oregonian that stated Norris entered the transfer portal on Monday.
Norris, a four-star recruit from San Diego, Calif., did not play in the first nine games as Dana Altman considered sitting him out for a redshirt season before he debuted in a 66-54 win over Boise State on Dec. 15.
Norris played in 27 games off the bench while averaging 3.3 points and 1.9 rebounds during an average of 10.5 minutes per game. He shot 54 percent from the field and 24 percent on 3-pointers while making 14-of-28 free throws.
Norris had a season-high 14 points in 24 minutes during Oregon’s 84-51 win over Washington State to open the Pac-12 Tournament, but played 22 minutes during the final three games in Las Vegas. Norris played a total of four minutes in NCAA Tournament wins over Wisconsin and UC Irvine, but did not get off the bench in a 53-49 loss to Virginia in the Sweet 16.
Norris joins sophomore guard Victor Bailey in announcing plans to transfer next season, although both still have the option to return to Oregon. Freshmen Bol Bol and Louis King have both declared for the NBA Draft with no intention of returning to the Ducks.
Guard Payton Pritchard and forward Kenny Wooten have also declared for the draft, but could still return to school.
The only other players on scholarship slated to return next season are guard Will Richardson and forward Francis Okoro. Oregon has signed forwards Chandler Lawson and C.J. Walker along with junior-college guard Chris Duarte for next season.
If Pritchard and Wooten return, Oregon would have seven players on scholarship for next season with Duquesne transfer Eric Williams having to sit out a redshirt season. That leaves Oregon with five open scholarships for next year.