Oregon added another transfer to its men’s basketball roster when LJ Figueroa committed to the Ducks on Saturday.
The 6-foot-6, 200-pounder, who has played guard and forward, led St. John’s with 14.5 points per game last season as a junior. He led the Big East Conference with 1.94 steals per game to rank 36th in the nation.
Figueroa will have to sit out next season unless he is able to receive a waiver from the NCAA to be eligible immediately.
The Lawrence, Mass., native was a junior-college all-American at Odessa College as a freshman when he averaged 21.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists while shooting 48.2% on 3-pointers.
Figueroa transferred to St. John’s after one season at Odessa College, and as a sophomore, averaged 14.4 points and a team-high 6.4 rebounds per game while ranking third in the conference with 1.8 steals.
He started 64 of 66 games during his two seasons with the Red Storm while averaging 14.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.9 steals.
Figueroa shot 51.3% from the field as a sophomore before making 37.9% of his shots as a junior. He combined to shoot 37.3% on 3-pointers during those two years.
The addition of Figueroa should finalize Oregon’s roster as the Ducks now have all 13 scholarships filled. If he is unable to play next year, he will join guard Aaron Estrada, a transfer from St. Peter’s, on the bench as Oregon will have 11 scholarship players available to take the court.
Oregon returns nine players from last year and added freshman point guard Jalen Terry and grad transfer Amauri Hardy from UNLV.