Quick work by Dana Altman.
No sooner does the former Creighton coach get the Oregon job, than he persuades Los Angeles Westchester star Dwayne Polee to postpone his college announcement until after visiting the Oregon campus Friday.
The 6-foot-7 Polee was to announce between St. John’s and Georgia at halftime of the Collision all-star game Saturday night, but decided to hold off instead.
“St. John’s and UGA,” he wrote by text prior to the latest development.
The news was first reported by the Los Angeles Times.
Altman, 51, went 327-176 in 16 seasons at Creighton and is set to be introduced as the Ducks’ new coach on Sunday or Monday, according to multiple reports.
Altman may still try to get involved with Portland (Ore.) Jefferson stars Terrence Jones and Terrence Ross, who are set to announce April 30.
The 6-8 Jones will visit Kansas beginning Sunday, while the 6-5 Ross hinted on his Facebook that he may commit to Washington, the school he visits Sunday.
“I have a BIG suprise for the skool im taken a visit to… ” he wrote on Facebook.
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