Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Oregon scored a major pickup Friday night when Shakur Juiston, the 6-foot-7 forward from Newark, N.J., who is a grad transfer from UNLV, announced his commitment to the Ducks.
Juiston has also visited Grand Canyon, and considered Seton Hall.
Juiston averaged 10.8 points and 8.8 rebounds last season at UNLV.
“I’d like to let everyone know that I am officially committing to the University of Oregon,” he said on Instagram. “Thanks to everyone who wishes me good luck. Go Ducks.”
Oregon previously landed Rutgers transfer Eugene Omoruyi, the 6-7 junior forward from Ontario, Canada, who averaged 13.8 points and 7.2 rebounds last season. He must sit the 2019-20 season per NCAA transfer rules.
Oregon lost Bol Bol, Louis King and Kenny Wooten to the NBA, so the influx of the transfers should help offset the losses.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.