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Oregon Ducks men’s basketball reloading? Or just toying with a talent headache?

OregonLive.com logo OregonLive.com 9/26/2019 By John Canzano, oregonlive.com

Matt Prehm of 247Sports joined me on Wednesday for a wide-ranging discussion about Oregon Ducks men’s basketball, football recruiting and more.

Listen to the full conversation here.

Prehm and I talked at length about Dana Altman’s basketball program, and whether the blueprint moving forward will continue to include a line of transfers. Last season was a disaster early-on, but the Ducks came together down the stretch and reached the Sweet 16.

Is relying on transfers and young players who won’t stay long in the program Oregon’s permanent recruiting philosophy?

“That’s the recipe Dana Altman likes to use to make successful teams," Prehm said. "We’ll see if it works this season. It took them a while to figure things out last season. But this year’s group, there’s a lot of optimism.”

On whether this is how Oregon will re-load every season:

“Yeah. I think so. You look at college basketball recruiting... Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, those are the schools historically who are landing two, three, four five-stars in a class, and landing three or four guys every year who are one-and-dones. If you look at Oregon’s recruiting classes the last few years, they’re on the same level.”

Prehm and I also discussed USC’s football recruiting “woes” and the challenges Oregon’s football program faces against Cal in a couple of weeks.

Listen to the full talk here:

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