EUGENE – Oregon will have another player on his back seat.
The NCAA Division I Council on Wednesday approved a proposal that all transfers in all sports would be eligible to play immediately for the 2020-21 period. The expected move means the Ducks will have Aaron Estrada on Thursday (5pm on Pac-12 Network) for their game against San Francisco.
Oregon coach Dana Altman said Estrada, who averaged 8.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists at Saint Peter last season, mostly did with the Scout team and second during practice Unit worked together but could play on Thursday evening.
“He’s familiar with everything we do,” said Altman. “Aaron takes things up pretty quickly. He’s got a good pace; he doesn’t go fast. He doesn’t turn it around and I like that about him. He’s done a really good job in practice with his assist-to-turnover ratio. He would be ready to go. I think he understands everything we will and want to do.
“He was hardworking. He was one of those guys who shot down there this morning. I think he’s kind of excited about the possibility. We’ll just have to wait and see what the vote is, but there is no doubt that he would be someone we would throw in tomorrow without hesitation. None. “
Altman said mid-year enrolled Franck Kepnang is “still in the process of joining the program and won’t be available on Thursday.”