Oregon Ducks Need Joseph Young On the Court

By Trevor Lowry
Oregon Ducks
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Houston transfer Joseph Young was a huge pick up for the Oregon Ducks. However, who knows if he will get to play right away in the 2013-14 college basketball season. The team sure needs him on the court.

Young averaged 18 points per game last season, while shooting 45.8 percent from the field and 42 percent from behind the arc. Those are all great numbers and repeating that success would be huge for an Oregon team that loses a lot of talent.

The Ducks did good this offseason by gaining both Young and Mike Moser. Moser could be one of the best players in the Pac-12 and is a double-double threat every single game.

Both will boost Oregon’s team quite a bit, but both will need to be able to play. With that said, Moser will play right away, it is just up to Young being eligible at this point.

Whether if it is this season or the season after, Young will eventually take the court. He is a much needed addition this year, but fans should still be excited about him joining the team regardless if he is not able to play right away.

Oregon made it to the NCAA tournament last season and if all of the new pieces on the Ducks gel together with the returning players, this team could compete for a conference title and make the Big Dance once again.

Whether the case, Oregon will look different in the upcoming season and that could be a good or bad thing depending on how the season plays out.

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