Oregon Ducks: 5 Most Important Players in 2014 NCAA Tournament

Five Most Important Players: Oregon Ducks

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Facing the BYU Cougars in round two, the Oregon Ducks are looking to build on their hot streak and return to the Sweet 16 for the second season in a row. The Ducks are a No. 7 seed, but can they get back to the quarterfinals?

5. Richard Amardi

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5. Richard Amardi

Richard Amardi
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Lately the center has struggled, but he’s the defensive specialist on a team that plays next-to-none. If Richard Amardi can stay out of foul trouble, he could be one of the worst nightmares on defense.

4. Jason Calliste

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4. Jason Calliste

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The lethal shooter to coach Dana Altman’s offense, Jason Calliste provides a spark off the bench with his 50 percent shooting from beyond the arc and scoring 12 points per game.

3. Mike Moser

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3. Mike Moser

Mike Moser
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The fifth-year senior Mike Moser provides low-post offense that allows the Ducks to slow down the pace if need be. Moser averages a near double-double at 13 and eight.

2. Joseph Young

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2. Joseph Young

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The best scorer on the team is Joseph Young. In a three-guard offense, Young is the slasher who gets to the line where he shoots an impressive 88 percent.

1. Johnathan Loyd

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1. Johnathan Loyd

Johnathan Loyd
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Johnathan Loyd is the point guard on a fast-paced offense. He might not have the best stats, but he’s the most important building the tempo in every game.

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