Oregon’s major roster overhaul, which began not long after the 2017-18 season ended in March, continues. And the latest change is one that could have a major impact on the Ducks’ chances of not just returning to the NCAA Tournament but making another run at a Final Four.
Ehab Amin, a guard from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, has picked Oregon as his destination for a graduate transfer season.
After a lot of consideration I’ve come to a decision on where to finish my collegiate career. I would like to thank every school who’s been recruiting me. I’m privileged to have got to know all these great people throughout the process. I’ve decided to be an Oregon Fighting Duck! pic.twitter.com/RNnFQEZDHb
— Ehab amin (@ehab_amin4) June 29, 2018
The 6-foot-3 Amin was originally set to play the upcoming season at Nevada, but his roster spot evaporated after the Wolf Pack had a handful of players withdraw from the NBA draft. That made him a free agent again, and after narrowing his choices to Boston College and Oregon, Amin went with the West Coast option.
Amin did not play in 2017-18 because of an injury, but the year before he led the nation in steals while averaging 17.0 points and 6.6 rebounds. He figures to play a role similar to what Dylan Ennis did for Oregon in 2016-17, providing a veteran presence in the back court alongside junior Payton Pritchard.
He will be the fifth newcomer for Oregon in 2018-19, joining the four freshmen in the Ducks’ No. 4-ranked recruiting class.