Although basketball is the furthest thing from any Oregon fan's mind this week, we must continue to move on with our class rankings. The highly-scrutinized Dana Altman only has two players signed so far, so Oregon will likely add a couple more and that'll be reflected in our re-rankings we do in April or May. As for right now though, we have to go with what we have, and that means Oregon's number seven on the list. 247Sports also has Oregon seventh, and 36th in the nation. That, once again, speaks volumes to how loaded the Pac-12 Classes of 2015 are. Oregon's two players are four-star point guard Kendall Small and four-star power forward Trevor Manuel
Small, a four-star point guard from Lakewood, California, is the 11th best point guard in the Class of 2015 per 247Sports. He's also a Top 100 player, checking in at #84 on the Top247. Small is a pass-first type of point guard whom is a perfect fit for Altman's offensive style, as you'll see in the video below. When asked why he chose Oregon over Gonzaga and San Diego State, Small mentioned Altman's offensive style being similar to the style he played in AAU, he also added this, "I want to play in the Tournament and have a chance to win the National Championship".
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Manuel, a four-star power forward, has played high school basketball all over the country. He's played at Magic Johnsons alma mater in Michigan, and also at the famed Oak Hill Academy. When he committed to Oregon, I did an in-depth profile on him and his style of play for Pacific Takes which can be found here.