It has been a big weekend for college basketball in the state of Oregon. Less than 24 hours after Oregon State landed a four-star 2016 guard, Oregon responded by landing a four-star 2016 center.
MJ Cage, a center from Santa Ana, California, committed to the Ducks early Saturday afternoon, per Steve Fryer of the Orange County Register. Cage is the son of former NBA player and current Oklahoma City Thunder broadcaster, Michael Cage.
Cage had offers from Arizona, UCLA, Washington, and USC, in addition to other non Pac-12 teams.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mater Dei basketball center MJ Cage commits to Oregon <a href="https://twitter.com/ocvarsity">@ocvarsity</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/MDHSMonarchs">@MDHSMonarchs</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/basketball?src=hash">#basketball</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/recruiting?src=hash">#recruiting</a></p>— Steve Fryer (@SteveFryer) <a href="https://twitter.com/SteveFryer/status/647854162315640832">September 26, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Cage visited Oregon last weekend, and came away very impressed. His father had this to say to The Oregonian prior to the visit,
"I was very excited about what Dana [Altman] said to us in front of M.J. and his mom – excited enough that I said, 'We've got to go up and visit this school.' I only had one free weekend, and that's the weekend coming up"
Cage's most recent highlight reel can be found below. The thing that most stood out to me is how Cage fits into his frame already. With most high school big men, the height comes from a growth spurt and they haven't put on the weight to match the body type yet. Cage is listed at six-foot-nine, 215 pounds.
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