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New Mexico grad transfer Elijah Brown commits to Oregon

The Ducks have lost a lot of pieces this offseason, but Brown will make an immediate impact.

NCAA Basketball: New Mexico at UNLV Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Coming off their first Final Four in nearly 80 years, the Oregon Ducks got off to a rough start to the offseason, as three big pieces (Tyler Dorsey, Dillon Brooks, and Jordan Bell) declared for the NBA Draft.

Monday morning, though, the Ducks got a bit of good news that could immediately help them. New Mexico grad transfer Elijah Brown chose Oregon over a host of other schools. Brown is immediately eligible.

FanRag’s Jon Rothstein had the news first.

Brown later appeared to confirm the news on his Twitter account.

Brown, the son of Golden State Warriors assistant coach Mike Brown, averaged 18.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game at New Mexico last season.

As a graduate transfer, Brown will have just one year of eligibility. Oregon has three scholarships remaining for the 2017-18 season, so the Ducks are far from done recruiting.