This off-season the Oregon Ducks have a few holes to fill after losing some key pieces from last season’s Final Four team. Well, help may have arrived in the form on Illinois State transfer MiKyle McIntosh.
McIntosh, a 6-foot-7, 234 pound forward, averaged 12.5 points and 5.6 rebounds last season for the Redbirds leading them to a school record 28-win season and a share of the Missouri Valley Conference title.
In April McIntosh decided to leave ISU and declare for the NBA Draft without signing an agent, leaving the door open for a return to the NCAA. McIntosh worked out with a few NBA teams, including his “hometown” Toronto Raptors.
I looks like it became obvious in the workouts it would benefit McIntosh to head back to the college game. McIntosh, who was considering Oregon and Oklahoma among others, took to his Instagram page on Wednesday to declare his final decision.
The addition of McIntosh continues Oregon’s influx of Canadian talent in recent years. It is not lost on Ducks fans that head coach Dana Altman has grabbed some great talent up north, including Dillon Brooks, Chris Boucher, and Dylan Ennis. 2017 commit Abu Kigab calls Canada home as well.
As a graduate transfer McIntosh with be immediately eligible to play for the Ducks.