This past season's outgoing class has been the greatest in the history of Oregon Ducks women's basketball: Sabrina Ionescu, Ruthy Hebard, and Satou Sabally.
How will head coach Kelly Graves replace that type of program-changing talent? By securing the nation's best recruiting class for 2020.
The Ducks have five different five-star recruits signed to join the program this upcoming season, and now all five have won Player of the Year in their respective states by MaxPreps.
Congratulations to our 5 @OregonWBB incoming freshmen:@sydney_parrish Indiana @kyleewatsonn New Jersey @madd1escherr Kentucky@tpaopao12 California @Xxangela880xX Illinois— Kelly Graves (@GoDucksKG) March 25, 2020
Each was named their State Players of the Year by @MaxPreps #FlyWithUs #FutureIsBright pic.twitter.com/TFy3Svso4q
- Sydney Parrish (a 6-foot shooting guard from Indiana) averaged 24.8 points, eight rebounds and 2.4 steals per game for 22-3 Hamilton Southeastern High School.
- Kylee Watson (a 6-foot-3 forward from New Jersey) averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds for Mainland Regional High School.
- Maddie Scherr (a 5-foot-11 guard from Kentucky) averaged 14.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 2.9 steals for Ryle High School.
- Angela Dugalic (a 6-foot-4 forward from Illinois) led Main West High School to a 30-4 record.
- Te-Hina Paopao (a 5-foot-9 guard from California) averaged 22.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 4.3 assists while making 82 3-pointers on 37 percent shooting.
All five Ducks were ranked in the nation's top 33 recruits earning five-star status and will join a program with former No. 5 recruit in the nation Erin Boley. Safe to say this will be a dangerous sharpshooting backcourt which includes Jaz Shelley and reigning Pac-12 6th Player of the Year Taylor Chavez.
The Ducks will also finally get to play 6-foot-7 center Sedona Prince who was forced to sit out last season due to NCAA restrictions for transferring schools.
Despite graduating arguably the best class in Oregon women's basketball history, the Ducks should be among the nation's best for years to come.