Men’s Basketball

Emerald Quick Hits: Oregon football heads to Levi Stadium, men’s basketball prepares for upcoming season

By on Friday, Oct. 24 at 12:24 pm.

- The Oregon men’s basketball just made their appearance at the yearly Pac-12 Media Day. Dana Altman and Joseph Young had the following to say. – When the Oregon football team takes the field against California tonight, you’ll likely see Charles Nelson donning his No. 6 jersey on special teams. What you didn’t know is […]

Pac-12 Media Day: Oregon men’s basketball looking to remain positive heading into the season

By on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 4:37 pm.

A lot has changed for the Oregon men’s basketball team since playing Wisconsin in round two of the NCAA tournament last year. With the departure of Damyean Dotson, Brandon Austin and Dominic Artis amid the alleged sexual assault case, the Ducks are in full rebuilding mode. On top of all of this, five-star recruit JaQuan […]

Pair of Oregon men’s basketball players caught shoplifting

By on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7:13 pm.

More legal trouble for the Oregon men’s basketball team. On September 12 seniors Jalil Abdul-Bassit and Elgin Cook ran into trouble with the law after they were caught shoplifting from the Market of Choice on Franklin Boulevard in the late afternoon, according to the Register-Guard. Rather than being taken into custody both were cited with theft […]

Kim: JaQuan Lyle’s departure leaves Oregon back at square one

By on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 1:53 pm.

Heading into the 2014-2015 season, freshman guard JaQuan Lyle was the beacon of hope for the Oregon men’s basketball team. The 6-foot-4 guard was a five-star prospect out of the acclaimed Huntington Prep in West Virginia and had a strong chance of becoming a starter. After losing Jason Calliste, Mike Moser and the trio of […]

JaQuan Lyle removed from Oregon basketball roster

By on Wednesday, Sep. 17 at 12:04 pm.

Incoming freshman guard Jaquan Lyle was removed from the Oregon basketball roster Tuesday night, according to ZagBlogs. It was then later confirmed by the athletic department that the 6-foot-5 four-star recruit was indeed removed from the roster. According to the first report, Lyle, who agreed to a Q&A with the Emerald in May, was cleared […]

Oregon adds three to Dana Altman’s staff

By on Monday, Sep. 8 at 10:09 pm.

The University of Oregon men’s basketball team announced the hiring of three assistants to its staff on Monday night. Mike Mennenga, Robert McCullum and Allen Morill will add a vast amount of experience to Dana Altman’s bench. “We feel really good about these individuals,” Altman told “The experience and basketball knowledge that they will […]

Former Oregon guard Dominic Artis enrolls at junior college

By on Thursday, Sep. 4 at 3:19 pm.

According to Brad Winton of, former Oregon guard Dominic Artis will be attending the 2014-2015 school year at Diablo Valley College. The junior college is located in the Bay Area in California where Artis is originally from.  Former Oregon point guard Dominic Artis will practice with Diablo Valley College this season and head back division […]

Four-Star small forward Dillon Brooks commits to Oregon

By on Sunday, Aug. 17 at 7:54 pm.

Dana Altman can rest a little easier now that ESPN four-star guard/forward Dillon Brooks announced his commitment to the University of Oregon Sunday evening. The prospect out of the renown Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nevada, chose Oregon over Maryland, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and others. Brooks, who was originally projected to be a part of the 2015 […]

Register-Guard to sue UO after district attorney denies appeal requesting records from sexual assault case

By on Tuesday, Jul. 29 at 12:50 pm.

The Lane County District Attorney rejected two newspapers’ appeal for the University of Oregon to disclose public records from the sexual assault case involving three former Oregon men’s basketball players: Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin. One newspaper, The Register-Guard, will sue the UO in Lane County Circuit Court as a result. “The rejection of our appeal […]

ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reports Brandon Austin to play at Northwest Florida

By on Thursday, Jul. 24 at 4:13 pm.

After recently being denied admittance into Hutchinson Community College, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman has reported that former Oregon men’s basketball player Brandon Austin is headed to Northwest Florida State College. Former Providence and Oregon forward Brandon Austin has been accepted to Northwest Florida, the school told ESPN. — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 24, 2014 While attending Providence, […]

Former UO basketball player Brandon Austin not admitted into Hutchinson Community College

By on Thursday, Jul. 17 at 10:06 pm.

Former Oregon men’s basketball player Brandon Austin will not be admitted into Hutchinson Community College in Kansas, the Hutchinson athletic department confirmed to The Emerald Thursday morning. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman first reported the news, saying the school president made the final decision. Former Oregon and Providence player Brandon Austin will not be admitted to Hutchinson […]

Grand jury found “legally insufficient evidence” to charge Brandon Austin with sexual assault in Providence

By on Wednesday, Jul. 16 at 2:54 pm.

After a lengthy investigation from a Rhode Island grand jury, former Oregon men’s basketball player Brandon Austin was not charged with sexually assaulting a woman while he attended Providence College. On Wednesday, the Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General released the Statewide Grand Jury’s report detailing its decision not to indict Austin or his former Providence teammate […]

Brandon Austin not charged for alleged sexual assault in Providence, according to lawyer

By on Wednesday, Jul. 16 at 11:31 am.

Former Oregon men’s basketball player Brandon Austin has not been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in November while he attended Providence College, according to Austin’s lawyer, Laura Fine Moro. Fine Moro said a grand jury declined to indict both Austin and his roommate, Rodney Bullock, who was also allegedly involved in the November assault. “The grand […]

Q&A: Former Oregon basketball player Mike Moser provides insight on life in NBA Summer League

By on Tuesday, Jul. 15 at 10:09 am.

Just months after his college career ended at the University of Oregon, forward Mike Moser has made the jump to the NBA Summer League. After going undrafted in this year’s draft, Moser has averaged 13.0 (PPG) and 3.5 (RPG) for the Boston Celtics through his first four games. He hopes to earn a spot on […]

Hutchinson Community College says reports of Brandon Austin’s transfer are not true “right now”

By on Tuesday, Jul. 15 at 10:41 am.

The Hutchinson Community College athletic department refuted reports that former Oregon men’s basketball player Brandon Austin would transfer to the Kansas community college. “There’s no story,” Hutchinson head men’s basketball coach Steve Eck told The Emerald, reflecting what he told The Register-Guard earlier this afternoon. “There’s no truth to that right now.” Eck said Austin is interested in […]

Former UO basketball player Brandon Austin reportedly transferring to Hutchinson Community College in Kansas

By on Monday, Jul. 7 at 10:40 pm.

Former Oregon men’s basketball player Brandon Austin will be transferring to Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas, according to a source close to the situation. Recently, the 6-foot-6 forward was suspended from UO for at least four years along with former teammates Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson, after violating the University of Oregon’s student conduct code for sexual misconduct. Austin was also […]

Former Ducks Mike Moser and Waverly Austin eye professional careers

By on Friday, Jun. 27 at 2:55 pm.

Two former Oregon basketball players are looking to continue their playing careers professionally, as both Mike Moser and Waverly Austin are looking toward the future. There are two options available to college basketball players after they graduate: playing in the NBA or going overseas to try their luck. While neither player heard their name called […]

Attorney for survivor of alleged Oregon men’s basketball sexual assault responds to statement from players’ lawyers

By on Wednesday, Jun. 25 at 12:50 pm.

John Clune, the attorney for the survivor of the alleged sexual assault committed by three Oregon men’s basketball players in March, sent The Emerald a response to the statement released Tuesday night by the three players’ lawyers. Clune’s statement came less than two hours after the statement from the players’ lawyers, who are Shaun McCrea, Laura Fine […]

Attorneys for Dotson, Artis and Austin release joint statement critical of UO’s actions in rape case

By on Thursday, Jun. 26 at 8:41 pm.

The attorneys for the three Oregon men’s basketball players suspended from the university for at least four years, released a joint statement to The Emerald on Tuesday night. Shaun McCrea represents Damyean Dotson, Laura Fine Moro represents Brandon Austin and Greg Veralrud — who released a statement of his own Monday night — represents Dominic Artis. […]