The 2018-2019 college basketball season is complete and we are weeks into the offseason. The Oregon Lady Ducks are reloading for another run at the national championship. This month, head coach Kelly Graves received commitments from Sydney Parrish and Angela Dugalic.
The commitments help to solidify the future of the program after Sabrina Ionescu graduates. With Parrish and Dugalic coming to Eugene, Oregon has two players to build on for future prominence.
Oregon just keeps finding ways to win even when the season is over with.
Sydney Parrish is one of the top guards in the class of 2020. The 6-foot-2 guard from Fishers, Indiana is another versatile scorer for Graves to use in his system. She is an outstanding offensive threat who can score in numerous ways.
For example, one of Parrish’s many skills is her pull-up jumper. She can also extend her shot beyond the 3-point line. The five-star recruit has the size and length to play multiple positions.
“I love their culture,” said Sydney Parrish speaking to Dan Olson of espnW. “The players, the coaches and their style of play was what drew me to Oregon. The first night I spent hanging out with the team and felt how genuine they were with me … I met Coach Graves and his family as well. That sold me.”
As a junior, Sydney Parrish led Hamilton Southeastern to its first Indiana state championship game while averaging 21 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.9 steals per game. She was also considering South Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland, UCLA, Indiana, and Iowa.
With Dugalic, Oregon gets a player who can also play multiple positions and can slide into the post because of her size. That is one thing you will notice about Oregon is that each player has the skill set to play multiple positions and the 6-foot-4 forward is no exception.
“She can play anywhere from the 2-5, and she can do a lot of things that really good point guards do,” Dugalic’s AAU coach Jerald Davis stated to High Post Hoops. “She’s a great passer too. With her height and ability to handle the ball, teams (in high school) couldn’t press them.”
As a scorer, Angela can rise on jumpers and attack the basket. She is also active on the glass and is a shot blocking presence that will serve Coach Graves greatly in the future. The four-star prospect was also considering California, UCLA, Missouri and Marquette.
Knowing that Sabrina Ionescu is graduating next season, Graves realized he needed to build on what the program has been doing these past few seasons. Now with the possibility of having Satou and Nyara Sabally along with future players Parrish and Dugalic, Oregon is set.
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