The Oregon Ducks landed their second high profile guard via the NCAA transfer portal, with former South Carolina Gamecock Jermaine Couisnard announcing he is coming to Eugene on Twitter Thursday afternoon.
Couisnard was choosing between a handful of schools, including Gonzaga and Houston, but ultimately chose to follow assistant coach Chuck Martin – who left the Gamecocks to join Dana Altman’s staff as an assistant.
Couisnard is a gifted scorer and distributor, averaging 12 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 3.2 assists last season. He has two years of eligibility remaining and gives the Ducks another new guard in the mix for the 22-23 season.
The Ducks lost De’Vion Harmon to Texas Tech, Eric Williams to the pros, Jacob Young to graduation, and likely Will Richardson to the pros, so they have a lot of minutes to fill heading into next season.
Couisnard will fill a good chunk of those minutes alongside another transfer portal addition, Keeshawn Barthelemy from Colorado, as well as five-star freshman Dior Johnson.
The Ducks may have fallen out of ESPN’s way-too-early top-25 last week, but adding Couisnard certainly helps keep them on the radar as a team to watch heading into next season.
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