Oregon nabs solid PG

Casey Benson

Oregon landed one of their top targets just before the start of the July evaluation period.

The Oregon Ducks have made strides both on the recruiting trail and on the floor under the guidance of Dana Altman. Again they struck with a quality pledge on Sunday night with Casey Benson.

Benson, who is a solid 6-foot-3 point guard, picked Oregon over offers from schools like Nebraska, Boston College, Creighton, Colorado, Oregon State, St. Mary's, and USC according to sources close to the situation.

A product of Tempe (Ariz) Corona Del Sol, Benson impressed during the high school year with his play. Known as a high IQ player and someone who can really run a team, Benson has shown he is more than capable of playing at the high-major level, and Oregon quickly made him a priority target.

By landing Benson before the start of the July evaluation period, Oregon is now able to more streamline their recruiting plan for the month, and that is huge for Altman and his staff.

Benson is the first commitment for Oregon in the class of 2014, and is rated as a three-star prospect who is the No. 29 point guard in the country.

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