Jabari Brown Reportedly Leaves Oregon Basketball Team

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 11: Head coach Dana Altman of the Oregon Ducks looks on during the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Memorial Gymansium on November 11, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. Vanderbilt defeated Oregon 78-64.(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Jabari Brown, one of the most-heralded recruits for the Oregon Ducks basketball team has reportedly transferred from Eugene.

The Oregon Ducks were starting to land some top recruits to help get basketball fans in the stands at Matthew Knight Arena. Tops among them was Jabari Brown from Oakland High, who was considered one of the top recruits in the country (26th in the ESPNU 100, 19th nationally by Rivals) and figured to be a breakthrough star that would bring Ducks basketball back to the top of the conference.

It appears like it's not going to happen. George Schroeder of the Register-Guard reports. 

Oregon bkb frosh Jabari Brown - big recruit - has apparently left team. Oregon radio informed listeners before tipoff of today's game.
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Wow. Jabari Brown not listed on Oregon's roster anymore. (Still in a promo on front page of GoDucks.com though.)
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Brown's departure wouldn't kill Oregon this season, but it could significantly diminish their upside this season. Brown has a lot of potential to slash and score and finish at the basket once he grows and develops, and now Oregon loses a bit of their athleticism. The Ducks have been playing hard-nosed basketball under Dana Altman though, so don't expect them to stop competing in the big games because of this setback.

To discuss Oregon basketball, head to Addicted to Quack.

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