Ducks MBB Lands St. John’s Star LJ Figueroa
After initially declaring for the NBA Draft back in March, St. John’s stud LJ Figueroa is transferring to Oregon.
He posted his decision on Twitter and said he looks forward to “joining the University of Oregon and competing for a national championship.”
Figueroa led the Red Storm in scoring at 14.5 points per game. The 6-foot-6 guard was also in the top five in the other major “per game” categories, including No. 1 in steals (1.9 per game), No. 3 in assists (2.1) and No. 4 in rebounds (4.5).
In his post, Figueroa states “unfortunately circumstances that were out of my control, forced me to transfer and look for a new opportunity.”
The Twitter reaction was big as well.
Ducks picked up new transfer LJ Figueroa. He’s already known for torching Arizona so I think he’ll fit in just fine here https://t.co/jT7PiPgZIU
— Barstool Ducks (@BarstoolDucks) June 20, 2020
St. John’s transfer LJ Figueroa is heading to Oregon. HUGE pickup for Dana Altman — especially if Figueroa gets a waiver to play this season for the Ducks. Averaged 14.5 points and 4.5 boards last season.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) June 20, 2020
Breaking: St. John’s transfer LJ Figueroa announces he’s heading to Oregon for his final season. The 6-foot-6 forward picked the Ducks over Auburn and Memphis. Significant addition for Dana Altman.
— John Fanta (@John_Fanta) June 20, 2020
QUAAAACK (MBB transfer)
LJ Figueroa joins the flockhttps://t.co/kQosBjci6e pic.twitter.com/HSIlO3wf1G
— DuckSportsAuthority (@DSArivals) June 20, 2020