N’Faly Dante Denied Appeal For Another Year At Oregon


It looks like N’Faly Dante’s career as an Oregon Duck is going to be over.

Dante is coming off of a year where he averaged 17 ppg and 9 rpg and helped lead Oregon to the second round of the NCAA tournament where they lost to Creighton. But Dante who has been on the roster for five years appealed to the NCAA that he should have a sixth year. The NCAA originally denied his request, but Dante appealed the decision. On Thursday the NCAA again didn’t grant Dante an exception.

It’s a tough blow for the Ducks who could’ve used a player like Dante. A dominant force on the inside with a ton of experience.

Oregon had a good offseason in the transfer portal acquiring three high caliber players. 6’5″ guard TJ Bamba who played at Villanova last season and at Washington State before that, 6’7″ forward Brandon Angel who played at Stanford, and 6’3″ guard Ra’Heim Moss from Toledo all joined the Ducks program. Combine those players with the return of KJ Evans who was a McDonalds All American last season. The Ducks, even without Dante, could be in for a good season in the Big 10.