Oregon Ducks big man Kel’el Ware to enter transfer portal

The Oregon Ducks men’s basketball offseason is only a week old, but already the program has seen two players elect to play their college ball elsewhere.

On Monday, freshman seven-footer Kel’el Ware announced on social media he was transferring.


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“I am filled with gratitude and thanks for the University of Oregon, coach Altman, my teammates and the entire Ducks community,” Ware said on his Instagram account. “Playing in front of all the Oregon fans at Matthew Knight Arena was a dream come true. I am looking forward to the next chapter in my life as I will be entering the transfer portal.”

Last week, guard Tyrone Williams became the first Duck to exit.

Ware played in 35 games as a freshman, including making 4 starts. He finished with per game averages of 6.6 points and 4.1 rebounds, though his production and playing time both waned as the season progressed.

At 7-feet, 210-pounds, Ware was a top-ten recruit in the country across multiple recruiting sites. But his stay in Eugene lasts only one year.