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Breaking: Five-star junior Nate Bittle chooses Oregon

September 15, 2020

Dana Altman has tried to prioritize local talent over the past few seasons for the Ducks. It doesn’t get much better for the pledge he landed today as five-star senior Nate Bittle has committed to Oregon over Gonzaga, Arizona, and UCLA, he told

“I will be attending Oregon because I have built a great relationship with the coaches and it’s always been a winning program,” Bittle said.

The 6-foot-10 prospect has been one of the most consistent five-stars in the 2021 class over his past few years of high school. For his senior year he will leave Crater (Ore.), where he was the top-ranked player in the state for years, to attend Prolific Prep in Northern California.

“Prolific Prep will prepare me for Oregon beacuse I am working out 2-3 times a day plus practice and weights and it’s also playing against the best players and building relationships.”

Bittle recently made the decision to announce his commitment after a late-night phone call with Ducks head coach Dana Altman: 

“I had talked with Coach Altman the night before the next morning I thought about it and decided to I wanted to be a Duck. I called my parents and then coach and they were all for it.”

To cap off our conversation, I asked Bittle who he will recruit with him to Eugene, his answer: “I really want Hunter Sallis,” the Top-10 guard.

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