Our beloved Basketball Ducks got 52 rebounds in the game against Houston Baptist for the first time of over 50 rebounds since January of 2007. While the progression of the Ducks has not been as fast as Coach Dana Altman would like, their improvement on the boards has been outstanding. We have watched super-newcomer Arsalan Kazemi rake in the rebounds, and noted the emergence of freshman Ben Carter demonstrating Marty Leumenescue tendencies on the glass, but this game featured some new players to the party.
Waverly Austin and Damyean Dotson each had career-highs in rebounding against Houston Baptist, with nine and eight, respectively while Ben Carter cleaned up a career-high eight boards as well. The athleticism in rebounding and blocks from our big-men is something RARELY seen at Oregon, and Coach Altman really has them developing superbly and promises to give us great fun watching them threaten inside and kick it back outside for the three!