Recruiting Update: Oregon Raids Southwest for Newest PG

Basketball Recruiting


PG Casey Benson (3-Star/Tempe, AZ/Rivals150)

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PG Casey Benson (3-Star/Tempe, AZ/Rivals150)

Head Coach Dana Altman landed his first commitment of the 2014 campaign in up-and-coming point guard Casey Benson (3-Star/Tempe, Ariz./Rivals150). The newest Duck took a slightly under the radar approach to his recruitment and made his first trip to Eugene in early fall of last year.

After an eye opening weekend among the team and coaches, the 6-foot-3 Benson took his thoughts back to Tempe and later that winter, propelled his prep team to a second straight state title where he garnered the coveted Gatorade Player of the Year honor in the process.

A tremendous slasher in the paint, Benson compliments his aggressive game with a smooth stroke and facilitates his prep offense.

“Once I got stronger and quicker (my junior season), I really got to the point where I could create way more and get into the lane and make plays for myself and for others,” said Benson. “I can keep a defense honest by getting around them as well as shooting the three.” – via “Basketball is My Life” Web Series

Look for Benson to have an early impact in an Altman offense predicated on creating opportunities, stay tuned!

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Mark Flores

Mark Flores, a Salem, OR resident, is a Firefighter/Paramedic and an avid Oregon Ducks supporter. A graduate of nearby Corban University with a Bachelors Degree in English-Journalism, Flores is a Ducks football season-ticket holder (since 2010) with plans of pursuing his masters degree at the U of O. A passionate and knowledgeable Ducks fan with a heavy interest in Oregon athletics and recruiting, Flores, a former lacrosse player, brings a wealth of knowledge of Oregon teams not readily covered by the media. Flores has over seven years of professional journalism experience, including writing for the Statesman Journal in Salem and holding the position of Sports Editor for the Hilltop News (Corban University). He brings his detailed knowledge of recruiting and athletics to the FishDuck team, and welcomes your feedback. Author's Note: "I do not capitalize our rival, "that other school", nor any other institution outside of our beloved UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. WTD!!!" Twitter: @MarkDFlores