Less than a week after first-team junior college All-American center Waverly Austin (Fredricksburg, Va./Palm Beach State College) was not admitted to South Florida, the Oregon Ducks are set to add much needed depth in the post.
Dana Altman has been in search of much needed depth down low. Much like he did with Wake Forest transfer Tony Woods, Altman was able to find size by way of a transfer. If admitted, Austin will join Woods on the block next year, providing a big boost to the Ducks' improving basketball program.
The Ducks now wait on the official word in regards to Austin being admitted to the university. If he is accepted, the 6-foot-10, 260-pound Austin is expected to enroll in classes for the start of fall term in Eugene and be on the court for the Ducks when the season kicks off in November.
Austin signed with South Florida out of high school but was ruled academically ineligible before ever enrolling in the school. The Bulls were unable to accept some of Austin's transfer credits from Palm Beach State, opening the door for the Ducks.