- Brandon P. Oliver, Reporter, DuckNation
The Oregon campus is buzzing with hope after the Pac-12 tournament champion Ducks' Sweet 16 run in the NCAA Tournament. Dana Altman -- the Pac-12 Coach of the Year -- has solidified himself as one of the better coaches in the college game. Altman has done a masterful job of piecing together a roster left in shambles by the previous Ducks' staff.
Altman has recruited well, including last year's class which included the future of the Oregon program. Point guard Dominic Artis, shooting guard Damyean Dotson and power forward Ben Carter are a formidable trio that should lead the Ducks to even greater heights. While Artis -- No. 62 in the 2012 ESPN 100 -- was certainly a huge signing for Altman, the Ducks are still searching for a true game-changer on the hardwood. Artis was the point guard the Ducks were in desperate need of, but the front court is where the Ducks have always fallen short.