Devoe Joseph to make Duck debut

The Ducks have their final six non-conference games at home beginning Saturday with the Oregon debut of Devoe Joseph against Fresno State.

The 6-4 combo guard who transfered from Minnesota has practiced with the team since last Spring. The former Golden Gopher is ready to become a difference maker in his final year of college basketball.

Joseph said, "I just thought it would be a great opportunity to come here to the University of Oregon where the Pac-23 is a more open system for basketball then the Big Ten was instead of clogging up the lane."

Joseph is familiar with Olu Ashaolu as he has known him since middle school in Toronto, Canada.

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Devoe Joseph
Senior | Guard | 6-4 | 180
Pickering, Ontario (Minnesota)

Played three seasons and 76 total games at Minnesota before transferring to UO during the 2010-11 campaign He is one of just nine Gopher players in the history of the program to have 300 points and 100 assists in a season (329 pts, 105 assists in 2009-10) Had 31 made 3-point field goals in 2008-09, the fifth-most by a Gopher freshman Tied a school-record (has since been broken) with seven 3-point field goals against Penn?State (Feb. 14, 2009) Went 7-of-8 (.875) against Penn State to establish a new school record for 3-point percentage in a game Averaged 11.2 points and 3.5 assists per game in eight contests as a junior during the 2010-11 season As a sophomore, he averaged 9.4 points and 3.0 assists per outing and started 17-of-35 games Played in 33 games as a freshman, a starter in two contests Played prep basketball at Pickering High School Averaged 24.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists as a senior to lead PHS to a 70-2 record A three-time Canadian High School Player of the Year and three-time Toronto Star High School all-star Led team to 2007 and 2008 Provincial Championship Played AAU basketball for Grassroots Canada.