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New Mexico grad transfer Elijah Brown picks Oregon

UPDATED: Mon., May 1, 2017, 8:44 p.m.

New Mexico’s Elijah Brown (4) looks to pass against UNLV in a January game. (JUAN ANTONIO LABRECHE / AP Photo)
New Mexico’s Elijah Brown (4) looks to pass against UNLV in a January game. (JUAN ANTONIO LABRECHE / AP Photo)

Elijah Brown, who visited Gonzaga last week and is considered one of college basketball’s top graduate transfers, has committed to Oregon, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.

Brown, a 6-foot-4 guard, averaged 18.8 points last season as a junior at New Mexico and 21.7 as a sophomore. He transferred to the Lobos after one season at Butler.

“QUACK!!!” Brown tweeted Monday morning.

Brown will be eligible immediately at Oregon, which, like Gonzaga, is restocking its roster after reaching the Final Four.

The Zags were looking at Brown to fortify a guard line that lost WCC player of the year Nigel Williams-Goss, who declared for the NBA Draft, and shooting guard Jordan Mathews.

Gonzaga head coach Mark Few recently attended a Golden State Warriors practice and visited with Brown’s father, Mike, an assistant coach with the Warriors.

Duke transfer Chase Jeter visited Gonzaga over the weekend. The 6-10 forward has two years of eligibility but would be required to sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules.

Jeter, who played in 16 games and averaged nearly 15 minutes last season, has visits scheduled with UCLA and Arizona.



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