Dec 1, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Cougars guard Joseph Young (0) attempts a shot during the first half as Texas A

Transfer Joseph Young will be allowed to play for Oregon this year

Oregon Ducks head coach Dana Altman has done a great job during his short time at UO snagging transfer players from around the nation, and a 2013-14 squad already loaded with six transfers will add a seventh as it was announced on Thursday that former Houston Cougars guard Joseph Young will be allowed to play this season.

Young adds some much-needed shooting to an Oregon backcourt that is shaping up to be one of the best in the conference. Young shot 42 percent from three-point range last season and averaged 18 points per game, earning third-team honors in Conference USA. His shooting prowess should be a great addition to the driving abilities of Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson.

The Ducks made a surprising run to the Sweet 16 last season before being ousted by the Louisville Cardinals. They’ve been projected to finish fourth in the Pac-12 this year, but don’t be surprised if they battle Colorado, UCLA, and heavy-favorite Arizona for the top spot in the conference.

The Ducks will begin their season by playing the Georgetown Hoyas in South Korea.

[Source: Oregon Live]

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