Oregon already received unfortunate news this morning when it learned that five-star recruit Cole Anthony won’t be joining the program, and it appears the hits keep coming. Sophomore guard Victor Bailey Jr. will reportedly transfer from the Ducks after spending two seasons on the team.
Bailey served as an important role player for the Ducks this past season. He didn’t play in the Sweet 16 against Virginia, yet he did average 7.4 points per game throughout the year.
Coming out of high school, Bailey was the No. 5 recruit out of Texas, per 247Sports. He took visits with programs close to his hometown, such as Texas Tech and Texas A&M, but ultimately gave his commitment to Oregon.
Head coach Dana Altman has used Bailey in a serviceable role the last two years, but that hasn’t stopped him from submitting his name into the NCAA transfer portal.
According to college basketball insider Jeff Goodman, Bailey is ready to move on from his tenure with the Ducks.
Perhaps Bailey wants to return to the Lone Star State to finish his collegiate career.
Oregon sophomore wing Victor Bailey is transferring, source told @Stadium. Top 100 recruit who averaged 7.4 points this season and shot 40 percent from 3.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) April 23, 2019
He’ll have to sit out a year due to NCAA eligibility rules, but that shouldn’t deter teams from seeking the three-point marksman.
We’ll keep you updated on which program he’ll transfer to this offseason.