Oregon is adding a key piece to their rotation for the 2015-16 season in Dylan Ennis but there is negative news on Wednesday out of Dana Altman’s program.
6-foot-8 soon-to-be-sophomore center Jordan Bell underwent successful surgery on a broken foot last week and is expected to be back before the season begins, limiting his time to develop this offseason.
Bell, who will be a key contributor in 2015, averaged 5.1 points per game, 6.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists during his freshman season.
The Ducks are losing Joseph Young, their leading scorer on an NCAA Tournament team in 2014-15, to graduation so they will need all the help they can receive.
Bell, Ennis, Dillon Brooks, Tyler Dorsey and Dwayne Benjamin are expected to make up their starting lineup but youth will be a factor.
As long as the big man is ready for the start of the season, that will be viewed as a “win” for the Ducks as they need to jump out to a quick start in a competitive Pac-12 conference.
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