Oregon 7-footer Ware transferring to Indiana
Oregon transfer Kel ‘el Ware, a former top-10 recruit, announced his dedication to Indiana on Monday. Ware visited the Hoosiers’ school recently and after that canceled a set up journey to Alabama, leaving Indiana as the clear favorite.The 7-foot center must replace All-American Trayce Jackson-Davis, who revealed last week he plans to enter the NBA draft. Head coach Mike Woodson made the frontcourt his top priority in the transfer website, including Ball State huge guy Payton Sparks last month.Editor’s Picks 1 Associated Woodson also is generating Malik Reneau and Kaleb Banks, and has the Hoosiers in the mix for Harvard transfer
Chris Ledlum.An Arkansas
native, Ware balanced 6.6 points and 4.1 rebounds in a mostly reserve function during his freshman campaign for the Ducks.
He showed substantial promise early in the season, choosing 18 points and 9 rebounds against UConn, 17 points and nine rebounds versus Michigan State and 13 points and seven rebounds against Villanova during a three-game stretch at the Phil Knight Invitational in late November.As the season advanced, however, Ware’s function reduced. He played single-digit minutes in five of 6 games in late February and early March, prior to recovering with 11 points in 16 minutes against UCF in the NIT.Ware was ranked No. 8 in the ESPN 100 for the 2022 class and was picked a McDonald’s All-American. While his NBA draft stock dropped during the season, he was still the No. 5 center and No. 35 total in ESPN’s NBA draft rankings at the end of the project.