Juco guard commits to Ducks

Maryland native Devon Branch (Cloud County C.C.) put an end to his recruitment on Sunday with a verbal pledge to Oregon, the Baltimore Sun is reporting.

Branch also held offers from Rutgers, Kansas State and Virginia Tech but the Ducks were on him early in the process.

"[Recruiting] got stressful a few times," he told the paper. "Everybody started calling, [trying to] get me to come visit. It was just real stressful, but when I got to Oregon, everything just felt like it was at Cloud."

Branch averaged 17.0 points and 4.0 rebounds this season. He will join point guard Dominic Artis (Richmond, Calif./Findlay Prep), small forward Damyean Dotson (Houston/Yates) and power forward Ben Carter (Las Vegas/Bishop Gorman) in Eugene next fall.