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June 8, 2012 at 6:36 AM

Oregon guard Brett Kingma transferring

Oregon guard Brett Kingma, a former Mills Creek Jackson High star, confirmed Thursday he was granted a scholarship release by the Ducks this week and will transfer to another school with the intent of enrolling in the fall.
Jeff Goodman at CBSsports.com was the first to report the news.
As a freshman last season, Kingma played sparingly with Oregon. He appeared in 19 of 34 game and averaged 3.1 points and 9.8 minutes. He played in five of the final 20 games last season.
“I need a new system where I can reach my full potential,” said Kingma. “I had a great experience at Oregon. I don’t regret anything. I got better. I made lifelong friends. I have a lot of respect for coach (Dana) Altman.”
Altman hast lost most of the 2011 freshman class after just year, which is somewhat remarkable. Jabari Brown, a four-star prospect, left after just two games and Bruce Barron, a three-star prospect, played just three games with Oregon before leaving.
Only Carlos Emory and Austin Kuemper remain.
“I don’t have anything to say about that,” Kingma said when asked why the Oregon freshmen have run away from Ducks.
As a senior, Kingma led Jackson High School to a 23-4 overall record in 2011 and was named the state’s Class 4A Player of the Year while averaging 30.3 points. He averaged 25 points as a junior.
Kingma was considered a three-star prospect by the major recruiting services and chose Oregon over BYU. He also had offers from Washington and Arizona State.
Kingma is finishing classes at Oregon in a few days and hopes to have a better understanding of his next destination in a two weeks.

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