The 5-star point guard adds to a loaded 2020 class for Oregon
Te-Hina Paopao, a 5-star point guard from La Jolla Country Day School, in San Diego, has committed to the Oregon Ducks. Stop me if I’ve said this before: Kelly Graves does it again.
Paopao, who is a member of the class of 2020, will join Sydney Parrish and Angela Dugalic — both top-35 prospects according to ESPN — in the Ducks recruiting class.
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Following the program’s first Women’s Final Four appearance, the Ducks are expected to make another deep tournament run next year, especially with the return of Sabrina Ionescu. With the way the Ducks’ 2020 recruiting class is shaping up, they are here to stay. As I tweeted yesterday following Paopao’s announcement, Graves has reached elite status in recruiting.
If you were to ask former Washington Huskies guard, Kelsey Plum, this was a long-time-coming for Paopao. When Paopao was just 10 years old, the former Husky great said, “I think she could start in the Pac-12 right now.”
It’s been a few years since Plum made that statement, but Paopao will have a chance to build her own path in Eugene, and possibly make her mark on the conference that Plum once dominated.
Paopao, who chose Oregon over Oregon State, UCLA, Louisville, and a host of other schools, is a do-it-all type of point guard. She can score at will, while being a terrific passer, and really good rebounder for her position. Paopao, along with both Parrish and Dugalic, are going to be a lot of fun to watch.
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