Former McDonald's High School All-American and the Oregon Ducks' starting center has officially left the team after signing with an agent this past week. Dunigan has been involved in a recent and ongoing investigation of his eligibility after several sources announced the 6'10" big man received improper benefits. Dunigan was the team's third-leading scorer and leading rebounder last season. He will take his talents to Hapoel Migdal after signing a three-year guaranteed contract.
This leaves new Ducks Coach Dana Altman and the rest of the roster in a state of flux; Oregon was publically embarrassed earlier this summer after several coaches spurned the university's head coach opening. Since Altman's arrival, the program has been gutted by transfers- Jamil Wilson (Marquette), Matt Humphrey (Boston College), Drew Wiley (Boise State) and Josh Crittle (Central Florida) have all since left. The team also lost Tajuan Porter, its leading scorer last season due to exhausting his eligibility after four years with the program.
The Ducks will be picked to finish last in the Pac-10 this season as they return only six players from last year's team, only one- junior Malcolm Armstead- averaged double-figures (10.3 points per game).