Below are some pictures of Oregon’s new basketball court, Kilkenny Floor. The design is a one of a kind type floor and has brought connections with Boise St.’s “Smurf Turf”. The court was designed by Nike and is supposed to resemble the “Tall Firs”, which was Oregon’s 1939 National Championship basketball team. Underneath the center court “O” is the new Matthew Knight Arena logo, spelling out MATT, in another design by Nike. It is supposed to represent a Japanese gate, which was influential with Phil Knight’s trips to Japan when Nike was first starting.
*Photo credit of Register Guard and GoDucks.com*
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“Talented guard Jabari Brown has made his selection-and its Oregon. He will help a depleted Ducks roster that has been plagued by a turbulent off season of transfers and ineligibility. The 5-star prospect will help reload the ducks and give fans hope as they head into the $230 million Matt Court. The Bay Area native will play his senior year of high school for Oakland High School. This is the ducks 4th commitment from the 2011 prep class.
It has been said that Dana Altman has become a popular figure around AAU recruiting, and it appears his efforts are beginning to payoff. Brown will be a protégé guard to help run the up-tempo Oregon offense. He is a great shooter from distance and will be able to knock down a good number of 3’s for the ducks through out his career in Eugene.
Click here to view his scouting report and see how his skills should translate to the Pac-10.“