Five-star prospect N'Faly Dante committed to Oregon and will reclassify from the 2020 recruiting class to 2019 in order to join the Ducks later this month.
The 6-foot-11 center from Sunrise Christian in Wichita, Kan., announced his decision in a letter written to his mother in Mali and published Tuesday on The Players' Tribune.
"I've put a lot of thought into it, and I'm excited to tell you that next year I'm going to be attending college and playing basketball at the University of Oregon," he wrote. "Oregon has a program that reflects a lot of the values you taught me when I was growing up. And I hope that someday I get to show you around Eugene. It's beautiful there!"
Dante, ranked as the No. 12 recruit in the nation in the 2020 class by the 247Sports Composite, chose coach Dana Altman's Ducks over offers from Kentucky, LSU and Kansas.