WBB: Oregon secures commitment from four-star forward Angela Dugalic

Ryan Kostecka

Fresh off its first Final Four in program history, the Ducks are capitalizing on the momentum by using it on the recruiting trail.

Less than a week ago, Oregon secured the commitment of Sydney Parrish, the nation’s No. 1 guard. The Ducks have found Parrish’s frontcourt running mate when four-star forward Angela Dugalic committed to Oregon over the weekend.

“One main reason why I like Oregon is the family feel,” Dugalic told The Oregonian. “Illinois-to-Oregon, it’s pretty far. I’m good with distance, but I know there are points for everyone that it’s hard. You’ve grown up with your family for almost 18 years, so that support away from home is important. I also like how the coaches see you in the future — not only how you’d play, but how you’d impact the program.”

Dugalic, who is from Maine West High School in Des Moines, Illinois, is the nation’s No. 7 forward and No. 33 overall prospect. Standing at 6-foot-4, she averaged 13.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.7 steals and 1.0 blocks per game last season as a junior.

With the Ducks expected to lose guard Sabrina Ionescu and forward Ruthy Hebard after next season, Dugalic and Parrish’s arrival couldn’t come at a batter time.

"Lastly, how they treat my family. My parents are from Serbia, they came here, they mean a lot to me," Dugalic told The Oregonian. "Coach Graves has been here for a home visit and he treats my parents with respect. I value that a lot. It shows he’s a good person.”

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