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Oregon Ducks sign NJCAA All-American Chanaya Pinto originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest
The Oregon Ducks continue to reload.
After losing four rotation players to the transfer portal, the Oregon women's basketball program has turned to the portal to fill those vacancies.
Tuesday afternoon, the Ducks got more good news with the signing of two-time NJCAA All-American and NJCAA National Champion forward Chanaya Pinto.
She earned third-team NJCAA All-American honors as a freshman in 2019-20 before being named a second-team NJCAA All-American as a sophomore, leading Northwest Florida State College to its first-ever NJCAA women's basketball national championship.
“We’re thrilled about adding Chanaya to our program,” said Graves via a release. “She is a very versatile player who can shoot it, drive it, finish around the rim, get to the free throw line, and guard multiple positions. She plays with tremendous enthusiasm and has a great passion for the game, and she is a proven winner. I love her international experience, and she’s shown a knack for being productive in big games.”
Last season, the 6'1" forward averaged 14.6 points and 8.3 rebounds, recording 19 double-doubles.
She projects to help fill the void left behind by Angela Dugalić transferring to UCLA ealier this offseason.
Sedona Prince and Nyara Sabally are both expected to start at power forward and center next season with five-star freshman Kylee Watson likely to see an expanded role.