Will Richardson named to the preseason all-conference First Team

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Having the best point guard in the conference can only help any team, but when it comes to the Oregon Ducks, it should propel them to go deep into March.

Oregon point guard Will Richardson was named to the preseason all-Pac-12 First Team for the second straight season. He was the only Duck on the first team, but newcomers Quincy Guerrier and De’Vion Harmon are on the second team.

Richardson had a breakout season last year in his first chance to finally be the starting point guard. The left-hander averaged 11.3 points, 3.9 assists, and 3.4 rebounds per contest and led Oregon to a regular-season Pac-12 title and all the way to the Sweet 16 before USC ended its tournament run with an overall record of 21-7.

More of the same is expected in Richardson’s senior season as Oregon has reloaded with such transfers like Guerrier and Harmon, as well as big men N’Faly Dante, Franck Kepnang, and freshman Nathan Bittle.

Oregon begins its season Nov. 9 with a home game against Texas Southern.