Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Keeshawn Barthelemy Set To Return To Oregon In 2024-25

Oregon will host Colorado transfer Keeshawn Barthelemy

The Oregon Ducks got good news with one of its key players this season is back for a final year.

After walking on Senior Day in Oregon’s win against Utah in the final game of the regular season, Oregon senior guard Keeshawn Barthelemy’s career at Oregon isn’t over. He missed the second half of the season due to injury, but now he will get a second crack at a memorable and special senior season. All the while giving the Ducks a big offseason boost ahead of its first season in the Big Ten.

“Confirmed,” Barthelemy told DuckTerritory.com Saturday morning when asked about a report that he was back at Oregon.

The 6-foot-2 guard from Montreal, Canada, arrived at Oregon as a junior ahead of the 2022-23 season after playing his first three years for Colorado. Because Barthelemy played during the 2020-21 season, he’ll get an extra fifth season of college basketball for playing during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Barthelem’s two years at Oregon have been cut short due to injuries. He suffered a foot injury during the 2022-23 season, limiting him to 24 games. This year, he suffered another foot injury in December, missing a game. Then, in January, he fractured his ankle and finished the year playing in 18 games. Over his two seasons with the Ducks, Barthelemy has played 42 games and has started 14. He’s averaged 8.7 points, 2.4 assists, and 2.0 rebounds in 24 minutes played for the Ducks. Barthelemy has made 49 3-pointers in his two seasons and has shot 36.6 percent from three.

Barthelemy said ahead of the Ducks’ NCAA Tournament he was open to returning to the Ducks, but would make that final call after the season.

“What will my rehab time be? What will the team be looking for in me next season? I was really pleased with how I played before my injury,” said Barthelemy.

“I could run it back next year with this team. We’ll see how the injury plays out.”

Barthelemy’s return to Oregon will give the Ducks a big boost for the 2024-25 season. He will enter his third year in the system under Dana Altman and give the Ducks its second ball-handler on the roster, which had been greatly missed during the 2023-24 season. Barthelemy can play point guard or play off the ball as the shooting guard. This position will be vacated after the graduation of senior and 2nd-team all-conference guard Jermaine Couisnard.

With Barthelemy committed to playing for the Ducks next season, Oregon’s roster now consists of seniors Jadrian Tracey, Brennan Rigsby, and Barthelemy. Oregon’s Kario Oquendo will have an extra year of eligibility remaining if he chooses to use it, and he will be a senior in 2024-25 but has said he’s unsure if he’ll use it.

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