Illinois has earned a transfer commitment from former Oregon Ducks wing Quincy Guerrier.

Guerrier spent 2 seasons with the Ducks, drawing 57 starts during that time, but chose to enter the transfer portal last week. A 6-foot-7 forward from Montreal, Guerrier began his career at Syracuse. He’ll be a one-and-done player for Illinois and coach Brad Underwood.

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Guerrier was a switchable wing for Oregon coach Dana Altman, able to be deployed as a small-ball 4 or a 3 in the Ducks’ bigger lineups. He averaged 9.0 points and 4.6 rebounds in 25.6 minutes a game this past season while shooting a career-best 34.7% from 3-point range.

At Syracuse for his first 2 years of ball, Guerrier averaged 1.5 blocks and 1 steal per 40 minutes on the floor. (He was a regular part of the rotation for the Orange as well before entering the portal, even a full-time starter in his final year.) Both of those areas took a bit of a back seat at Oregon, where he averaged only half a block and 0.9 steals per 40 minutes.

For Underwood and the Illini, he can be a 4-man who brings physicality and shooting. And he’s a player Underwood has long coveted. Guerrier was recruited by the Illini out of high school and took an official visit. He then listed Illinois as a finalist when he went into the portal in 2021.

Third time’s the charm.