Illinois State’s MiKyle McIntosh, who listed GU in his final four, picks Oregon

June 14, 2017

Illinois State grad transfer MiKyle McIntosh announced Wednesday on Twitter that he will play his senior season at Oregon.

McIntosh, a 6-foot-7, 234-pound forward, told the Oregonian his finalists were Gonzaga, Oregon State, Oklahoma and Oregon. Gonzaga wasn’t one of the three schools he visited. He will be eligible immediately.

McIntosh averaged 12.5 points and 5.6 rebounds last season for Illinois State, which lost to Central Florida in the second round of the NIT. He made 41 percent of his shots, including 34.8 percent of 3-point attempts while earning second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors.

He averaged 9.5 points and 4.7 rebounds on 40.2 percent shooting in three seasons with the Redbirds.

McIntosh joins New Mexico grad transfer Elijah Brown at Oregon. Brown also considered Gonzaga.

The Zags’ frontcourt returns starter Johnathan Williams and rising sophomore Killian Tillie, who was in GU’s eight-man rotation last season. Center Jacob Larsen is returning from a torn ACL.

Rui Hachimura and Jeremy Jones, who both saw limited time in 2017, could be in line for bigger roles. Another possibility is incoming freshman Corey Kispert, a 6-6 wing from the Seattle area.