Dominic Artis reportedly leaving Oregon Ducks basketball program

Dominic Artis reportedly leaving Oregon Ducks basketball program
May 5, 2014, 9:30 am
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Oregon guard Dominic Artis (1) returns to action tonight against U.C. Irvine after serving a nine-game suspension.

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Point guard Dominic Artis will leave the Oregon Ducks basketball program, according to a report by ESPN.

Damyean Dotson and Brandon Austin could be following him out the door.

Oregon released a statement today stating that Artis, Dotson and Austin are not participating in team activities, but no information was included pertaining to them potentially transferring.

Artis, a 2012 four-star recruit out of Vallejo, Calif., follows former three-star recruit, Ben Carter out of the door from the Ducks rotation that led them to second round of the NCAA Tournament last March. Both were to be juniors next season.

Dotson was a three-star recruit in 2012 and started at small forward for the Ducks last season. His departure would leave the Ducks void of any  significant contributor from last season that signed with Oregon out of high school.

Austin, a transfer from Providence who didn't play last season, is under investigation for sexual assault by police in Providence, R.I.

Oregon received a verbal commitment from five-star, 6-foot-5 point guard Jaquan Lyle (highlights). Artis transferring could be an indication that Lyle is expected to start right away.

Guard A.J. Lapray left the program around the same time Carter did.