Devoe Joseph enrolls at Oregon

Updated: January 11, 2011, 2:13 PM ET
By Diamond Leung | ESPN.com

Junior guard Devoe Joseph has enrolled at Oregon after transferring from Minnesota.

"We look forward to him joining the team," Oregon coach Dana Altman said Tuesday. "He brings a lot of experience. He's a winner.

"It's going to be a win-win. We need some help and some leadership."

The 6-foot-3 Joseph averaged 11.2 points in the eight games he played for Minnesota after sitting out the first six games of the season due to a violation of team rules.

He earlier sent a text message to the Minneapolis Star Tribune indicating he was headed to Oregon.

Joseph is expected to become eligible for the Ducks in December. He appeared in 76 career games for Minnesota, making 25 starts and averaging 7.7 points, 2.4 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 21.6 minutes.

Minnesota coach Tubby Smith said in a statement Wednesday he was "disappointed" Joseph decided to leave the program.

However, Altman said Tuesday that Smith recommended strongly that Oregon take Joseph as a transfer.

Diamond Leung covers college basketball for ESPN.com and can be reached at diamond83@gmail.com.

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