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Former ASU forward Devan Cambridge flips commitment from Oregon to Texas Tech

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Former Arizona State forward Devan Cambridge announced on Instagram today that he is de-committing from Oregon and instead transferring to Texas Tech.

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Cambridge will join former Sun Devil teammate Warren Washington, who he and his brother, Desmond Cambridge Jr., were really close with, in Lubbock. Washington teased the news on Twitter this morning.

A lot of Sun Devil fans were originally displeased to hear that Cambridge would be transferring in-conference after he played such a big role for ASU this past season, but now this is not the case. Cambridge never signed with the Ducks, allowing this transfer to be easy. He made his pledge to Oregon on April 21, so this news comes over two months after the announcement with no mention that he would be de-committing.

This was a big week of news for the Cambridge family. Devan’s commitment comes just a day after Desmond signed with the Raptors on a Summer League deal. Their little sister, Jaloni Cambridge, a five-star class of 2024 prospect who is regarded as a top-3 player in her class, also announced her top seven schools at the beginning of the week.

Cambridge, listed at 6-foot-6, transferred to ASU from Auburn before last season with Desmond. He started 35 of 36 games for the Sun Devils, averaging a career-high 9.8 points per game and proving to be an elite defensive presence. He originally said he was coming back to the Sun Devils after this season, but a few weeks later announced he was entering the portal.

ASU Roster Tracker

Players lost to the portal (7): F Devan Cambridge (Texas Tech), F/C Warren Washington (Texas Tech), G Austin Nunez (Ole Miss), F Duke Brennan (GCU), G Malcolm Flaggs (GCU), G DJ Horne (NC State), F/C Enoch Boakye (Fresno State)

Returning players (3): G Frankie Collins (removed name from NBA Draft), G/F Jamiya Neal (removed name from portal), F Alonzo Gaffney

Players gained from the portal (6): G Brycen Long, F Bryant Selebangue (Tulsa), F Shawn Phillips (LSU), F Zane Meeks (USF), G Adam Miller (LSU), F Kamari Lands (Louisville)

JUCO transfer added (1): G Malachi Davis (Tallahassee CC)

Players lost to NBA/ eligibility (2): G Desmond Cambridge Jr. (Raptors), F Marcus Bagley (76ers), G Luther Muhammad

Incoming freshmen (2): Four-star G Braelon Green (CA), four-star PF Akil Watson (NJ)

My Predicted Rotation As of Now

1. Collins (6-1) / Long (6-2) / Davis (6-4) / Green (6-3) / Neal (6-6) / Miller (6-3)

2. Miller / Davis / Green / Neal / Long

3. Neal / Lands (6-8) / Watson (6-8)

4. Meeks (6-9) / Selebangue (6-8) / Lands / Watson / Gaffney (6-9)

5. Gaffney / Phillips (7-0) / Selebangue / Meeks

The Sun Devils can mix up these positions, as we saw them do several times last season. They still can look for a starting-caliber center without Washington, as they certainly have length but only one true center in Shawn Phillips. They like to play a lot of three-guard lineups, so there is a role for all of the guards on the team right now, and they appear to be set on guards. However, they could potentially seek out another small forward.

Despite all of the departures, Hurley has done a terrific job of retooling the roster, going out and getting players from the transfer portal that fit ASU perfectly and have either proven themselves with experience or are young but were highly-rated recruits out of high school.

Depth was a huge key for ASU’s success last season, and the Sun Devils will have it once again next season. Having what could be 12 quality players that make up the roster as of right now is a huge achievement that shouldn’t be overlooked, as Hurley said he wanted the roster to be complete by early May. Now, it is about trying to get these new players to gel together, as we saw them do terrifically last season.

With Collins returning, the Sun Devils only have one more roster spot they could choose to fill.

ASU guard Desmond Cambridge Jr. reportedly joining Raptors’ Summer League team

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Brendan Mau is a college sports insider and general assignment reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on Twitter via @Brendan_Mau

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