Kel’el Ware is without a doubt one of the most exciting freshmen in the country ahead of the new college basketball season.

He showcased exactly why on Friday as Oregon closed out its five-game exhibition slate in Canada with a 108-76 win over Toronto Metropolitan University. The freshman forward had 26 points on 12-of-17 shooting, seven rebounds, a block, and a steal.

Ware is a former 5-star recruit. He ranked as the 10th overall recruit in the 2022 class, according to the 247 Composite. He drew a Jarrett Allen comparison at practice for the 2022 McDonald’s All-American Game, according to 247Sports, a kind of player who would be super helpful for this Oregon team. Despite his size —Ware is a legit 7-footer — he moves really well. The offensive potential is there, as evidenced by Friday’s performance.

The freshman big has been productive so far in Oregon’s exhibition games. He had 17 points in the team’s 54-point win on Aug. 21, 10 the next day, then 12 and eight in Thursday’s win. Maybe more encouraging, he’s been aggressively seeking out his own offense when on the floor.

Another performance worth mentioning: Will Richardson posted a 14-point, 11-assist double-double in the win. He also had four steals.

As expected, Oregon went 5-0 on its trip.