NWSB Insider Steve Lee breaks down which of the Northwest’s college hoops stars have a chance to hear their names called in the NBA draft. Although not a NW guy, per se, Shabazz Muhammed (UCAL) is the odds-on favorite from the Pac-12 to be taken in the lottery. Kelly Olynyk, CJ Wilcox, Eric Moreland and Devon Collier highlight the rest of the top 5, which Mike Moser, Peyton Siva, Brock Motum, Tony Woods and Arsalan Kazemi round out the top 10.
NWSB Editor and Insider recaps Oregon State’s 2012-2013 basketball season that ended with a loss to the Colorado Buffaloes in the first round of the 2013 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament. While the Beavers did have an impressive showing in out of conference play, their record in the Pac-12 kept them out of anymore postseason action. Roberto Nelson was the player of the year for Oregon State, dominating the team’s statistics,
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Oregon State’s performance against Colorado in the first round of the 2013 Men’s Basketball Tournament. Though the Beavers were able to manage a victory over the Buffaloes on Saturday, they could not repeat their impressive effort in the tournament, falling by a score of 74-68. Unfortunately for the Beavers, Colorado was able to put the game away at the line despite all of the late-game efforts being put on by the men from Corvallis.
NWSB Insider and Oregon State Beavers basketball blogger Rick Stella gives you his overachievers and underachievers for a Beavers basketball squad that has been a little lackluster this season. The Beavers were 10-4 in out of conference play, while preparing for the Pac-12 schedule to start, and underwhelmed as their weak schedule dragged on. An early win over Purdue, coupled with the close losses to Alabama and Kansas, seemed like ages ago.
NWSB Insider and Oregon St. Beavers blogger Rick Stella looks at the Beavers post Jared Cunningham. The Beaver’s 2011/12 leading scorer forwent his final year of eligibility to join the NBA. Now Craig Robinson is left wondering who fills the void. With a group of able players, it could be anybody’s role.
NWSB insider Jon Irwin brings us his thoughts on the 2012/13 Oregon State Beavers basketball program’s strengths and weaknesses. Even without 2011/12 standout Jared Cunningham, the Beavers have amazing depth and scoring options. But the lack of a true game changer could hurt them when playing from behind.
Oregon State Beavers coach Craig Robinson has them off to a 6-1 start in the Pac 12. They are dreaming of a Big Dance in March. Sophomore guard Jared Cunningham is the team’s leading scorer, Forward Devon Collier is the 2nd leading scorer, the frontcourt tandem of Eric Moreland (6 rpg) and Joe Burton (5.4 rpg) are the leading rebounders.