OSU men's basketball: Moreland, Collier suspended indefinitely

2013-07-30T11:30:00Z 2013-07-30T12:30:26Z OSU men's basketball: Moreland, Collier suspended indefinitelyCorvallis Gazette-Times Lebanon Express
July 30, 2013 11:30 am  • 

Oregon State senior forward Devon Collier and junior forward Eric Moreland have been suspended indefinitely from competition for violation of team rules, men’s basketball coach Craig Robinson said in a statement released by the school this morning.

“They will be allowed to participate with the team in summer workouts and strength/conditioning activities while attending summer school classes,” Robinson added in the statement.

Moreland averaged 9.4 points and 10.6 rebounds per game as a sophomore last season and flirted with leaving school early for the NBA.

But he decided to return to the Beavers.

“I have a great group of guys over here and we have a really special team, not only on the court, but we have some chemistry that you just want to be a part of,” Moreland said at a press conference when he announced his return to school.

“I would like to come back another year and play with them and get to the NCAA tournament and have a great next year.”

It is the second time in the past seven months that Moreland has been suspended. He sat out of a Jan. 12 home game against then-No. 4 Arizona, an 80-70 loss. He then missed the next two games as well before being reinstated.

Collier averaged 12.6 points and 6.0 rebounds a game as a junior last season.

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