Beavers suspend Moreland, Collier

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 on Tuesday.

"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.

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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