On Saturday, Oregon State junior forward Eric Moreland announced his intention to declare for the NBA Draft.
Moreland took to Twitter to make the announcement, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.
The 6-foot-10 Moreland was suspended 12 games during the 2013-14 season but still averaged 8.9 points, 10.3 rebounds and two blocks per game in 20 games for the Beavers.
A native of Houston, Moreland also shot 50 percent from the field last season as well.
Moreland entered his name in the NBA Draft last season, before withdrawing, and his loss hurts Oregon State immensely as the Beavers also lose second-leading scorer and senior Devon Collier and third-leading scorer and senior Angus Brandt from the frontcourt for next season.
With the loss of senior guard Roberto Nelson, Craig Robinson’s team now loses the team’s four leading scorers from the 2013-14 season.
Georgetown announced on Saturday that senior center Bradley Hayes will be out indefinitely after breaking his left hand in practice on Thursday.
“It is a blow to our team, but I’m very disappointed for Bradley because of the heard work he has put in over the last four years to put himself in a position to have a good senior year,” Georgetown head coach John Thompson III said in a release. “He had successful surgery today and we expect him to fully recover but we’re not sure when he’ll return.”
The 7-foot-0 native of Jacksonville was putting together a very solid senior season before the injury. Hayes averaged 21.4 minutes per contest in which he put up 8.5 points and grabbed 6.6 rebounds per game. After playing sparringly during his first three seasons at Georgetown, Hayes has become a key interior piece for the Hoyas this season.
Without Hayes in the lineup, freshman Jessie Govan will get more minutes and have a chance to be the go-to post player in the Georgetown rotation.