Eric Moreland To Declare For Draft

April 12 at 1:30pm CST By Charlie Adams

Oregon State forward Eric Moreland says he will be declaring for the draft, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link). Moreland is a 6’10” junior who could be taken in the second round, writes Wojnarowski. The big man averaged 8.9 points and 10.3 rebounds per night this season for the Beavers. He’s currently ranked 38th on Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress‘ list of NCAA juniors.

Moreland isn’t a prolific scorer, but his potential upside comes from his massive size. His 7’4″ wingspan is appealing to coaches and executives at the next level. He was able to average 2.1 blocks per contest over the course of his college career, and his skillset could have him develop into a solid defender capable of a backup role in the NBA.

If Moreland is to be selected this June, he will join Jared Cunningham as the only Oregon State alumni in the league. The latest 2014 mock draft from DraftExpress doesn’t have him being taken.

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