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Rothstein | Drew Eubanks to return to Oregon State for junior year

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Oregon State forward Drew Eubanks will be returning for his junior year after declaring for the 2017 NBA Draft and not hiring an agent, a source close to the situation informed FanRag Sports.

Eubanks started in all 32 games for the Beavers last season, averaging 14.5 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 2.2 blocked shots in 32.1 minutes per game. He was an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention and also earned Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention recognition for a Beavers team that did not make a postseason tournament and lost to Cal in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament.

Eubanks, a native of Troutdale, Oregon, finished 27th in the country with a .587 field goal percentage this past season and was 31st in the nation for blocks per game. His 463 points were also the eighth-most by a sophomore in Oregon State’s history and he tallied 20-plus points in seven games.

His presence down in the low post was a forceful one for the Beavers last season, as he recorded a block in 17 straight games, the second-longest streak in school history. He finished the season with 69 blocks, which was the second-highest single-season total in school history and second-most by a sophomore.

Eubanks wasn’t a slouch on the boards, either, collecting 266 rebounds in 2016-17, the sixth-most by a sophomore in the school’s history.

The 6-foot-10, 240-pound forward started 30 games his freshman year and averaged 7.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.4 steals and 1.2 blocked shots. He had 39 blocked shots that season, which were the second-most in a season by an Oregon State freshman. He was ranked as the top player in Oregon for the Class of 2015, according to ESPN.

Jon Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and is the lead college basketball columnist for the FanRag Sports Network. He is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks, which is available via iTunes. Rothstein is also a regular in-studio correspondent for both WFAN and CBS Sports Radio. He currently lives in Manhattan.

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