Every year, there are several fringe draft picks that enter the NBA Draft.
At times, those players have excellent work outs, give good interviews and are drafted, sometimes even in the first round. Other times, those players never even sniff in the NBA.
A lot depends on who the players listen to. There are plenty of people out there giving out excellent advice while others don’t have as much knowledge as they need to influence these types of decisions.
The Oregon State Beavers took a blow, losing one of those potential fringe picks on Saturday.
According to Adrain Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Oregon State center Eric Moreland will declare for the draft.
Oregon State junior forward Eric Moreland will declare for the NBA Draft, he tells Yahoo Sports. Moreland’s skilled big, possible 2nd round.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 12, 2014
Moreland is not ranked in Draft Express‘ top 100 prospects and is only listed as the 38th best prospect among juniors.
Still, the 6’10, 218-pound junior is skilled and has a 7’4 wingspan, so he could catch a team’s eye during the pre-draft process.
Moreland averaged 8.9 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.4 assists per game.