Oregon St. has signed an player to a National Letter of Intent for their 2014 basketball recruiting class, and is expecting to get the paper work on another over the weekend, giving them 3 in the early signing period.
Both of them are big, in different but important ways.
Gary Payton Jr., son of former Oregon St. and NBA great Gary "The Glove" Payton, has chosen the Beavers, which means we will see a lot more of Gary Sr. around Gill.
Gary "The Mitten" Jr. is a 6'3", 180 lb. shooting guard currently playing for Salt Lake City Community College.
Payton picked the Beavers over offers from Arizona St., St. Mary's, and Seton Hall after visiting the Corvallis campus last month, and the signed LOI is expected shortly.
In addition, 6'10" post player Isaiah Manderson has filed his paperwork.
As we reported last summer, Manderson, a 3-star recruit, committed to Oregon St. after reviewing other offers from Auburn, Cincinnati, Florida St., George Mason, Iona, Kansas St., Maryland, Mississippi St., Tennessee, UCLA, UNLV, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest.
Check that article for a video of Manderson highlights.
Welcome Gary and Isaiah!