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Roberto Nelson Signs With Italian Team

Roberto Nelson is the 5th recent Oregon St. player to find a professional opportunity for the coming year, though only 1 is in the NBA.
Roberto Nelson is the 5th recent Oregon St. player to find a professional opportunity for the coming year, though only 1 is in the NBA.
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Former Oregon St. guard Roberto Nelson has signed with Basket Brescia Leonessa (good luck reading the press release unless you are fluent in Italian), a second level Italian team.

Nelson worked out for 3 NBA teams, and played for Charlotte in the NBA Summer Leagues, before landing the over-seas gig.

As a result, it looks like Eric Moreland will be the only recent Beaver to make an NBA team for this coming season.

Moreland impressed with his rebounding and shot blocking in the NBA Summer League, enough so that the Sacramento Kings decided to sign him to a 3 year deal.

Several other Beavers will be getting paid to play, as Angus Brandt is with Australia's Sydney Kings, Devon Collier is with Puerto Rico's Humacao Chiefs, and Joe Burton has signed with the Dutch team Landstede Basketbal Zwolle.

Andy_Wooldridge@yahoo.com