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Tanner Sanders Rejoins Oregon State’s Basketball Team

Has Tanner Sanders finally found his niche?

NCAA Basketball: Oregon State at Oregon Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Tanner Sanders has rejoined Oregon State’s basketball program. The mens official Twitter page dropped the news Saturday night.

The former 3-star football recruit was a three sport star out of Crescent Valley High, in Corvallis. He excelled in football, baseball and basketball. And was considered one of the premier football recruits in Oregon for the class of 2014.

His career at Oregon State has been a rollercoaster to say the least. As a freshman he played both football and basketball. He redshirted his first season on the football team and played wide receiver on the scout team. Then he was briefly in the competition to replace Sean Mannion at quarterback, but was moved to tight end shortly afterwards. The coaching staff then approached him about switching to linebacker. The constant position switching led to him losing his football passion.

During Wayne Tinkle’s first season Sanders appeared in 21 games for the basketball team. He averaged 5.9 minutes and one point per game.

Last season, the Beavers basketball team wasn't in desperate need for Sanders services, so he decided to give baseball a try. But, Sanders only appeared in 4 games and had just 2 plate appearances.

But with today's news, it appears that Tanner Sanders has finally found a home with Oregon State’s basketball program. He’ll provide nice depth and is already familiar with the coaching staff.