Head coach Wayne Tinkle has announced that Malcolm Duvivier will graduate from Oregon State in the Spring and will transfer away from the basketball program. Malcolm Duvivier tweeted “New Beginnings” shortly after the announcement.
Per the release via OSUBeavers.com:
"I want to thank my coaches, teammates and all of Beaver Nation for an amazing four years at Oregon State University," Duvivier said. "I have grown so much as a person and as a basketball player during my time in Corvallis, but I think it's best for me if I get a fresh start at a new environment to finish my college career. It was a goal of mine to change the culture of Oregon State basketball, and the highlight of my time was being a big contributor to getting the Beavers back to the NCAA Tournament."
Heading into the 2016-17 season, Malcolm Duvivier was expected to be a big-time contributor as one of the few upperclassmen with Division-I experience. Making his subsequent decision to sit out the season for personal reasons very puzzling to Beaver fans. Wayne Tinkle helped cast a bit of light on the situation Thursday saying (again per the release):
"We wish Malcolm the best of luck as he moves forward in his basketball career. I want to thank him for his commitment to helping us turn this program around. More important, we are thrilled that he's getting his degree from Oregon State and is healthy enough to continue his playing career. We made it clear that he will always be a member of the Oregon State Beaver family."
Oregon State fans may never know the full situation behind Duvivier’s decision to sit the year out, but it is fantastic news that he has earned his degree and is healthy enough to continue his playing career. It’s unfortunate news for Beaver fans to hear that his career in Corvallis is over, but we wish him the best of luck where ever he ends up playing next season.