On Friday night, Oregon State basketball alumni Devon Collier announced via Twitter that he is headed to play professional basketball in France next season, for Poitiers Basket 86, a team that competes in the French Pro B League.
The 6’ 8”, 215-pound forward who dominated the interior for the Beavers from 2010-2014, most recently played for Indios de Mayaguez in the Puerto Rican BSN over the summer, as he rehabbed a left knee injury that required reconstructive surgery. In the BSN, Collier averaged 13.4 points and 8.0 rebounds in 36 games of action and was named (the equivalent of) the league’s Comeback Player of the Year. Mayaguez finished 17-24 overall on the season.
Since leaving Corvallis back in 2014, the Bronx, New York native has spent most of him time bouncing between teams in South America, while also representing Puerto Rico on the international stage. Collier has suited up for his country in the 2015 Pan American Games, the 2015 Tuto Marchand Continental Cup and in 2014 exhibition games against the United States. Overall, when healthy, Collier has proven himself to be an impactful talent, who can anchor his teams on both ends of the floor. Below are some of his highlights from this past season with Indios de Mayaguez.