The Detroit Pistons have signed former Oregon State standout Eric Moreland to an NBA contract.
Moreland, who went undrafted out of Oregon State in 2014, has played a total of 11 career games in the NBA, all of which game with the Sacramento Kings between 2014 and 2016. The Houston native played 89 games under Craig Robinson between 2010 and 2014, while averaging 7.2 points and 8.6 rebounds, but was best known for his resounding blocks. The all time leader in blocks (184) at Oregon State spent last season with the Canton Charge of the NBA’s G-League (formerly known as the D-League). In 44 games with the Charge, Moreland averaged 12.8 points, 12.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.7 blocks and 1.7 steals in 33.4 minutes. He was named a G-League all-star and honored as a member of the G-league All-Defensive team.
Moreland was invited to join the Pistons summer league squad and has not disappointed, leading the summer league circuit with 8.4 rebounds per game while adding 7.6 points per game. The Pistons are one of the youngest teams in the league, so Moreland should have plenty of opportunities to prove that his summer league performance is no fluke.