One week from today the Oregon State men’s basketball team will be wheels up to Spain.
The Beavers will be leaving Corvallis on Monday, August 14th for a thirteen-day, international competitive basketball trip to Spain, where they will square off against some professional competition from throughout the country. The trip, which was pushed forward to this summer after a conflict with it’s initial date due to team injuries last season, is expected to be a great cultural and learning experience for the team, while also being a strong indication of the Beavers on-court growth.
The full schedule of games during their journey can be found courtesy of the Oregonian’s Danny Moran below.
The Oregon State men's basketball team released the schedule for its upcoming Spain trip. pic.twitter.com/cjSW6Y1QZE— Danny Moran (@DannyJMoran) August 7, 2017
Oregon State will play in four different cities during their nearly two-week expedition, including stops in Barcelona, Valencia, Granada and Malaga. During the trip, head coach Wayne Tinkle and company will face off against five different professional teams, including Mataro Parc Boel, Combinado Valenciano, CB Baza, Club Baloncesto Unicaja Malaga and CB Benahavis Costa del Sol. Per NCAA rules relating to international team trips, the Beavers are able to organize ten official practices to prepare for the international exhibitions, which began back on August 1st. You can see a highlight film of the semi-official start of the 2017-2018 Oregon State basketball season below.
In addition to the Beavers preparing to readying themselves for a trip across the pond, Oregon State has also been busy on the recruiting front, recently offering 2018 four-star forward Jaedon LeDee from the Kinkaid School in Houston, Texas. A 6’ 8”, 215-pound rising senior who is currently ranked as one of the top five talents in the Lonestar State, also holds offers from the likes of Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Texas and UCLA, among others. LeDee now joins Jared Rhoden, Emmitt Matthews, Jr., Amadou Sow and Kamaka Hepa as the prime targets of the Beavers on the recruiting front for the 2018 class.