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Kendal Manuel Leaving Oregon State Basketball

The Junior guard will try and find a role on another team next season.

NCAA Basketball: Oregon State at Oregon Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Oregon State guard Kendal Manuel announced on twitter that he intends to transfer from Oregon State University.

Manuel had an up and down career during his time at Oregon State. He was injured during his redshirt season, provoking worries that his development would be limited. His first season with the team, the 2016-17 season, showed a great deal of promise. Manuel hit 52 three point shots during the season, finishing with a 7.3 points per game average.

After that season, Manuel got involved in legal trouble following an assault on his roommate. Manuel eventually reached a plea deal, performing community service and taking an anger management class.

The season that followed saw Manuel’s role with the team greatly reduced. After starting 25 games in 2017, Manuel had no starts in 2018. With the Beavers losing many players to graduation, and potentially the NBA, there was the possibility Manuel could have once again found a greater role, but he will now seek that with another team.

With Manuel’s departure, the Beavers have four scholarship spots on the roster to fill.