Right or wrong, Oregon State forward Drew Eubanks is not coming back to Corvallis.
Shortly after the 2017-2018 season ended for the Beavers, the 6’ 10” big man made his decision confidently on where he believed he stood in terms of being selected for the 2018 NBA Draft. A versatile and athletic, stretch-four type of player, Eubanks was sure an NBA team would take a chance on him. He stuck to his guns, signed with an agent and closed the door on his Oregon State career forever.
Then, the process began.
Fast forward to June 19th and the 2018 NBA Draft sits just two days away, with every possibility of where players will be selected still up in the air. Will Arizona forward Deandre Ayton really be the number one pick? Is Duke’s Marvin Bagley III or Michigan State’s Jaren Jackson Jr. the best talent in the draft class? And what does everyone make of international man of mystery Luka Doncic, who has widely been referred to as potentially the greatest international prospect for his age ever?
However, in Corvallis, the focus remains firmly on one player and one player only, who after working out for a multitude of teams including the Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns, seems to be ready to finally hear his name called. So the question now remains, with just hours until the selection process begins, where will the affectionately known “Pride of Troutdale” actually end up?
A quick look at the second round (the likely landing spot) for Eubanks shows that of the teams already interested in the former Beavers’ services, many have selections in the mid-to-late part of the round. Starting with Phoenix at the first slot in the second round on down to five of the last six selections of the draft, Eubanks could be the choice for a few different squads. A condensed list of the picks can be seen below:
38. Philadelphia (from Brooklyn)
39. Philadelphia (from New York)
47. Los Angeles Lakers (from Denver via Chicago and Utah)
53. Oklahoma City
55. Charlotte (from Cleveland via Brooklyn and Philadelphia)
57. Oklahoma City (from Boston)
59. Phoenix (from Toronto)
60. Philadelphia (from Houston)
So we had to ask you Beaver Nation, where do you think Oregon State forward will end up on Thursday night during the 2018 NBA Draft? Remember to answer below in the poll (and feel free to expand on your thoughts in the comments), but be sure to get your choice in quickly. The poll closes at 4 PM PT on Thursday, right at the start of the 2018 NBA Draft.
WHERE WILL DREW EUBANKS END UP IN THE 2018 NBA DRAFT?
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Los Angeles Clippers
Los Angeles Lakers
Oklahoma City Thunder