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Oregon State Basketball Stays Busy On The Transfer Market

Two new names are added to the list of transfers that the Beavers are pursuing.

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Oregon State basketball has been as busy as it’s ever been under head coach Wayne Tinkle on the recruiting front as of late, looking to add some last minute pieces to it’s 2020 recruiting class.

Just a few days back, we mentioned that the Beavers were in pursuit of Vanderbilt’s Matthew Moyer and Sacred Heart’s Cameron Parker and yesterday, the program offered 2020 junior college guard Tariq Silver. Now, CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein is reporting that Oregon State has also expressed interest in bringing a pair of guards between DePaul’s Devin Gage and Grand Canyon’s Isiah Brown to Corvallis, as well.

Gage, who is a graduate transfer from DePaul with one year of immediate eligibility left, is part of a growing transfer issue for the Blue Demons which have seen nine players exit the program since head coach Dave Leitao took over in 2015. A Chicago native, the 6’ 2”, 190-pounder fell out of the rotation due to fellow guard Charlie Moore’s emergence for DePaul and played in just 12 games during the 2019-2020 campaign. He averaged 4.5 points, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game in just over 16 minutes per outing. In a reduced sample size, Gage did shoot an impressive 46.3% from the field and 46.2% from behind the arc overall.

As for Brown, another immediately eligible graduate transfer, the Seattle product posted 9.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest in his one season at Grand Canyon, after previously transferring after two years at Northwestern. With the school’s recent firing on former coach Dan Majerle and hiring of Bryce Drew, Brown chose to leave campus in search of another home for his final go-round. The 6’ 2” talent is expected to be a highly coveted piece on the transfer market, as he’s already garned interest from fellow Pac-12 school Washington State and Cincinnati from the American Athletic Conference.

The Beavers so far have not been hit by any transfers and are expecting the only two players to depart their program to be graduating forward Tres Tinkle and center Kylor Kelley.