- 2020 junior college forward Rodrigue Andela from Kilgore College in Texas committed to Oregon State this week, shortly after receiving an offer from the Beavers.
Congratulations to @RodrigueAndela on his commitment to @BeaverMBB to further his academic and basketball career— Kilgore Men’s Basketball (@KilgoreMBB) March 5, 2020
We are proud of you and can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!#KCRangerNation ⭐️#YourFutureStartsHere pic.twitter.com/7IVC9PPTNU
Andela is a 6’ 8”, 220-pound prospect originally from the Cameroon, who played his high school basketball in Arizona. He’ll join fellow big man Isaiah Johnson, a 6’ 6” forward from Bishop Montgomery High School in California, as the two currently committed targets in the Beavers upcoming recruiting haul. You can see film on Andela from his time at Kilgore below.
- Before coming to Oregon State, Beavers head men’s basketball coach Wayne Tinkle ran the show at Montana, where his success on the court led him to taking the job with the Beavers. Ever wonder how the people up Missoula feel about Tinkle’s time spent there? Check out ESPN Missoula’s “Griz Greats: The Coaching Tree” podcasts, where they chat with Coach Tinkle about his years in Big Sky Country, his playing career overseas and how things are currently at Oregon State. You can check out the podcast on your choice of hosts, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and on Spotify.
- The 2020 Pac-12 Hall Of Honor was announced this week, with former Oregon State track and field star Joni Huntley having her name recognized among some of the league’s finest athletes. Huntley, an Oregon native, was an “AIAW National Champion and All-American in both the high and long jumps” with the Beavers and to this day, her high jump record still stands. You can learn more about Huntley’s legendary career in this video produced by the Pac-12 Conference.
- Sticking on the hardwood, Oregon State women’s basketball star Mikayla Pivec was named to the Wooden Award National Ballot on Saturday. The ballot consists of 15 players from around the country who will eventually be voted for the Wooden Award and All-American Team. Winners of the awards will be announced during the Elite Eight of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. In addition to her many other accolades, Pivec recently became the school’s all-time leading rebounder in the Beavers Pac-12 Tournament loss to Stanford.
- And finally, it’s baseball season! Looking around the MLB and minor leagues at some notable OSU alumni...the USA Today believes Nick Madrigal can be the MLB’s biggest impact rookie...the Baltimore Sun noted Adley Rutschman’s presence at the Baltimore Orioles training camp...there’s (kind of) been an update on Michael Conforto’s contract situation with the New York Mets...if health persists, Drew Rasmussen looks primed to find his role on the Brewers soon...and could Detroit’s Matthew Boyd could be the Tigers biggest bust in 2020?
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