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Oregon State Women’s Basketball: Beavers Add Bucknell Graduate Transfer Ellie Mack

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Mack will add an immediate punch to the Beavers front-court.

Patriot League Women’s Basketball Championship Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Oregon State women’s basketball coach Scott Rueck added a key piece that will beef up next year’s roster, when Bucknell graduate transfer Ellie Mack committed to the Beavers on Wednesday. Mack will be immediately eligible for Oregon State this winter.

The 2019-2020 Patriot League Player of the Year, Mack averaged 15.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game for the Bison, who finished the season with a 24-6 record. The 6’ 3” forward shot 50.7% from the field and an elite 43.2% from behind the arc, as one of the Patriot’s league most efficient and talented players.

Mack quoted that her relationship with the coaching staff and the focus on growing herself as a person and player was the deciding factor in choosing Oregon State.

“When I initially started talking with the coaching staff, it was clear that this program is centered around authenticity, community and relationships. These three things, along with the history of success on the court, made Oregon State the right choice. Ultimately, I think Oregon State will provide me with the best opportunity to grow as a person, student and basketball player.” - Ellie Mack (OSUBeavers.com)

The addition of Mack is crucial for the Beavers, after news broke two weeks ago that star Destiny Slocum had entered the transfer portal and further added to the voids on an Oregon State roster going forward, which has already been hampered by the graduation of Mikayla Pivec and Kat Tudor.