Devon Collier Signs NLI with Men's Basketball Program

Nov. 17, 2009

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Devon Collier, a 6-8, 215-pound forward from Bronx, New York, has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Oregon State men's basketball program, head coach Craig Robinson announced on Tuesday. Collier joins Ahmad Starks, a highly-touted point guard from Chicago, Ill., as student-athletes who have signed with the program during the early signing period.

'Devon (Collier) is an athletic big man who can play inside and outside and has tremendous potential,' head coach Craig Robinson said. 'It's terrific to have a guy of his caliber come across the country to attend Oregon State. We're excited to have him and think he can do some great things here.'

Collier signs with Oregon State out of St. Anthony's High School in Jersey City, N.J., and is a consensus top 150 prospect. The power forward is rated No. 79 overall by ESPN.com, No. 134 by Rivals.com and is a four-star recruit ranked in the top 100 by Scout.com. Collier helped lead St. Anthony to the NJSIAA sectional semi-finals as a junior, his first year at the school. As a sophomore at All Hallows High School in the Bronx, Collier averaged 17.0 points and 8.0 rebounds.

In addition to Collier, Starks signed with Oregon State men's basketball program during the early signing period. Starks is ranked No. 132 overall by Rivals.com as the website has him tabbed as the No. 30 point guard prospect in the country. Nearly every recruiting service has Starks as a three-star prospect as the high school senior is ranked the No. 35 point guard prospect by ESPN.com and the No. 25 point guard by Scout.com.

The duo continue Oregon State's recent recruiting class as the Beavers' 2009 recruiting class was ranked among the best in the nation by several recruiting services.

Oregon State will return to action on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 12:00 p.m. when the Beavers host Sacramento State in the home opener.

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