Men's Basketball Final Notes from 2000-2001

April 25, 2001

Corvallis, Ore. -

THE RECAP: The 2000-2001 season, under first-year head coach Ritchie McKay, will go in the books as one of the most bizarre in the program's storied history. From freak injuries to transportation obstacles to a depleted roster, Oregon State remained competitive in most outings. The following is a look back at what was the 2000-2001 season, and a look forward to 2001-2002.

THANKS SENIORS: Four members of the program leave after exhausting their eligibility. Leaving OSU are four-year manager Cullen Bangs (Knappa, OR), and players Deaundra Tanner, Jason Heide, and Josh Steinthal. The three players combined for 181 starts in 299 career OSU games, 3,189 career points, and 299 three-point field goals. The 299 threes represent 14% of the school's all-time total. Steinthal's freshman statistics from the University of Memphis are not included in the prior numbers.

A CHANGING OF THE GUARDS, CENTER AS WELL: A glance at next season's roster and seeing the names Tanner, Steinthal, and Heide not appear will be odd to Oregon State followers. In their absence, the Beavers will rely on five returning lettermen, three redshirts, and four newcomers. The team will be one of the youngest in many years. Here is a closer look (Years as of 2001-2002):

Returning Lettermen (2001-2001 statsBrian Jackson, 6-9, Jr., F -- 9.7 pts, 4.2 reb, 1.9 ast, .436 FG Pct.Jimmie Haywood, 6-2, Jr., G -- 8.9 pts, 2.8 reb, 1.8 ast, .453 FG Pct.Adam Masten, 6-5, Sr., G -- 8.4 pts, 4.5 reb, 3.0 ast, .519 FG Pct.Chris Manker, 6-10, So., F -- 1.6 pts, 2.0 reb, 0.5 ast, .286 FG Pct.Mike Cokley, 5-8, Jr., G -- 2.0 pts, 0.8 reb, 0.7 ast, .450 FG Pct.Returning RedshirtsBrandon Payton, 6-0, Sr. -- ineligible last season due to transferringDerek Potter, 6-11, Fr-RS. -- injured foot prior to 2001 season.Philip Ricci, 6-7, Jr. -- injured knee prior to 2001 season.The New Guys (as of April 26)Floyd North, 6-5, Fr., G/F -- St. Augustine HS, San DiegoJ.S. Nash, 6-3, Fr., G -- Rancho Verde HS, Moreno Valley, Cal.Joe See, 6-0, Fr., G -- De La Salle HS, Concord, Cal.Jarman Sample, 6-9, So., F -- Colby CC, Colby, Kan.WHO IS GONE: A total of four lettermen leave the program:Jason Heide, 6-9, Sr., C -- 13.8 pts, 5.5 reb, 1.3 ast, .551 FG Pct.Deaundra Tanner, 6-1, Sr., G -- 10.9 pts, 4.2 reb, 3.5 ast, .382 FG Pct.Josh Steinthal, 6-4, Sr., G -- 6.4 pts, 1.4 reb, 1.0 ast, .326 FG Pct.Emonte Jernigan, 6-1, So., G -- 5.4 pts, 1.4 reb, 0.4 ast, .398 FG Pct.**will transfer to yet to be determined school.
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