Men's Basketball Adds Two for 2010-11 Recruiting Class

May 18, 2010

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Eric Moreland, a forward and transfer from UTEP, and Chris Brown, a center from Sugar Land, Texas, have signed agreements to attend Oregon State University, head men's basketball coach Craig Robinson announced on Tuesday. Moreland signed a financial aid agreement to attend OSU while Brown signed a National Letter of Intent on Monday.

'Eric (Moreland) and Chris (Brown) are long, athletic players who have the potential to be impact players during their respective careers,' Robinson said. 'They bring a tremendous amount of energy to the game and will give us the depth we need to continue moving the program in the right direction.'

Moreland (6-9, F, Missouri City, Texas), signs with Oregon State out of UTEP, where he sat out the 2010 spring semester. The forward averaged 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocks per game as a senior at Hightower High School in Missouri City, Texas, as the Hurricanes were undefeated (13-0) in District 23-5A.

Moreland started his high school career as a guard but grew five inches between his junior and senior year. The 2008-09 season was his first starting at power forward as he played one semester at Ocean Academy in New Jersey before signing with UTEP.

Under NCAA transfer guidelines, Moreland, at this time, will be required to sit out the 2010-11 season.

Chris Brown, a 6-11, 245-pound post player, signs a NLI with Oregon State out of Ocean Academy (NJ). Prior to Ocean Academy, Brown played the 2008-09 season at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia. Brown was teammates with Moreland for one semester at Ocean Academy.

Brown and Moreland join Ahmad Starks (5-11, 150, G, Chicago, Ill.) and Devon Collier (6-8, 215, F, Bronx, N.Y.) to round out the 2010-11 recruiting class.