Jul 30 2013, 10:33pm CDT | by Poch de la Rosa
The announcement was made on behalf of the Beavers by head coach Craig Robinson, who cites the reason for the suspension as a violation of team rules, per the Oregonian. He said the two "will be allowed to participate with the team in summer workouts and strength/conditioning activities while attending summer school classes."
Jeff Eisenburg of Yahoo! Sports writes the suspension could have serious repurcussions in the Beavers' 2013 NCAA season because it will severely affect the team's frontcourt depth. The best option Oregon State has at the moment is Olaf Schaftenaar. Robinson's inconsistent recruitment will also come into play, says Eisenburg.
Robinson predicted Moreland could be a possible first-round pick in the NBA.
"At some point, he probably will be a first-round pick."
Collier is a senior who was the Beavers' second-leading scorer in 2012. He posted averages of 12.6 points and six rebounds per game.
Oregon State concluded its 2012 NCAA campaign with a 14-18 mark after center Angus Brandt sustained a season-ending knee injury early on.
University officials said they will have no further comments about the suspensions at this time, per a team spokesman.
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