How the Beavers faired in the 2019 Summer League


The dynamic duo of Drew Eubanks and Stephen Thompson Jr. at Oregon State was Dam fabulous to say the least. Inside lurked Eubanks whose large stature and power was very present on both ends of the court in terms of shot blocking and a high field goal percentage. If you tried to double Eubanks down low, that freed up Stephen Thompson Jr. on the outside who finished his collegiate career as Oregon State's leader in three-pointers made (230). 

Both Eubanks and Thompson played in the 2019 Summer League (Eubanks with the San Antonio Spurs, and Thompson with the Dallas Mavericks).

Let's dive into how they performed in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Starting with the big man: Drew Eubanks.

An absolute powerhouse and dominant force down low during his three-year reign in Corvallis, Eubanks declared for the 2018 NBA Draft following his junior season. While in orange and black, he averaged 11.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. 

Eubanks would go undrafted, but that didn't stop coaches and GM's from looking his way. The 6'10", 245-pound center signed a two-way contract with the San Antonio Spurs on September 17, 2018. 

Eubanks spent most of his time in the G-League with the Austin Spurs. Last season, he averaged 16.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in 32 games played.

He currently sits behind LaMarcus Aldridge and Jakob Poeltl on the Spurs' roster. 

2019 Summer League stats:

In three games played, Eubanks averaged 25.3 minutes, 19 points and 6.0 rebounds per game with a 76% field goal percentage.

And now for the calm and swift: Stephen Thompson Jr. 

After going undrafted in the 2019 NBA Draft, Thompson Jr. joined the Dallas Mavericks Summer League team in late June. 

2019 Summer League stats:

In three games played, Thompson averaged 8.3 minutes and 4.3 points per game. 

His best game was against the Houston Rockets where he recorded eight quick points in eight minutes, 3-for-5 from the floor and 2-of-3 from three-point range. 

No news yet on whether Thompson Jr. will land a spot on an NBA roster, but the G-League may be an option for the sharp-shooter. Eubanks has proven himself with the G-League affiliate Austin Spurs and signed a two-way contract last year, but no word on his status yet this upcoming season.  

How the Beavers faired in the 2019 Summer League originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

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