Kings sign C/PF Eric Moreland

By Charlie O. Mallonee

The Sacramento Kings have signed forward/center Eric Moreland to a contract according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. Moreland played for the Kings Summer League team in Las Vegas.

Moreland is a 6-10, 218 pounder who has played both center and power forward. In Las Vegas, Moreland averaged 3.5 points per game with a .444 field goal percentage. He averaged 8.8 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 2.7 blocks and 19.2 minutes per game in six appearances for Sacramento. Moreland came off the bench for the Kings in all of the games he played. He led the Summer League with 16 blocks.

Moreland is a two time Pac-12 All-Defensive Honorable Mention player. He finished his career at Oregon State in 2013-14. Moreland is the all-time leader in blocked shots at Oregon State with 184 total blocks in his career.

Moreland has a 7-4 wingspan and is said to have excellent mobility. Scouting reports say he runs the floor well and can play above the rim.

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