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Oregon State freshman guard Hallice Cooke to transfer

Apr 21, 2014, 7:23 PM EDT

Oregon State took a big blow on Monday afternoon as freshman guard Hallice Cooke decided to transfer from the Pac-12 program, a source confirmed to NBCSports.com. The news of Cooke’s transfer was first reported by Alex Kline of The Recruit Scoop.

Cooke averaged 8.2 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game for the Beavers in his freshman season and the 6-foot-3 guard also shot an impressive 45 percent from the field and 45 percent from the three-point line.

Oregon State has already lost junior forward Eric Moreland to the 2014 NBA Draft this offseason and the team’s three leading scorers — Roberto Nelson, Devon Collier and Angus Brandt — all graduated.

That means the team’s top five returning scorers are all departing and sophomore guard Langston Morris-Walker is Oregon State’s leading returning scorer at four points per game.

The Beavers will have an uphill battle as they look to rebuild heading into next season.