Where are they now?

Josh Worden Senior Beat Reporter

Devon Collier

Basketball forward, 2010-2014

At OSU: In the 128 games Collier played at OSU, he scored in double figures in 83 of them. The 6-foot-8 forward finished his collegiate career with 1,489 points, seventh all-time at OSU. He led the Pac-12 in field goal percentage his sophomore and senior year.

Now: Collier is playing professional basketball overseas, though he recently returned to Corvallis to rehab a knee injury.

He averaged 15.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in the Israel National League this season and also competed for the Puerto Rican National Team.

Collier is now back in Corvallis after dislocating his knee for the second time — he did it once at OSU as well — which prevented him from capitalizing on some NBA interest from the Orlando Magic and Houston Rockets, he said.

“I’m starting from scratch again,” Collier said. “I’ve been put in this situation. I’ll work hard and work my way out of here.”

Once his playing days are over Collier would like to coach, but not just any players.

“Little kids,” he said. “I don’t have enough patience (for older players). I can’t deal with their attitudes.”

For now, Collier is set on rehabbing his knee and plans to be in Gill Coliseum any time he’s in Corvallis and the Beavers are playing.

“Any home game I can find, I’ll be there,” he said.


ShaKiana Edwards-Teasley

Basketball forward, 2011-2013.

At OSU: Edwards-Teasley started 22 games as a senior forward in the 2012-2013 season, developing a reputation as a solid rebounder. She averaged 10.4 rebounds per 40 minutes in her two-year career at OSU after transferring from Northern Idaho Junior College.

Now: The Lapwai, Ida. native played professionally in the United Arab Emirates in the 2013-2014 season for Baniyas Sports Club in Dubai. She then moved to Seattle and was hired as a Life Coach by A Plus, a youth basketball academy. Edwards-Teasley is in the process of earning her certification as a personal trainer, and she’s gaining insight from former OSU football player Anthony Watkins, who lives in Seattle as a personal trainer himself.

She plans to move to Hawaii this upcoming winter, where she already is building a base of clients. Edwards-Teasley, who is Native American, has a “dream” of traveling to reservations around the U.S. to help residents in their personal activity goals. Her “boot camps” would raise awareness on diabetes, fitness and other health-related topics.

“(At OSU) I just really enjoyed lifting weights. It’s an accomplishment,” she said. “It’s hard when you’re doing it, but it pays off in the end. I just want to share that feeling with everybody.”

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