Another Schaftenaar has joined the Oregon State men’s basketball team.
Coach Craig Robinson announced on Tuesday that Olaf Schaftenaar, the younger brother of former player Roeland Schaftenaar, joined the program.
Olaf Schaftenaar (pronounced O-loff SHOFF-ten-arr) is available to play immediately with four years of eligibility.
Schaftenaar, a 6-foot-9, 205-pound forward, played last season for Real Club Nautico de Tenerife in Spain and averaged 13.6 points in 30 games, while shooting 50 percent from the field and 44.3 percent from three-point range. He also played for Netherlands at the 2010 and 2011 U18 European Championships.
“We couldn’t be more happy to add another quality player to the program, especially this late,” Robinson said in a press release. “We’re equally excited about having another Schaftenaar to play for Oregon State. His length and shooting touch is a welcome addition along with his international experience.”
Schaftenaar was born in Utrecht, Netherlands, and averaged 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists when he played for the Dutch national championship team in 2010-11.
He will add depth to a frontcourt that includes Angus Brandt, Joe Burton, Devon Collier, Daniel Gomis and Eric Moreland.
Roeland Schaftenaar played for OSU from 2007-10 and was named most valuable player of the College Basketball Invitational when he averaged 13.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists to lead the Beavers to the championship.
He was a three-time Pac-10 all-academic recipient and was named Pac-10 player of the week on Jan. 26, 2009, after the Beavers swept California and Stanford on the road for the first time in 16 years.