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Oregon State sophomore guard JaQuori McLaughlin 

Pacific, an NCAA Division III school in Forest Grove, is the Beavers' opponent for a Friday exhibition game at Gill Coliseum. Here is a look at the Boxers.

Pacific returns its second-leading scorer in 6-foot-6 senior forward Nate Olowo and three of its top seven scorers off a 2016-17 team that won its last three games and finished 12-12 overall and 6-10 in the Northwest Conference.

Olowo averaged 11.5 points and 9.3 rebounds while shooting 57.1 percent from the field. 

The Boxers' roster also includes freshman guard Ty Hargis, a football and basketball standout at Lebanon High.

Jerod Gibson, a former Corvallis High assistant, was named Pacific's interim head coach after Tim Cleary resigned in September after seven years as head coach.

Now in his fifth season at Pacific, Gibson previously worked as an assistant at Western Oregon and Portland State.

It will also be a homecoming of sorts for Pacific assistant Andy McClouskey, a former Oregon State player from Lebanon who was also an assistant for the Beavers' men's and women's basketball teams.

He played for the Beavers for two years under Ralph Miller. That included 1980, McClouskey's final season, when OSU won the first of three conference titles and went 26-4. 

McClouskey was a women's assistant in 1982, the year after he graduated from OSU. He was later a men's assistant from 1988-95 under Miller and Jimmy Anderson.

McClouskey was a sports talk radio host for a year at two different Corvallis-area stations. He was later the head coach at Mt. Hood Community College and an assistant at Boise State and Portland State.

He spent eight years on the Boise State staff with Cleary.

McClouskey has been an assistant on the Pacific men's and women's teams in his five seasons in Forest Grove. 

He was inducted into the Lebanon High School Athletic Hall of Fame in February.


Sports Reporter

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