Monday , Jan , 08 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Giles transfers to Oregon State

Corvallis, OR (Sports Network) – C.J. Giles has transferred from Kansas to
Oregon State and will join the men’s basketball program, head coach Jay John
announced on Monday.

The 6-foot-11, 240-pound center may practice with the team and take part in
all team-related activities, but won’t be eligible to play for the Beavers
until December 8, 2007 because of NCAA transfer regulations. At that point, he
will have a little less than two full seasons of eligibility at OSU.

“The main thing I want to do here at Oregon State is graduate, and the second
thing I want to do is help change the program and get it winning like the old
days,” said Giles. “When I visited OSU, from the players to coaches to the
students, it felt like home. They greeted me with open arms. I’m very thankful
for this opportunity.”

Giles played two seasons at Kansas, but was dismissed from the team in early
November, following a citation for battery. He started 13 of 33 games last
season for the Jayhawks, averaging 6.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks.

He began classes at OSU Monday, the first day of the school’s winter quarter.