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Transfer from GA Tech contacted by PSU


#1

Couples of links on Scout.com

http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-tech-sports/2011/06/21/connecticut-georgetown-interested-in-oliver/?cxntfid=blogs_georgia_tech_sports

http://pennstate.scout.com/2/1009249.html


#2

This Oliver kid MUST BE SPECIAL, he has now been mentioned in 3 different threads recently! ;D


#3

Well, we have it covered then don’t we


#4

Lar posted this a week ago, guess you guys missed it. :smiley:

http://pennstatehoops.com/talk/index.php?topic=12.msg63081#msg63081


#5

Is Brian Billy’s long-lost brother? ;D

[quote=“noobd, post:4, topic:2519”]Lar posted this a week ago, guess you guys missed it. :smiley:

http://pennstatehoops.com/talk/index.php?topic=12.msg63081#msg63081[/quote]


#6

Some of the newer posters probably don’t realize that we were all over this kid from his freshman year in hs on. He’s been to PSU several times.

From I95Ballerz five years ago:

Penn State, located in what’s affectionately known as Happy Valley, PA, is known nationally for football, but the school has really attempted to jump start its hoops program in recent years. Those efforts were recognized by Oliver, who recounted his visit there, “When I walked into the main gym at the Penn State Bryce Jordan Center with my mom and dad I was really surprised. This is another school and facility I’ve played in, but not the main gym. It was very impressive”.

In addition to a tour of the facilities, Brian “had a chance to meet (head) Coach (Ed) DeChellis and spent a lot of time talking to Coach (Dan) Earl and they were both very nice”. Of course he had an opportunity to check out a football game while on campus, and left feeling “The football stadium is bigger and louder than any that I’ve ever been in”.


#7

Does anyone know how much interest he has in Penn State?


#8

[quote=“UncleLar, post:6, topic:2519”]Some of the newer posters probably don’t realize that we were all over this kid from his freshman year in hs on. He’s been to PSU several times.

From I95Ballerz five years ago:

[quote]Penn State, located in what’s affectionately known as Happy Valley, PA, is known nationally for football, but the school has really attempted to jump start its hoops program in recent years. Those efforts were recognized by Oliver, who recounted his visit there, “When I walked into the main gym at the Penn State Bryce Jordan Center with my mom and dad I was really surprised. This is another school and facility I’ve played in, but not the main gym. It was very impressive”.

In addition to a tour of the facilities, Brian “had a chance to meet (head) Coach (Ed) DeChellis and spent a lot of time talking to Coach (Dan) Earl and they were both very nice”. Of course he had an opportunity to check out a football game while on campus, and left feeling “The football stadium is bigger and louder than any that I’ve ever been in”.[/quote][/quote]Yep so if we land him this time around we all owe Ed a big thank you :wink:


#9

Thanks for the blast from the past, Lar. Here’s a recent article from Syracuse…

http://orangefizz.net/2011/06/brian-olivers-mom-tells-fizz-syracuse-has-started-to-reach-out/

Though I wouldn’t know why he would want to go to a program with guys transferring and having legal problems. Oh wait… :wink: