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Brian Oliver - SG/SF, 6'7, 225
Signed in Europe - Signed with Kapfenberg Bulls in Austria
       Date of birth: 09/05/1990
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2014
     Out of: Seton Hall
  NBA Experience: 0 years
  Hand: Right

14th August, 2014 Macedonia Signed a one year contract with KK Kumanovo.
29th September, 2014 Macedonia Released by Kumanovo.
1st November, 2014 D-League Drafted 56th overall in the 2014 D-League Draft by Reno Bighorns.
13th November, 2014 D-League Waived by Reno Bighorns.
20th November, 2014 NBL Canada Signed a one year contract with Brampton A's.
20th January, 2015 NBL Canada Released by Brampton A's.
21st January, 2015 NBL Canada Signed for the remainder of the season with Missisauga Power.
14th February, 2015 NBL Canada Released by Missisauga Power.
17th February, 2015 NBL Canada Signed for the remainder of the season with Missisauga Power.
27th September, 2016 France Signed a one year contract with Avenir Basket Berck Rang du Fliers.
22nd August, 2017 Austria Signed a one year contract with Kapfenberg Bulls.
When: Where:
2009 - 2011 Georgia Tech (NCAA)
2011 - 2014 Seton Hall (NCAA)
August 2014 - September 2014 Kumanovo (Macedonia)
November 2014 Reno Bighorns (D-League)
November 2014 - January 2015 Brampton A's (NBL Canada)
January 2015 - June 2015 Missisauga Power (NBL Canada)
September 2016 - June 2017 Berck (France, NM2)
August 2017 - present Kapfenberg Bulls (Austria)
From blog:

   Wildly Unnecessarily Lengthy 2014 NBA Draft Board, Part 3: NCAA Small Forwards

Brian Oliver suffers ill-timed upset stomach.

Brian Oliver, Seton Hall, Senior, 6'7 225lbs

2013/14 stats: 26.7 mpg, 10.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.0 apg, 0.9 spg, 0.3 bpg, 1.0 TOpg, 2.3 fpg, 40.0% FG, 41.5% 3PT, 80.0% FT

Fuquan Edwin's wing partner at Seton Hall became a fairly one dimensional player as he progressed through his college career. When at Georgia Tech, Oliver tried more off the dribble, and was a bit reckless with it. He was highly inefficient and took more shots than he merited. Yet as an upper classman, Oliver mostly limited himself to the three pointer, and took a big leap forward in doing so.

Oliver takes almost always three point shots these days, yet has developed his shot over the years and is now a very efficient shooter. He hits off screens and off the catch, and has much improved his shot selection, playing to this strength and abandoning the forays off the dribble. Oliver can and will still occasionally turn a three pointer into a two pointer off the closeout, yet he has a very basic handle on the ball and thus rarely gets to the rim or the line. His release is quick, he flashes the occasional nice pass off the curl in a Pat Connaughton-esque way, and he has cut down on the turnover rate that used to be markedly high for a player who didn't dribble. As limited as Oliver is by his lack of handle and shot creating abilities, he has made up for by improving at the two or three things he does do, the most important of which is his jumpshot.

Defensively, Oliver played power forward at times, especially with the Yellow Jackets, which helped no one. He is not the most rugged defender, despite his decent upper body strength, and is only a decent athlete without the best explosion or lateral quickness. Nevertheless, Oliver competes at whatever position and in whichever matchup he draws, and he will also do his best to attack the glass.

In light of his underwhelming physical tools, Oliver is not the best candidate for a three and D specialist. Regardless of this, if the jumpshot sustains, he will put in some good European years as a floor spacing role player.

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