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Cameron Oliver Is Back: Drawing Significant Interest From Multiple Pac-12 Schools
By JACK LeGWINSpecial to ZAGSBLOGCameron Oliver is back, and drawing some significant attention from multiple schools out West.
The 6-foot-8, 225 pound senior power forward from Sacramento Grant (Ca.) has missed the better part of the year with a torn ACL, but has returned and is impressing the best in the west with his play. In the 11 games that he has played, Oliver has averaged 21.5 points per game.
Multiple Pac-12 schools have watched Oliver play recently, and he says that more are going to drop by in the not-so-distant future.
“Oregon State and Cal have come to watch me play,” Oliver told SNY.tv Monday night. “Arizona State is going to watch me play on Friday, and I think Arizona said that they will catch a game too.”
Oliver says that two schools are working the hardest at the moment.
“Arizona State and Oregon State I would say,” Oliver said. “Both of the schools have a good mix of fast paced and the ability to run a set up offense. Both schools use their bigs too. Most schools that I’m looking at right now use their guards a lot, so thats something that I’m looking at, being able to see where I can be used.”
Cal is a local school for Oliver, and he says they are high on his list as well.
“I like Cal, I like Cal a lot,” Oliver said. “That’s really a home school for me, because I’m from Oakland, I’m from the area. Thats a home away from home for me.”
Oliver has picked up offers from Arizona State, Oregon State, Oregon, Gonzaga, UTEP, and UCLA, as well as interest from Cal and Arizona.
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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