Oliver Makes Decision

New England Recruiting Report | Monday, April 9th, 2012

Oliver Makes Decision

Just days after Spike Albrecht ended his recruitment, Ryan Oliver has followed suit with a commitment to Siena.  

A post-graduate from California, Oliver missed time last year with a torn ACL and consequently had to convince schools of both his talent and his health this year at Northfield Mount Hermon.

He did more than just that, leading NMH in scoring while showing both his patented long distance shooting range as well as a long and athletic build on the wing.  

“Siena is getting an incredibly efficient scorer,” said NMH head coach John Carroll.  “He was our leading scorer this year and did it by taking a limited amount of shots.”

Oliver said that Siena had been recruiting him since the fall but that it wasn’t until he took a recent visit to the school’s Albany campus that he realized he knew where he wanted to play his college basketball.  

“I knew right away that I could come in and play and I felt comfortable with the coaching staff from day one,” he told the New England Recruiting Report, “but when I got on campus I just felt like this was the place I wanted to be.”  

Oliver is expecting to be able to step right in and contribute with his long range shooting as well as his defensive and passing abilities.  

The California native also said he’s excited to spend another four years in the northeast.  

“Northfield really prepared me athletically and academically,” Oliver said.  “The exposure here is really great and Coach Carroll is as good of a coach as I’ve played for.”