Tot Makes his Choice
Kimball Union Academy guard Oliver Tot made a verbal commitment to William & Mary on Thursday night.
Tot had previously cut his list down to six schools according to KUA head coach Mike Olson.
The six-foot-six point guard is a native of Slovakia and a product of their national team.
Tot has been slowed by an ankle sprain throughout most of the season at KUA but is still averaging 9.5 points, 8 assists, and 5 rebounds per game.
Olson described Tot as “a physical lead guard with great size and innate passing ability.”
While Tot possesses tremendous size for the backcourt along with the type of court vision and passing tools that simply can’t be taught, he’s still had to account for a vastly different style of play than what he was accustomed to in Eastern Europe.
That processed was only delayed after spraining his ankle in the team’s first game of the season, but he now appears to be playing his best basketball of the season just in time for KUA’s stretch run.
“We’ve had some growing pains,” Olson conceded, “but this kid has great potential and I am in love with the fit [to William & Mary’s style of play], and very happy for both Oliver and William and Mary.”
Tot becomes the fourth player to commit to the Tribe in the class of 2014, joining a pair of swingmen in Connor Burchfield (Concord High School – NC) and Greg Malinowski (Episcopal High School – VA) along with skilled forward Paul Rowley (Loudon Valley High School – VA).
William and Mary is currently tied for second place in the Colonial Athletic Association with a conference record of 7-3 and overall mark of 15-8.