NHR Top 100: #70 Olu Ashaolu, PF, Oregon

22 Aug

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Number 70 – Olu Ashaolu, PF, Sr., Oregon

There is a new regime in Eugene for the Oregon Ducks basketball program. Dana Altman said all year that he was enjoying his team and respected the effort that it took to have a good run late in the season en route to a CBI championship. At the end of the season, Altman said he was ready to get his own players in the new Matthew Knight Arena and begin his team with his players.

Ashaolu was one of the first pieces. The fifth year senior transfer from Louisiana Tech is exactly what Oregon needed.

Ashaolu will replace Joevan Catron, who scored nearly 16 points and grabbed over 6.5 rebounds a game last year. With Wake Forest transfer Tony Woods, junior college forward Carlos Emery and returning posts Jeremy Jacob and Tyrone Nared around him, Ashaolu could have the freedom to play an inside-out game. He’ll flirt with the perimeter to entice NBA scouts this season but his strength has always been his rebounding. He is the top rebounder in the Pac-12 to start the year.

Altman and his Ducks could be a sleeper to watch this season thanks in large part to the one-year addition of Ashaolu.

2010-2011 STATS: 14.2 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 1.6 apg, 3.5 TO,  spg, 52.8% FG, 29.3% 3 pt

One Response to “NHR Top 100: #70 Olu Ashaolu, PF, Oregon”


  1. The best of the new faces « - October 31, 2011

    […] (THE CBI!). Ashaolu is a fifth year graduate transfer and should help immediately. He is the No. 70 player on the NHR Top 100 and one of the best rebounders in the Pac-12 this season. Ashaolu can play the […]

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