Thursday, February 18, 2010

Yet another Adrian Oliver feature

It seems the basketball world is finally discovering Adrian Oliver:
Q&A with San Jose State star Adrian Oliver
Diamond Leung
February 17, 2010

San Jose State is home to Adrian Oliver, the nation’s sixth-leading scorer who garnered the U.S. Basketball Writers Association’s national player of the week honor last month.

That Oliver would reach those heights seemed unlikely as of two seasons ago when he abruptly transferred from Washington. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound junior guard showed signs of stardom last year, but was bothered by foot and knee injuries.

This year, Oliver has burned defenses for 22.5 points per game to lead the WAC in scoring and has the Spartans (12-12) in position to record their first winning season since 1994.

DL: Last month you scored a career-high 39 points against Louisiana Tech. What does being in the zone feel like?

AO: It’s really hard to explain. It’s something you start feeling. The rim gets really big, and no one on the court can really guard you. You try to make the most of it. It’s kind of special.

I don’t like how it shows at our gym; it shows players points. People know you’re one point away (from 40). I’d much rather have the win...
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