SJSU’s Adrian Oliver looks to a bright 2011 basketball season while staying focused on familyGo here for the remainder.
November 16, 2010
When Adrian Oliver was told in 2007 that his grandparents were ill, he knew he had to transfer from the University of Washington to a Bay Area school to support them.
“Up in Seattle, I was like ‘I don’t care about basketball anymore. I just want to be with my family. That’s the only thing that matters,’” the SJSU basketball star said.
Oliver said his grandparents were instrumental in raising him after his father left the family when he was 7 years old.
“My mom would have to work nights, and I would have to go to my grandparents house and they would take care of me at night,” he said. “My grandma is like my second mom, and my grandfather is my father. I don’t call him grandpa, I call him Dad. They mean everything to me...”
Friday, December 3, 2010
Somehow we missed this AO feature
This escaped our attention earlier -- so to make amends: