RENO, Nev. (AP) – Nevada forward Cameron Oliver has pulled out of the NBA draft and plans to be back with the Wolf Pack for his sophomore season.
The 6-foot-8 Oliver averaged 13.4 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.6 blocked shots per game as a freshman. His 99 blocks set a Nevada season-record and were the most by a freshman in Mountain West Conference history.READ MORE: Padres Hold Off Giants 8-7 In 10 After Blowing Leads
The former Sacramento prep star also led the Mountain West league with 12 double-doubles last season, was a third-team all-league pick and made the all-defensive team. He was named to the post-season all-tournament team before Nevada won its first Collegiate Basketball Invitational title in March.READ MORE: 'Facebook Is What Saved Mom's Life': Travis Air Force Base Captain Helps Mother Escape Ukraine
Nevada coach Eric Musselman said Monday he’s excited Oliver will be back. He says the school already has heard from a number of NBA scouts who want to watch him next season.
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