August 3, 2007

Rutgers offers class of 2009 basketball star

During the summer basketball circuit, a player's future destination is directly related to his performance at the major AAU tournaments. An impressive conga line of Division I coaches will surround the courts with Blackberries in hand and it may be the only time a player can impress them. Some prospects will fail, others will thrive.

Brian Oliver, a blossoming prospect in the 2009 class who has starred this summer, knows this. He's a 6-foot-6 rising junior from William Penn in Delaware, who as a sophomore averaged 16.5 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks per game.

Oliver holds offers from Rutgers, Pittsburgh and West Virginia, while Virginia Tech and Baylor have joined the race after his string of prolific performances in Las Vegas. He has visited the campuses of both Virginia and Georgetown, meeting the coaches at each school.

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