Bola Olaniyan
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    Bola Olaniyan

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Lagos, Nigeria

    High School:
    Richmond

    Height / Weight:
    6-7 / 230

    Position:
    C


    01/29/2014

    Men's Basketball upsets second-place Indiana State, 79-60

    Anthony Beane scored a career-high 22 points to lead the Salukis.

    01/26/2014

    Nigeria native Bola Olaniyan adjusting to life in U.S.

    The youngest of five children, he helped his mother grow fruits and vegetables that his father would sell or trade at market.

    02/01/2013

    Ask the AD- January Edition

    08/01/2012

    Men's Basketball signs Bola Olaniyan

    Olaniyan averaged a double-double for Richmond High School (Ind.) last year.

    CAREER STATS

    2014-15 SOPHOMORE
    Game-By-Game Stats

    2013-14 FRESHMAN
    Game-By-Game Stats
    Started 12 games, and in those 12 starts he averaged 6.3 points and 7.8 rebounds...Had a career-high 12 points vs. Indiana State on Jan. 29, and 14 rebounds against Loyola on Feb. 1...Ranked 14th in the MVC in rebounding (4.9)...Led the MVC in offensive rebounding in conference-only games (3.3).

    2012-13 REDSHIRT
    Redshirted.

    Richmond High School
    Averaged 14.6 points and 11.6 rebounds per game his senior year for Richmond High School (Ind.)...Scored a season-high 27 points in an overtime victory over Kokomo on Feb. 17, and also scored 25 points three times...Recorded 14 double-doubles and posted double figures in scoring in all but five games...Richmond finished 21-4 on the season and advanced to the Class 4A sectional final for a second-consecutive season...Played his junior season at Mount Zion Christian Academy in North Carolina.

    Personal
    A native of Lagos, Nigeria. Born April 5, 1993...Son of Yekini and Sherifai Olaniyan...Played organized basketball for first time in 10th grade in Nigeria.

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