Anthony Beane scored a career-high 22 points to lead the Salukis.
The youngest of five children, he helped his mother grow fruits and vegetables that his father would sell or trade at market.
Olaniyan averaged a double-double for Richmond High School (Ind.) last year.
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...Led the MVC in offensive rebounding in conference-only games (3.3)
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.
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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