Bola Olaniyan
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    Bola  Olaniyan

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Lagos, Nigeria

    High School:
    Richmond

    Height / Weight:
    6-7 / 220

    Position:
    C


    02/13/2016

    Beane scores 31 points, leads S. Illinois over Drake 75-60

    Anthony Beane scored 31 points and Southern Illinois pulled away midway through the first half and cruised to a 75-60 victory over Drake on Saturday.

    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

    2015-16 JUNIOR
    Game-By-Game Stats
    *MVC Most-Improved Team
    Ranked second in the MVC in rebounding (8.8) and first in offensive rebounding (3.0)...Grabbed double-digit rebounds 13 times on the season...Had six double-doubles on the year, including four in the last six games...Recorded three-straight double-doubles Feb. 13-20...Led the team with a .566 field goal percentage.

    2014-15 SOPHOMORE
    Game-By-Game Stats
    Played in 31 games and made 12 starts...Started the last four games...Ranked 6th in the MVC in offensive rebounding (2.0)...Recorded double-doubles in back-to-back games against Indiana State and at Wichita State...Was 12-of-20 from the field in the last five games.

    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.