Any hope Wolf Pack fans held that Cameron Oliver would have a last-second change of heart and return to Nevada for his junior season was dashed Friday when the talented big man officially signed with an agent. Oliver told the RGJ two weeks ago he intended to do just that, which would officially end his college career, and he did so in advance of the NBA scouting combine by signing with Todd Ramasar of Life Sports Media & Entertainment, Ramasar told ESPN. Oliver is the third Wolf Pack sophomore to enter the NBA draft. The others were JaVale McGee, the No. 18 pick in the 2008 draft, and Luke Babbitt, the No. 16 pick in 2010. Oliver isn't projected to be picked as high as them but should still be selected in June's draft. The 6-foot-8, 225-pound Oliver averaged 16 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.6 blocks as a sophomore last season and was named first-team All-Mountain West by the media and second team by the coaches. The media named him the MW defensive player of the year. Oliver shot 46.5 percent from the field, including 38.4 percent from three. He blocked 91 shots, the ninth most in the NCAA.
Nevada's Cameron Oliver to remain in draft after signing with agent
Reno Gazette-Journal | May 6