Brian Oliver Leaves Georgia Tech Basketball For Seton Hall

Six-foot-six wing Brian Oliver will leave Georgia Tech basketball and play his junior season for another program.

  • Live
5 Total Updates since June 16, 2011
  • Updates 4
  • Articles 1
  • All Updates 5

Brian Oliver Announces Seton Hall Transfer Via Twitter

Former Georgia Tech basketball player Brian Oliver announced his intentions to transfer to Seton Hall after taking an official visit to the school. After leaving Georgia Tech, Oliver had expressed interest in playing closer to his home and was reportedly considering several other Big East schools. 

Oliver played in 58 career games with the Yellow Jackets and finished this past season as the team's third leading scorer at 10.5 points per game. He is a gifted outside shooter who made 99 career three-point baskets over his two-year career at Georgia Tech. Oliver elected to transfer after Paul Hewitt was fired and replaced by Brian Gregory. 

As a transfer, Oliver will be required to sit out the upcoming season but will have two years of eligibility remaining to play with the Pirates. 

For more on Georgia Tech, be sure and check out From The Rumble Seat. For more Seton Hall, visit South Orange Juice and Big East Coast Bias.

Continue

Brian Oliver Visiting Seton Hall Tuesday After Georgia Tech Exit

Former Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets swingman Brian Oliver will take an official visit to the Seton Hall Pirates this week, reports our own South Orange Juice and confirms ESPN Radio's Adam Zagoria. Oliver has expressed interest in multiple Big East schools since opting to leave Brian Gregory's Tech program, with the Syracuse Orange, St. John's Red Storm, Georgetown Hoyas and Rutgers Scarlet Knights also reportedly in the running.

He'd also mentioned considering the George Mason Patriots, who just so happen to employ his former coach, Paul Hewitt.

Wherever he ends up, Oliver will have to sit out next season before using up his final two years of eligibility. Oliver hails from New Jersey, hence all this Big Eastliness all over the place.

For more on Georgia Tech, be sure and check out From The Rumble Seat. For more Seton Hall, visit South Orange Juice and Big East Coast Bias.

Continue

Brian Oliver's Transfer Options Reportedly Include Syracuse, Missouri, Georgetown

According to a report, former Georgia Tech forward Brian Oliver is looking at several Big East schools as transfer options. The report states that Syracuse, Georgetown, St. John's Rutgers and Seton Hall have all expressed interest. Oliver is from New Jersey so it isn't surprising that he would look for an opportunity to play somewhere closer to home.

Oliver still has four official visits remaining and has not established what schools he will be taking a look at just yet. He is said to be finishing up a summer session at Tech and will take some visits after he arrives home.

Neither Georgia Tech or Oliver has commented on any particular reason for his transfer. Oliver was recruited to Atlanta by former Tech coach Paul Hewitt who was let go after the season. Former Dayton coach Brian Gregory was hired to replace Hewitt and is now faced with the task of rebuilding a Tech program essentially from the ground up.

As a transfer, Oliver will be forced to sit out next season.

For more on Georgia Tech, be sure and check out From The Rumble Seat. 

Continue

Brian Oliver Leaving Georgia Tech Basketball, School Announces

Brian Oliver of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will become the second Brian Oliver to leave the program, with the school announcing Thursday that the rising junior plans to transfer elsewhere. Here's new head coach Brian Gregory on the departure of one of the team's few returning top players:

We are very appreciative of the two years Brian gave Georgia Tech and this basketball program. Brian is a talented young man and will do well, athletically as well as academically, wherever he lands. We wish him nothing but the best.

Oliver finished the 2010-11 season third on the team in points, having scored 10.5 per game, most of them off the bench. With Iman Shumpert leaving for the NBA Draft and Maurice Miller leaving due to natural causes, that leaves only Glen Rice Jr. and Mfon Udofia among last year's top-five scorers. Oliver averaged 28 minutes per night, also throwing in 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists.

Keep an eye on northeastern schools as potential destinations, since Oliver hails from New Jersey.

For more Georgia Tech sports, visit From The Rumble Seat and SB Nation Atlanta.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Atlanta

You must be a member of SB Nation Atlanta to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Atlanta. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.