Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Live-July Stock Risers: Adrian Oliveira

Name on the Rise

Adrian Oliveira Took Care of Business in Vegas & LA
- Adrian Oliveira had a very productive second half of July after missing time early in the month with an elbow injury.  Running with the New England Playaz 16s and 17s, Oliveira shined on the West Coast, displaying his speed, handle and play-making ability in the open-floor while making good decisions with the basketball.  He also showed his ability to attack the basket and rim off the bounce.  In addition, Oliveira did a nice job of defending his position and rebounded well from the guard position.  Adrian has people talking...According to the New England Recruiting Report, "there may not be another underclassmen whose stock has risen more in the last month.  He had no significant division I interest to speak of only weeks ago and now has mid-major interest while drawing comparisons to Anthony Ireland."  Only a rising-Junior, a taste of D1 interest should propel Oliveira to take his game to another level and really get his recruitment going.  Lot of potential there with his athleticism and ball skills in the back-court.

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