Former Georgia Tech basketball player Brian Oliver has drawn favorable attention since his decision last week to transfer. Seton Hall, Penn State, Missouri, LaSalle and Delaware have contacted Oliver’s family to open recruitment, Oliver’s mother Zena said Tuesday. Connecticut, Georgetown, St. John’s and Syracuse have also indicated interest. She said all of those schools except for St. John’s and Missouri recruited Oliver out of high school.
“Right now, we have no timeline,” Zena Oliver said. “His main thing, I told him, is just finish up the summer session and finish the class strong, and we’ll go from there.”
Oliver put in transfer papers last week following his second season at Tech. Oliver said that he wanted to be closer to the family’s home in Delaware and play on a team that he felt was a better fit for him. Oliver’s father Robert has had health issues.
“I think he’s going to get closer to home,” Zena Oliver said.
Oliver averaged 10.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 22 games for the Yellow Jackets last season. His departure leaves new coach Brian Gregory with eight scholarship players.