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Pierfrancesco

Oliva

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#24

Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 210
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Taranto, Italy
High School: Bergen Catholic (N.J.)

Bio

2017-18: Averaging 6.2 points per game, 7.9 rebounds per game, and 3.2 assists per game through 16 of 17 contests, missing the UMass game with the flu... Averaging 5.6 points per game, 7.2 rebounds per game, and 3.6 assists per game through five A-10 contests... Has made 16 starts... Pulled down 15 rebounds in win over Dayton... Went for nine points, eight rebounds, and a career-high eight assists in win over St. Bonaventure... Scored 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the floor and added seven rebounds in win over VCU... Pulled down career-high 18 rebounds, added seven points, and dished out team-high four assists vs. St. John's... Pulled down eight rebounds in win over Maine... Pulled down 11 rebounds, including career-high five offensive rebounds, at Temple... Recorded 10 rebounds in win over Bucknell... Poured in career-high 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the floor and added eight rebounds against Harvard... Pulled down 10 rebounds and dished out six assists vs. Washington State... Pulled down eight rebounds in win over Princeton... Went for 11 points, seven rebounds, and four assists in win over UIC... Had seven points and six rebounds in season opener at Toledo.

2016-17: Missed entire season with knee injury... Had surgery in June 2016 to repair a chronic knee condition that was aggravated during 2015-16 post-season workouts.

2015-16:
Starter in 30 games as a freshman on the A-10 Champion squad... Averaged 4.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game... Played in 33 contests... Registered five points and five rebounds in NCAA First Round against Cincinnati... Scored eight points on 3-of-3 shooting in Atlantic 10 title game vs. VCU... Pulled down six rebounds vs. Saint Louis... Hit for nine points on career-high three three-pointers at George Washington... Pulled down eight rebounds at Fordham... Came off bench to pull down five rebounds at Penn... Missed George Mason and Fordham games due to ankle injury... Registered eight points  vs. UMES... Matched season-high five assists vs. Virginia Tech... Recorded seven points and five rebounds vs. Buffalo... Tallied 12 points to go along with season-highs of eight rebounds and five assists vs. Niagara... Posted 12 points and a season-high three blocks in collegiate debut vs. Drexel.

High School/Personal:
Earned All-State Third Team honors at Bergen Catholic… Averaged 15.9 points and 3.0 rebounds in 2015… Named to the Non-Public All-Star Second Team… Team went 18-7 and captured the Bergen County Jamboree title… Scored a season-high 29 points against Bergenfield… Came to the United States in 2014 from his hometown of Taranto, Italy... Goes by “Checco”... Business major.

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Meet the Freshmen: Pierfrancesco Oliva