Oleson sparks Murcia to Champions League victory in Turkey
North Pole’s Brad Oleson provided an early spark that fired up UCAM Murcia and carried the Spanish professional team to a 63-62 road win over Turkey’s Banvit in the Champions League.
The 35-year-old guard scored all 10 of his points in the first quarter and then made several key defensive plays down the stretch as Murcia maintained its lead in Group A.
Deuces were wild for the 6-foot-3 former University of Alaska Fairbanks legend, who blocked two shots, grabbed two rebounds, made two steals and handed off two assists.
Murcia improved to 6-1 in the Champions League.
Oleson, of North Pole High fame, is averaging 22.4 minutes and 6.4 points, 2.6 assists, 2.4 rebounds, 1.4 steals in six games.