Oleson makes it rain in Spain (Basketball)

October 1, 2011
Brad Oleson

It’s just the first game, but Alaska’s Brad Oleson had his jump shot working to the tune of 23 points.

The Spanish press compared his omnipresent performance to a “piano recital” with the 6-foot-3 guard making sweet music on the court and playing the defense like an instrument.

Oleson, of North Pole fame, made six 3-pointers on the night to help Caja Laboral beat Bizkaya Bilbao Basket 93-88 in the semifinals of the Spanish Basketball SuperCup in Madrid.

The tournament is the traditional welcome mat to the hoops season. The league season begins Oct. 8.