Oleson, Barcelona advance to semis [Basketball]

May 28, 2013
Brad Oleson

North Pole’s Brad Oleson is going to the Spanish League final four.

And the team that traded him isn’t.

Barcelona defeated Bilbao Basket 79-70 in Game 3 of their quarterfinal series to advance to the semifinals.

Oleson, of UAF fame, came off the bench to play 24 minutes and score three points on 1-of-5 shooting.
The 6-foot-3 guard has averaged 9.1 points in 17 games since being traded from Caja Laboral, who lost in the round of eight.

Oleson needs just 23 more points to reach the 500 mark for the season.

He already owns one Spanish League championship ring. He’ll go for a second Thursday when Barcelona faces Gran Canaria.