Barcelona falls in Finals, Oleson denied fifth pro title

June 24, 2015

Brad Oleson basketball

Brad Oleson

It wasn’t meant to be for Barcelona and Brad Oleson of North Pole this year in the Spanish League Finals.

Arch rival Real Madrid swept the best-of-5 series capped by a 90-85 win in Game 3 tonight in Barcelona.

Oleson, of UAF fame, had 10 points and 4 assists in his most productive game of the series.

The teams finished 1-2 in the regular season and have alternated winning La Liga titles in each of the last four years.

The 6-foot-3 veteran guard averaged 6 points on 42 percent shooting in 34 games this season.

He was a starter most of the year and named to the Euroleague All-Defensive First Team this season, showing that he’s still got the moxie to come back for his 12th season as a pro.

He has amassed more than 5,000 career points and won four championships – two in Spain’s first division, one in Spain’s second division and his first as a rookie with Dodge City in the USBL.