Oleson, Barcelona advance to Spanish League semifinals

May 31, 2016

Brad Oleson basketball

Brad Oleson

Brad Oleson of North Pole came off the bench to play just 11 minutes in Game 2 of the Spanish League quarterfinals, but that’s only because Barcelona didn’t need him.

The regular-season champs rolled to an 84-68 win over Fuenlabrada to wrap up the best-of-3 series and advance to the league semifinals.

Barcelona [31-5] will face fourth-ranked Laboral in the next round – the Alaskan’s former team.

Oleson, of North Pole High fame, finished with five points and extended his streak of making a 3-pointer to 12 games.

The veteran guard has averaged 5.3 points in 34 games this season as he shares minutes with two former NBA players.

He helped Barcelona reach the Spanish League Finals last year.

In 2014, Barcelona won the La Liga championship to give Oleson his fourth career title since turning pro in 2005.