Olasewere Ready to Hit the Big Apple
Springbrook All-Met forward Jamal Olasewere, who blossomed as a college prospect late in the season and led the Blue Devils to a second consecutive Maryland 4A championship, has signed a letter-of-intent to play for Long Island University.
Here is the school's official release, though I'm still looking for Springbrook, Md., on Mapquest:
Brooklyn, N.Y. - Long Island University men's basketball coach Jim Ferry announced the signing of Jamal Olasewere to a National Letter of Intent to join the program for the 2009-10 season. Olasewere is the second incoming freshman to join LIU for the upcoming season and just capped a standout career with Springbrook High School in Springbrook, Md.
Olasewere is a 6-foot-6 forward who helped Springbrook become the first Maryland 4A team to win back-to-back championships in 41 years en route to a 27-0 season. As a senior under head coach Tom Crowell, Olasewere averaged 20 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots per contest and was named All-Met First Team by the Washington Post. He also played for the Capital All-Stars in the 36th Capital Classic all-star game.
"We are happy to have Jamal join Long Island University and the men's basketball program," Ferry said. "He is terrific kid that comes from a great family and we believe he will have the chance to help us immediately. He has tremendous athleticism and versatility and will provide immediate depth to our frontcourt to help replace Ron Manigault."
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