Photos from Siena's season-opening game against Vermont at Times Union Center
GENERAL: Deadly outside shooter with ideal frame and good athleticism for the scoring guard position...Scorer's mentality...Versatile enough to hit pull-ups or slash his way to the basket ...Excellent 3-point shooter...Good defender...Siena's first Division I player from California.
2012-13: Played in 17 games before injuring his leg and missing the final 15 games...Averaged 2.2 points and 13.1 minutes per game...Scored career-high seven points in home loss to LaSalle (12/29)...Played 36 minutes and tallied six points and five rebounds in home win over Canisius (1/11).
BEFORE SIENA: Oliver spent the 2011-12 season at the Northfield Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts...Led team with just shy of 14 points per game, and shot 42.3% (82-194) from 3-point range while adding 2.6 rebounds and 1.3 steals per contest...Northfield-Mt. Hermon went 29-6 on the season and won the New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) AAA Championship...Played at Loyola H.S. (Calif.) as a sophomore and junior helping team reach the semifinals and state playoffs... 3-time All-League selection...McDonalds All-America Nominee (2011)...Top-50 on the West Coast by HoopScoopOnline...Top-80 in the West by NBAMagazine.com...Suffered a torn ACL in his left knee playing in AAU game summer after junior year...Sat out senior season and then decided to attend prep school at Northfield-Mt. Hermon to pursue DI dream.
PERSONAL: Son of Vince and Cynthia Oliver...Older brother Vince attended UC Davis... Was a child actor, appearing in several TV commercials...Volunteered for over 250 hours of community service in high school.
THE OLIVER FILE Nickname: Rolly Show Major: Marketing Twitter handle: @RollyShow3 Instagram handle: @RyanxOliver What I like most about Siena College: My peers Another Siena sport I follow: Baseball My hobbies: Collecting sneakers, long walks in the park My before game routine: Thank God Three words that describe me: Spontaneous, caring, romantic My dream car: Prius If I could meet anyone, it would be: Floyd "Money" Mayweather Favorite class at Siena: Business Law Favorite sports team: Los Angeles Clippers Favorite phone app: Snapchat Favorite movie: Salt Favorite song:"Tom Ford" by Jay Z
Class at Siena: FYSM: Community Professional Athlete: Floyd Mayweather Pro Sports Team: LA Clippers Website: ESPN Announcer: Dick Vitale Food: Mexican Season: Summer Day of the week: Monday Person to Follow on Twitter: NMHBasketball OLIVER'S CAREER STATS