24 Oleson

Brad Oleson

Guard

Oleson is a quick, unflashy guard who gets through an awful lot of work in each game

Brad Oleson first arrived at FC Barcelona in January of 2013. He was born in Anchorage, Alaska, on 11 April 1983 and played high school ball at North Pole High School in Fairbanks. He played in the NCAA at the University of Alaska Fairbanks from 2001 to 2005 an represented a number of different teams before coming to Spain in 2005.

His first club in Europe was Galician team Rosalía de Castro, where he played as a guard in Liga LEB 2. He remained in Santiago for two seasons, and in 2007/08, with the team now promoted to LEB Gold, he really started making his name known.

A year later, Fuenlabrada signed Brad Oleson to give him his first Liga Endesa experience. He was the breakthrough name in the Madrid based team in the 2008/09 season.Brad Oleson only wore the orange vest for a season before he was snapped up by Real Madrid, although he never played a game before being sent to Caja Laboral in the summer of 2009 as part of a player trade. He won the Liga Endesa with the Basque club (2010)

He started playing a bigger role in Baskonia after getting very few minutes in his first year. By the time he left for Barça at the beginning of 2013, Oleson had become a key figure at Caja Laboral. 

Since his arrival, the man from Alaska has been a key offensive and defensive asset for Xavi Pascual's team. 

Technical profile

Oleson is a guard who can also play either as point or the shooter. He is fast, relentless and the complete player in attack and defence with an excellent perimeter shot. Unspectacular, but his contribution to the team game has been much appreciated by fans and coaches alike throughout his career. He reads the game well and is dangerous in attack.

Honours

With FCB
Titles Amount Seasons
ACB Super Cup 1 2015/16
Copa del Rey 1 2012/13
Catalan league 5 2012/13 - 2013/14 - 2014/15 - 2015/16 - 2016/17
Endesa League 1 2013/14
Others
Titles Amount Seasons
ACB League 1 2009/10
USBL 1 2005