ANDUnicaja continues to strengthen for the second part of the season. The Los Guindos club has made official the arrival of Cameron Oliver, the new name for the Unicaja squad. The Malaga club has reached an agreement in principle so that the North American power forward joins the Malaga team until the end of the season. The player will sign the moment he passes the medical examination and comes to bring versatility and physique to Ibon Navarro’s squad, who had requested a signing of his characteristics since he landed on the Costa del Sol.
Born in Oakland, California (United States). Until now, Cameron Oliver was a member of the South Bay Lakers of the North American G-League, where in 25 games his averages have been 13.5 points, 7 rebounds and a PIR of 16.8. “This Californian player is capable of playing in the 4 and 5 positions, with the versatility to be able to defend on the outside line”, this is how the typesetter entity defines it in the official statement. The player comes from the G-League, just like Matt Mooney did a few weeks ago.
In addition, Cameron Oliver is also closely familiar with the highest level of North American basketball, the NBA, having experiences with both the Houston Rockets and the Atlanta Hawks. As for his career in the G-League, he has played for the Wisconsin Herd, the Delaware Blue Coats and the South Bay Lakers, the last team before traveling to Malaga.
For Oliver it will be the first experience in Spain, although he already knows European basketball after passing through Israel’s Ironi Hai Motors Nes-Ziona, a team with which he played 10 games at the end of the 2019-20 season. In this short experience in Israel he got good numbers, 19.4 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.5 steals per game. Previously Cameron Oliver already played outside the United States, in the Australian league enrolled in the ranks of the Cairns Taipans in the 2019-20 academic year (31 games, 17.4 points, 9.7 rebounds, 1.6 blocks). Cameron Oliver will arrive in Malaga next week so he could make his debut in the match on March 5 at Carpena against UCAM Murcia.