Oleson with Barcelona in April 2013.
|No. 24 – FC Barcelona Lassa|
|Position||Shooting guard / Point guard|
April 11, 1983 |
|Nationality||American / Spanish|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||North Pole (North Pole, Alaska)|
|NBA draft||2005 / Undrafted|
|2005||Dodge City Legend|
|2005–2008||Rosalía de Castro|
|Career highlights and awards|
Bradley Scott Oleson Lashinski (born April 11, 1983) is an American-born Spanish professional basketball player for FC Barcelona Lassa of the Liga ACB. He is a 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) tall point guard-shooting guard. His hometown of North Pole, Alaska, celebrates "Brad Oleson Day", every year, on April 24.
Oleson played college basketball at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Even though Alaska Fairbanks had a record of 4-23 the season before Oleson arrived at the school, in the three seasons that Oleson played with Fairbanks, the school's record was 64-24. He also set the Great Northwest Athletic Conference record for the most Player of the Week Awards won, with 9.
Oleson began his professional career in the year 2005, with the Dodge City Legend of the USBL. He then moved to Rosalía de Castro, where he first played in the Spanish LEB2 League, and then later in the Spanish LEB League. In 2008, he joined the Spanish ACB League club Fuenlabrada. In 2009, he was supposed to play for Real Madrid, but his rights were soon transferred to rivals Caja Laboral, in exchange for Pablo Prigioni and Sergi Vidal.
Spanish national team
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
Awards and accomplishments
- Top of The World Tournament: MVP (2003)
- 2x Great Northwest Athletic Conference: Steals Leader (2003, 2005)
- 2x Great Northwest Athletic Conference: Scoring Leader (2004, 2005)
- 2x Great Northwest Athletic Conference: Player of the Year (2004, 2005)
- Great Northwest Athletic Conference: 3 Point Shots Made Leader (2005)
- University of Alaska Fairbanks: All-Time Career Scoring Leader
- NCAA Division II All-American First Team: (2005)
- USBL All-Rookie Team: (2005)
- USBL Champion: (2005)
- Spanish LEB2 Champion: (2007)
- Spanish League Rising Star Award: (2009)
- 2x Spanish League Champion: (2010, 2014)
- Spanish Cup Winner: (2013)
- Spanish Supercup Winner: (2015)
- "Brad Oleson jura la Constitución y apunta a la Selección Española". solobasket.com (in Spanish). October 21, 2009.
- Brad Oleson Day set for Saturday in North Pole
- Noticiasdealava.com El Baskonia cierra con el Real Madrid la venta de Prigioni y la llegada de Oleson. (Spanish)
- "El Barça Regal incorpora al escolta Brad Oleson.". fcbarcelona.es (in Spanish). 28 January 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
- "Acuerdo de renovación con Brad Oleson hasta 2017". fcbarcelona.es (in Spanish). 3 March 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
- [Talkbasket.com http://www.talkbasket.net/news/san-emeterio-and-oleson-new-faces-for-spain-nt-3159.html San Emeterio and Oleson new faces for Spain NT.]