Brian Oliver (basketball, born 1968)

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Brian Oliver
Personal information
Born (1968-06-01) June 1, 1968 (age 51)
Chicago, Illinois
NationalityAmerican / Italian
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolWills (Smyrna, Georgia)
CollegeGeorgia Tech (1986–1990)
NBA draft1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32nd overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Playing career1990–2007
PositionShooting guard
Number31, 2
Career history
19901992Philadelphia 76ers
1992–1993Rockford Lightning
1994Washington Bullets
1994–1995Rockford Lightning
1995–1996Maccabi Rishon LeZion
1996–1997Viola Reggio Calabria
1997–1998Polti Cantù
1998Atlanta Hawks
1998–1999Apollon Patras
1999–2000Viola Reggio Calabria
2001–2003Pallacanestro Messina
2003–2004Coop Nordest Trieste
2004–2005Upea Capo d'Orlando
2007Cimberio Novara
Career NBA statistics
Points389 (3.3 ppg)
Rebounds123 (1.0 rpg)
Assists114 (1.0 apg)
Stats at

Brian Darnell Oliver (born June 1, 1968) is an American-Italian[1] retired professional basketball player. A 6'4" (1.93 m) and 210 lb (95 kg) shooting guard out of Georgia Tech, he was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA in the second round (32nd pick overall) of the 1990 NBA draft. Oliver played four years in the league, mainly with the 76ers from 1990–1992 and two brief stints with the Washington Bullets (1994–95) and Atlanta Hawks (1997–98). His best year as a pro came during his rookie year with the Sixers, appearing in 73 games and averaging 3.8 ppg.

Brian Oliver, along with Dennis Scott and Kenny Anderson, formed the famed trio "Lethal Weapon 3" which led the GT basketball team to the final four in 1990.[2] In 1999, he teamed with Manu Ginóbili, Brent Scott and Sydney Johnson to earn promotion for Viola Reggio Calabria from the Italian 2nd Division to the Italian First Division.[3][4]


  1. ^ BRIAN OLIVER basketball profile Nationality: USA-Italian.
  2. ^ " "Lethal Weapon 3" article".
  3. ^ Tomlinson, Brett (2007-11-21). "The Captain Returns: Basketball's Sydney Johnson '97 has been 'a coach all along'". Princeton Alumni Weekly. Retrieved 2011-03-17.

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