Once again, Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman has added another transfer to the program. Cameron Oliver, a former Oregon State commit, will transfer to Nevada and will be eligible to play in the 2015-16 season. Oliver made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday.
Oliver, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound power forward from Sacramento's Grant High School, was a three-star recruit coming out of high school and received offers from Oregon, Arizona State, and San Jose State before committing to Oregon State for their 2014 recruiting class. He did not enroll in school due to a coaching change at the school then decided to transfer out of Oregon State without playing a game for the Beavers.
Oliver was recruited to go to Oregon State at first by former Beavers assistant Doug Stewart who is now an assistant for Nevada and was one of the first players Stewart and Musselman targeted when the new staff arrived in Reno in April. Oliver, who will have four full years of eligibility with Nevada, is the seventh addition to the Wolf Pack recruiting class for 2015.
That class includes four transfers: Marcus Marshall (Missouri State), Leland King (Brown), Jordan Caroline (Southern Illinois) and Shawn Smith (Marshall) and two prep players in Lindsey Drew and Juwan Anderson. Marshall, King and Caroline have to sit out this year per NCAA transfer rules and Anderson will join the team as a walk-on.
The addition of Oliver gives the Wolf Pack depth on the front court this year as he joins All Mountain West third team selection AJ West, Lucas Stirvins, Kalieb Rodriguez, Elijah Foster and Robyn Missa on the team. And, the addition also addresses the Wolf Pack's need for a power forward/center in the 2016-2017 after West and Stirvins graduate.
With the addition Oliver, Nevada now has 15 scholarship players on the roster which is two over the NCAA limit of 13 so don't expect the player movement to end in Reno anytime soon.