On Monday, Mike Schmitz of Draft Express interviewed former Nevada Wolf Pack forward and NBA draft hopeful Cameron Oliver while he was preparing for the NBA Draft combine. Oliver, who is in Los Angeles working out for the combine sat down and answer some of Schmitz questions about his journey from a one-time Oregon State commit, to leading the Wolf Pack to the top of the Mountain West conference, and his decision to enter the NBA Draft. Here is the full interview on Oliver courtesy of Draft Express.
In the six-minute interview, Oliver discussed working on improving his footwork and post-up skills so he can use his wide frame more to gain leverage on opposing defenders while in the paint.
Also in the interview, Oliver states his reasoning for declaring for the NBA draft was due to the family he is taking care of and the success that he had at Nevada taking them from the doldrums of the Mountain West to the top of the standings put him in a “great position” to leave school for a shot at the NBA.
Oliver said in the interview that he tries to model his game after Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green. “Draymond Green is that 6’8, 250 lbs center, power forward or three-man that I feel that I can play that game really well and mimic my game after him”, said Oliver.
If the Warriors draft Oliver (a big if but follow me here) can you imagine him on the Warriors possibly backing up Draymond Green, yikes.
The NBA Combine is held in Chicago and goes from May 9th thru May 14th and can be seen on ESPN2.