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Alex Olander ‘24 Recruiting Profile

  • Ravenscroft School
  • RALEIGH, NC
  • Men's Basketball
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Alex Olander's Men's Basketball Recruiting Profile
Club:
Team Loaded
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
195
Age:
16
Prim. Position:
SG
Sec. Position:
SF
Points/Game
14
Free Throw %
78
Field Goal %
50
Rebounds/Game
10.5
Assists/Game
3.0
Wingspan
6 ft 4 in
Bench Press
250
Vertical Jump
36.5

Personal Statement

A 6'4 sophomore @ Ravenscroft, I‘m Alex Olander and started on our Varsity team.  We had a 22-game season in the NCISAA 4A Conference.  We began the year with a win over O'Neal.   We went on the a strong winning record and our Ravenscroft Varsity team went undefeated in the TISAC Conference again this year.  I earned 2nd Team All-Conference honors as a sophomore.  I had a very successful game in the John Wall Holiday Invitational with over 20 points, multiple steals and several rebounds.   Then, we had to stop play due to covid and returned mid January to continue our winning season.

This spring and summer, I was invited to play for Coach Jeremy Ellis and Team Loaded NC U16 on the  Adidas 3SSB Circuit.  We are currently undefeated in circuit play having won all games in both Indianapolis and Spartanburg.   We also won 5 games in Suwanee, Georgia to win the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions.   Tenacious on defense, I average 2-3 blocks a game and 3-4 steals in tournaments.  I think my intensity, will to win and relentlessness on defense sets me apart as a player.  My perimeter shooting has improved with each tournament.  I am transitioning to a small forward and now, a shooting guard after playing the 4 and 5 most of my life.

To further develop my skills, I train every day.  I participate in as many tournaments as possible to transfer skills to court and improve my basketball IQ.  I love basketball.  This summer, I plan to train @ IMG Academy in Florida and attend several college Elite Camps.

 I work hard academically striving for A's in every class.   Currently, I am taking three Honors Level classes as a sophomore and my first AP class.   My plan is to achieve a 4.0 or higher for the year.    I also serve on our school's Crucial Catch team to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.  We raised $37,000 this past fall for ACS and were recognized as the leading fundraising high school team in the country.  I am also volunteering to pack lunches and deliver lunches to churches and shelters in downtown Raleigh to provide food for the homeless population.

My athletic goal is to play for the most competitive basketball school possible at a college that also has very strong academics.  I will contribute an intense competitive edge to a collegiate team, be a leader on the court and work very hard in the classroom.  I have high standards for myself in both sports and academics.  

Hope you will consider me as a prospect for your program and come see me play in person.  Thank you for your consideration.

Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 2 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 2 years
  • 2021 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #22
  • Individual Awards:
    2nd Team All-Conference
  • Team Awards:
    Conference Champs
  • 2020 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #22
  • Season Schedule
  • 2019 Junior Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey:

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 4 seasons
  • 2022 Team Loaded (16U)
  • Notes: Team Loaded is a 3SSB Adidas team and is undefeated in circuit play! Team Loaded NC is coached by Jeremy Ellis, coach of Moravian Prep.
  • 2021 Team Thrill NC (Playing up in 2023 brackets)
  • Notes: Team Thrill NC is a competitive travel team comprised of mostly 2024 kids playing up against 2023 teams @ Phenom and Big Shots Tournaments. They were playing on the NYBL Circuit and Under Armor Circuit prior to the pandemic.
  • 2020 Team Loaded NC-BCT (Bull City Thunder) (U15)
  • Notes: Our Team Thrill NC team just became a Team Loaded NC team. We will play on the Adidas 3SSB Circuit with plans to begin in March 2020.
  • 2020 TLBA

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Kevin Billerman-Head Coach Varsity Basketball
  • Travel / Club Coach
  • Jeremy Ellis
  • High School Head Coach
  • Ned Gonet-Athletic Director/Head Football Coach
  • High School Head Coach
  • Brad Diefer

Additional Sports

  • Football
  • F
  • 1 Year
  • Varsity Team
  • Starting as Defensive End and Tight End as well as all Special Teams in first year of high school football. Alex took 2nd Team All Conference Honors in his first season with Ravenscroft Football.
  • Track
  • F
  • 1 Year
  • Varsity Team
  • Alex does high jump and long jump for Ravenscroft Varsity Track & Field team. Alex also ran in 4x100m and 4x200m events. Alex took 4 of our 5 gold medals in the Freshmen/Sophomore Division of our Ravens Relays Invitational Track Meet in April. Alex ear

Academics

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High School Information

High School:
Ravenscroft School
State:
NORTH CAROLINA
Enrollment:
1239

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Honors English 1 (9th) Honors Spanish II (9th) Honors Biology (9th) Honors English II (10th) Honors Spanish III (10th) Honors Chemistry (10th)
AP Classes:
Yes. AP Human Geography (10th) AP Biology (11th)
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Yes

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Head of School Honor Roll The National Society of High School Scholars
  • Activity
    • Crucial Catch Team ~Fundraiser for American Cancer Society~ *Leading fundraising school team in the country* Volunteer - Make and deliver lunches to shelters in downtown Raleigh who serve our homeless population Piano

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Statistics

Statistic 2020 Varsity Te
Points/Game 10.8
Season High Points 20 pts
Rebounds/Game 9
Season High Rebounds 16
Assists/Game 3
Season High Assists 5
Steals/Game 2
Blocks/Game 2
Free Throw Pct. 75%
Games Played 18
 

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