RECORDS & AWARDS
July 21, 2012Richmond High School
When Joe Luce talks about Bola Olaniyan, the Richmond basketball coach often gets right to the point about just what makes the 6-foot-8 big man such a special player.
Luce doesn’t focus on Olaniyan’s obvious physical gifts, or the tremendous potential he has in the post.
He talks about the work ethic — in the classroom and on the court — that turned the Richmond graduate into a Division I prospect.
Olaniyan committed to Southern Illinois on Friday after playing just one year with the Red Devils.
“I just think the story for Bola is hard work,” Luce said.