I first heard about this Thursday, but now there’s a short story in the Long Beach Post about the All-American from Long Beach Poly:
Then there are these posts from the USChoops message board, making allegations about former Coach Mark Trakh’s supposed disappointment in Oliver’s performance at the McDonald’s All-American game April 1:
(I doubt that even if Trakh hadn’t liked her play during the game that he would have said anything to a stranger about it, much less wanted to rescind her scholarship because of it).
Of course speculation is that there will be an “exodus” of commits now that Trakh is gone and with the rumored possibility of Michael Cooper taking the job. But a source within the Long Beach Poly community, where Oliver hails from, told me yesterday that the 6-foot-3 center didn’t have the grades to be accepted into USC.
For now, I’m waiting for an announcement as to whether Oliver is gone or not.