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Herald Super 6er Oliver to sit out rest of year, transfer out of Crisp County after season

Nasheema Oliver, a 6-foot-2 Herald Super 6er, was averaging 16.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, as well as 2.7 blocked shots a game, when she was kicked off the Crisp County team recently following a fallout with the coach.

Nasheema Oliver, a 6-foot-2 Herald Super 6er, was averaging 16.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, as well as 2.7 blocked shots a game, when she was kicked off the Crisp County team recently following a fallout with the coach.

CORDELE — Crisp County girls basketball star Nasheema Oliver will not be returning to the team or the school next year.

Oliver, who was kicked off the Crisp County girls basketball team after an on-court incident with her coach during last week’s game against Worth County, will not be returning, according to her father, who spoke exclusively to The Herald on Wednesday night about his daughter’s dismissal.

Greg Oliver said his daughter, a Herald Super 6er and one of the most recruited juniors in Georgia, had a meeting with Crisp County coach Barrett Wilkes after the incident and was asked to sign a contract stating she would sit out two games in order to be able to return to the team. She refused to sign the contract, and Greg told The Herald his daughter will not be playing at Crisp County — this year or in the future.

“We are going to sit out the rest of the year,’’ he said. “We are going to find another home. We are going to move.’’

Oliver said his daughter is going to prepare for the upcoming AAU season, and then find another high school to play for her senior year.

“She plays for Atlanta Metro (AAU team) and she travels to California for games, and that’s where a lot of (college) scouts see her play,’’ said Greg, who added that his daughter has received hundreds of letters from colleges. “You know one of those big 55-gallon trash cans? I can fill up one of those with the letters she has gotten from colleges.’’

Almost every big-time program in the nation has shown interest in Nasheema, a 6-foot-2 center who is averaging 16.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. She is also averaging 2.7 blocked shots a game.

“Georgia, Florida State, Florida, Notre Dame, Duke, Alabama, Auburn, Louisville, LSU have all come to see her play,’’ Greg said. “My daughter is not a trouble child. I raised six children and none of them have been trouble. She has had to put up with all that drama. She won’t be going back.’’

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 11 months ago

She won't like the discipline in college sports even worser

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Sherwood_Eagle_Alum 1 year, 11 months ago

Exactly! See if Pat Summit or Geno Aureima put up with her crap.

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hotdog 1 year, 11 months ago

We don't know what exactly happened so perhaps we should refrain from discussing what she will or won't like Mr Ealum

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 11 months ago

wrong again, hotdot. How does it feel to wallow in ignorance day in and day out?

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dominiquedamac 1 year, 11 months ago

Ummm....did you read the article? I believe the coach and the young lady is wrong. You are not bigger than the team and you need to respect your coach no matter what.

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FlunkyMonkey 1 year, 11 months ago

Regardless of who did what to whom, she is NOT putting her team first. She is acting like a Tim Teebow--my way or the highway but you can beg me to stay adn I might consider it. I would not want this young lady (or her parents) on any team I was coaching. This has bad attitude written all over it.

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options1 1 year, 11 months ago

What lesson is the dad teaching the child? She had an altercation with the coach, and she was to be suspended for two games. That's called discipline. She returns in time for the playoffs and she learns a little humility. Instead, he shows her that if she disagrees with something, the answer is to quit and run. Way to go dad. You know there is more to life than sports. What if she gets injured on this great AAU team and I'm hoping she doesn't? Are the colleges going to be knocking down your door then? How about teaching her how to take responsibility for her actions and be successful without basketball.

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dmyers80 1 year, 11 months ago

The father doesn't realize that he just hurt his daughter more than he thought he was helping... Now all those college recruiters are going to think." She must have dine something VERY bad that the coach would put one of the best players in the state off the team". If she was wrong why not just let her sit out the 2 games instead of the rest of the season ... Now she is already looked out as a problem by colleges!! YOU dropped the ball DAD!!!

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 11 months ago

Bingo! Couldn't have said it better myself! The last thing a college coach wants is a known trouble maker with a whining parent on the team.

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dominiquedamac 1 year, 11 months ago

She is still going to play for a Division 1 school. She is going to transfer to another school and play. The girl is 6 foot 2, hell, she will be playing for some college in the future with a full scholarship.

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dmyers80 1 year, 11 months ago

If she transfers she has to sit out a season, per GHSA rules... OK now were not talking about high school at Division 1 schools they grow 6'2 girls on trees, I'm willing to bet that what ever d1 school she ends up at they will have a 6'2 who is just as good or better ,this goes way further than just basketball, this was a great chance to teach her about life, instead dad turned it into a public spectacle, and for the life of me I still cant figure out how is missing the rest of the season better than missing two games. They had better get their story together because I can promise that they are gonna have to answer the question "why were you dismissed from the team?" or "why did you quit?"

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dominiquedamac 1 year, 11 months ago

If she transfers to a school in Georgia...she don't have to sit out a year. That rulle is for players that move in Georgia and they came from out of state. There are not that many 6 foot 2 girls in the world and you know that.

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dmyers80 1 year, 11 months ago

There aren't that many 6'2 girls in this small region... Look at the D1 college rosters, all of the premiere programs have at least 4 girls 6'2 or taller. They aren't limited to one county like high schools, they can recruit all over the country.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 11 months ago

Wouldn't it be best to humble yourself, apologize, run a few laps, sit out a couple of games, and learn an important life lesson that will help you the rest of your life, especially if you intend to go to college to play where they won't put up with your baby crap and maybe even get a college degree in the process?

Yes, it would. Everybody has a boss throughout their entire lives. It's best to learn early in life that you are not the center of the Universe and you are not God, either.

Otherwise you might go through life with a chip on your shoulder and think everybody owes you something. Who wants that??

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dmyers80 1 year, 11 months ago

Exactly... And in college they are paying your way through school to play basketball, so coach is going to get his way or no scholarship for you!

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