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.’’