Gbolahan’s enhanced play during the OBN tournament caught the eye of many, with Nigerian basketball scout Therealbuckets ranking the Oyo state’s prized prospect as a player to really watch out for. Placing him ahead of other prospect speaks a lot.

Therealbucket said, “Olanrewaju Gbolahan uses his basketball IQ to exploit the advantages his teammates creates for him. Following a successful display at Al-Farouq Ajiede Aminu Basketball camp showing in Ibadan, which Gbolahan claimed the prize as the best prospect during the camp. He also spent the ensuing summer focused on adding additional bulk to his body.

An offseason schedule crammed with weights, food, more food and sleep. When envisioning the peak version of Gbolahan, it’s easy to visualize the cerebral ball handler taking opponents off the bounce and also as a lead ball-handler its imperative he dials-up his efficiency off the catch. Considering him pegged the lead guard of his team, the strides made him as a more diverse scorer and it predict to hold him in good stead going forward.

Returning from the OBN tournament showcase, Gbolahan averaged 19.7 points, shooting 48.5% from the floor. The 17-year-old made it a point of emphasis to attack at all costs, trading jump shots for forays to the basket. Gbolahan having a refined perimeter stroke, as well as continue to improve inside the arc, there’s every reason to believe Gbolahan should be on the precipice of playing overseas.

Nkem Anthony
Basketball Scout