HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Bellevue (Wash.) High School in 2009 ... Played three years on the varsity ... Earned All-KinCo League honors as a senior after averaging eight points, five rebounds and two blocks ... A two-year team captain ... Team placed third in the state in 2009, was unbeaten in KinCo league play and was ranked in the nation's top 50 ... As a sophomore, he took part in a "People to People" basketball tour to Europe and was a youth sports ambassador while playing top European competition ... Earned scholar-athlete honors all four years.
PERSONAL: Born in Seattle, Wash. ... Son of Rod and Janice Olson ... Has one brother, Michael ... Majoring in business ... Playing in the Friends of Hoop AAU program, he had a chance to play against future NBA players Martell Webster, Spencer Hawes and Jon Brockman ... Chose Pepperdine because "I decided to be a person in a classroom instead of a number. The small classrooms and being able to create friendships with your professors is the best way to learn. In my opinion this is the best college campus in the world, it's so beautiful."
FAVORITES: Enjoys playing golf ... Favorite pro basketball player is Brandon Roy ... Favorite pro basketball team is the Oklahoma City Thunder ... Favorite movies are Bad Boys 2 and Top Gun ... Favorite TV show is Lost ... Favorite things about basketball are "the competition, creating relationships and winning."