University of Iowa Athletics

Gabriel Olaseni

Height 6-10
Weight 225 lbs.
Class Freshman
Hometown London, England
High School Sunrise Christian Academy
Gabriel Olaseni - Men's Basketball - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item — Increased scoring, rebounding, and blocked shots averages each season since his rookie year… finished his career ranked fifth in blocked shots at Iowa (141)… his 54 blocks in 2015 rank 10th best in school single-season history… scored in double figures 22 career times… posted six career double-doubles… career 51 percent shooter from the field… averaged 9.7 points in Iowa’s six-game 2013 European summer tour… his 36 blocks in 2013 rank as the third-most ever in a single-season by a Hawkeye sophomore… his 43 blocks in 2014 rank as the sixth-most ever in a single-season by an Iowa junior.

2014-15 Honors — Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year… shared the team’s Defensive Player of the Year award with Jarrod Uthoff… 2014-15 — Team co-captain… played in all 34 games… started the only game of his career on `Senior Day’ with his family from London in attendance… ranked second among Big Ten reserves in scoring (8.1)… Iowa was 10-2 this season when Olaseni reaches double figures in scoring… his 11 offensive rebounds in Iowa’s game at Purdue (Jan. 24) mark the first time a Hawkeye had 10+ offensive boards in a game since Ryan Bowen in 1997… posted a career-high 18 points off the bench in back-to-back games (Nebraska & Michigan State)… posted two double-doubles this season (North Dakota State and Alcorn State)… rejected 54 shots as a senior, which ranks 10th in school single-season history… reached double figures 12 times this season… blocked 4+ shots in five games (Hampton, Northern Illinois, Longwood, North Florida, and Penn State)… ranked seventh in the Big Ten in blocks (1.6)… posted 12 points, seven rebounds and blocked a game-high four shots in opening win over Hampton… tallied a team-high 14 points and snagged a season-high 11 rebounds in win over North Dakota State… netted 10 points, rejected four shots and snagged five rebounds vs. Northern Illinois — the same day of learning of his father’s passing in London (Nov. 26)… scored 10 points and denied a season-high five shots in win over Longwood… grabbed five rebounds and had seven points in victory at #12 North Carolina… scored 15 points, and led the team in rebounds (7) and blocked shots (3), in win over UMBC… recorded sixth double-double of his career, scoring 12 points and grabbing a game-best 10 rebounds in win over Alcorn State… rejected a game-best three shots vs. #13 Iowa State… blocked a game-high four shots and scored nine points in Iowa’s win over North Florida… posted career bests in scoring (18), and free throws made (12) and attempted (13) in Iowa’s home win over Nebraska… tallied 18 points, bolstered by 8-of-9 shooting from the foul line, vs. Michigan State… grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds, 11 on the offensive glass, and scored nine points at Purdue… netted 12 points in home game vs. #5 Wisconsin… rejected a game-high three shots in home game vs. Minnesota… had 12 points and six rebounds in win over Rutgers… registered nine points in win at Nebraska… scored eight points in victory over Illinois… tallied 12 points, bolstered by 8-of-8 at the free throw line, to go along with seven rebounds in overtime win at Penn State… posted 13 points and a team-best eight rebounds in win at Indiana… tied a UI Big Ten Tournament record with five blocked shots, while also scoring six points and grabbing seven rebounds, in first round game vs. Penn State… registered six points, six rebounds, and a game-best three blocks in NCAA Tournament win over Davidson… letterwinner.

2013-14 — Saw action in all 33 games… led team and ranked second in the Big Ten in offensive rebounds (2.5)… grabbed 16.8 percent of offensive rebounds available, which ranked sixth best in the country… one of only four players in the country (minimum 160 rebounds) with more offensive rebounds (82) than defensive (81)… posted single-season bests in scoring, blocked shots, rebounding and assists… netted double figures nine times… ranked first among Big Ten reserves in blocked shots and ninth overall (1.3)… posted four double-doubles to share for the team lead and rank first among Big Ten reserves (Xavier, Fairleigh Dickinson, Northwestern and Illinois)… made 10 of his last 13 free throw-attempts (.769) over a span of the last eight games… rejected at least three shots seven times… blocked a season-high five shots, while also scoring eight points and grabbing seven rebounds in win over UNC Wilmington… had eight points and six rebounds in victory over Penn… averaged eight boards and 5.3 points, while shooting .909 (10-11) percent from the free-throw line in Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament … made a career-high eight free throws (nine attempts) and grabbed a personal-best 11 rebounds in win over Xavier… tallied nine points and cleared five rebounds in win over Notre Dame… posted eight points and six rebounds at #4 Wisconsin… scored 12 points and snagged a team-high seven rebounds, six offensive, in home win over Minnesota… posted career bests in scoring (15), rebounding (12), and free throws made (9) and attempted (10) in win at Illinois… had 14 points and cleared six rebounds in home game vs. #25 Ohio State… rejected a game-high three shots to go along with nine points and four rebounds in home win over #10 Michigan… scored 10 points and controlled four rebounds in home game vs. Wisconsin… posted six points, grabbed seven rebounds and denied two shots in win over Purdue… had six points and four rebounds in home game vs. Illinois… grabbed eight rebounds vs. Northwestern at Big Ten Tournament… letterwinner.

2012-13 Honors — Earned the team’s Most Improved Player Award. 2012-13 — Played in 38 games… posted season bests in every statistical category… ranked 12th in Big Ten blocks (1.0)… made first 15 free throw attempts… posted season best numbers in every statistical category… grabbed seven rebounds or more four times… averaged four blocks in Iowa’s last two regular-season games (Illinois and Nebraska)… snagged seven rebounds in opening win vs. UTPA… scored eight points in win against South Dakota, and snagged nine rebounds… scored four points, grabbed four rebounds and blocked two shots in victory over UNI… posted career bests in rebounding (10) and blocked shots (4) to go along with six points in victory over South Carolina State… netted a career-high 14 points, grabbed seven boards and rejected two shots in win over Coppin State.. had eight points in road game at #2 Michigan… scored four points in each of the two contests in the B1G tourney… rejected a career-high seven shots, which tie for seventh in school history, in win over Illinois… blocked a game-high three shots and dished out a career-best three assists in home victory over Nebraska… letterwinner.

2011-12 — Saw action in 18 games as a reserve… averaged 1.4 points and 1.2 rebounds… scored eight points and corralled four rebounds in win over Chicago State… grabbed five rebounds and had an assist in win over Northern Illinois… made his only field goal attempt and grabbed one rebound in win over IPFW… equaled a career best with eight points, on 4-of-5 field goal attempts, and tallied a career high with three blocks in win over Central Arkansas… notched two points and two blocks at #16 Indiana… collected a career-high two steals at Penn State… recorded four points, two rebounds and a block against #8 Michigan State in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal game… letterwinner.

High School — Averaged 10.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 4.2 blocks and 1.2 assists in 28 games his senior year… shot at a 72% clip from the field… helped Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas to the National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) Division I national title… an NACA All-American… tabbed the Defensive MVP of the national tournament… also recognized on the Colby Orange and Black All-Tournament team.

Personal — Born 12/29/1991… parents are Benson and Yvette Olaseni… siblings include Folasade, Bamidele and Baderinna… high school coach was Kyle Linstead.

Career Bests

Points: 18, 2x, last vs. Michigan State, 1/8/15
Rebounds: 16 at Purdue, 1/24/15
FGM: 6, 2x, last vs. UM-Baltimore County 12/6/14
FGA: 10, 2x, last at Purdue, 1/24/15
FTM: 12 vs. Nebraska, 1/5/15
FTA: 13 vs. Nebraska, 1/5/15
Assists: 3 vs. Nebraska, 3/9/13
Steals: 2, 3x, last at Minnesota, 2/25/14
Blocks: 7 vs. Illinois, 3/5/13
Minutes: 29 vs. Xavier, 11/28/13