At 18-17, the Robert Morris Colonials shocked a few people last season, as they finished with an above .500 record, going 11-7 in conference play as well. Even more interesting? They did that without a single player above 6’8″. Now, as the Colonials return a decent amount of production from a year ago, they bring in incoming freshman Ngonadi Olisa, originally from Nigeria. At 6’9″, Olisa can definitly help out in the paint, as Robert Morris hopes to have even more success this season at a potential NCAA Tournament berth. We had the chance to sit down with Olisa for his thoughts on the upcoming season.
ME: As an incoming freshman at Robert Morris, what have been the adjustments you’ve made on your game so far this summer?
OLISA: I have enjoyed my summer so far here at Robert Morris. There has been great improvement sin my game since my arrival to Robert Morris. Some of the adjustments that I have made has been low post moves, finishing at the rim, and my mid range.
ME: Why did you choose to play at Robert Morris?
OLISA: I chose Robert Morris because Robert Morris made it clear to me that they wanted me to be a part of their family. Also, I loved the coach and coaching staff. You can’t forget the players, they made a big impact on me.
ME: What are your expectations for your freshman season?
OLISA: I would love to lead the conference in blocked shots and rebounding.
ME: Robert Morris had a fairly successful season at 18-17 last year. How do you look to help continue that success?
OLISA: My contribution will solely be to make this a better defensive team.
ME: How would you describe your offensive and defensive skillsets?
OLISA: I rebound offensively and defensively well. My offensive game consists of low post moves and a mid range jump shot.
ME: For people who don’t know you personally, how would you describe yourself?
OLISA: I’m pretty much outgoing and funny.