Oglesby Shines in FIBA Under 20 European Championships

Oglesby Shines in FIBA Under 20 European Championships

Aug. 11, 2008

Rising sophomore guard Terrence Oglesby spent the past week playing for Norway in the FIBA Under 20 European Championships. Oglesby, who was born in Norway and is a citizen of the country as well as the United States, was the leading scorer in Division B at the tournament at 24.4 points per game. The tournament was held August 2-10 in Romania.

Oglesby led the Norwegians to a 3-5 overall record and 11th-place finish out of 19 teams. Not only did he lead the Division in scoring, but he also was the tournament leader in three-point goals per game (3.8) and free throws made per game (5.1). Oglesby also contributed 3.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. He shot 40 percent on three-point goals and 45 percent overall.

On August 2, Oglesby opened the tournament in fine fashion against Finland. He poured in a tournament-high 32 points in 33 minutes of action. On August 6, he scored 29 points against the Czech Republic on 4-10 three-point shooting and 9-12 free throws. He added eight rebounds in that contest.

Oglesby scored 21 points and added seven assists against Austria on August 9. He made a tournament-high five three-point baskets in that contest. He contributed 20 points in just 20 minutes of play in a dominating win over Ireland. He also collected five steals in that game. He finished strong on Sunday with 22 points in 18 minutes as Norway routed Hungary, a team featuring a pair of 7-footers.

“It was a great experience, one I really enjoyed,” said Oglesby, who scored at least 20 points in all eight games played. “I thought we competed well, despite having a disadvantage in size in most games. The skill level of the players was incredible, everyone here can play the game.”

Oglesby has had a busy summer. He spent time training in Houston, TX with John Lucas and also trained in Atlanta, GA for the second straight summer. He played in a summer league in Knoxville, TN as well. He earned honorable mention for the ACC’s All-Freshman team at Clemson in 2007-08 after averaging 10.5 points per game.