Jeremy Olsen is coming off a career year at Collins Hill High School in Suwanee, Georgia and he is hoping to close out his last go round on the AAU circuit with just as much success.
"I thought I did pretty well this year. I thought I could have scored a little better but I broke the school record for rebounding average and the total career and season blocks this year," Olsen said.
The junior big man averaged 14.8 points and 10.4 rebounds this season. Olsen also helped Collins Hill double its win total from last year from 10 to 20.
"I thought I got better at running the floor. Last year I couldn't really do that as well as I did this year. I thought I did a lot better at rebounding and blocking shots and not fouling while doing it.
"My freshman year I was 180. My sophomore year I was 200. My junior year I'm not at 220," Olsen said. "It helped a lot because when I was younger I was getting pushed around. Now I'm usually the biggest guy on the floor."
Olsen said he is has offers from Tulane, Providence, Xavier, Notre Dame, Utah, BYU, Auburn and Ole Miss and has received interest from Stanford, South Florida, Georgia, Clemson and Iowa this year.
Utah, Notre Dame, Xavier, BYU, Stanford, South Florida, Tulane and Alabama had all been out to see him play this year. He has returned the favor and visited Xavier (twice), Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Utah and BYU. Olsen said he plans on visiting Notre Dame soon, too.
Of all of the schools looking hard at him, Olsen said three stand out the most.
"Xavier, Notre Dame and Utah, I definitely like those three a lot. I like the way that they play. I think I could definitely fit into what they do. I think I fit into each of them. I'm still wide open though.
"I want to play for a winning program that I can get playing time in. Education is going to be big, too."
With a number of schools in hot pursuit, Olsen said he hopes to focus in on the task at hand this spring and summer.
"I gotta go out there and play as hard as I can because it is my last AAU season," Olsen said. "I want to help our team win everything we can. I feel like we are one of the top teams in the nation."