Olivier-Paul Betu
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Montreal, Canada

High School:
Worcester Academy (Mass.) '12

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 175

Position:
G

Major:
Organizational Studies

WORCESTER ACADEMY: Earned three varsity letters for postsecondary program in Massachusetts... Averaged 15.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg in 2010-11 after scoring 18.0 ppg. in 2009-10 and 16.0 ppg. in 2008-09... Was regarded as one of the top players among New England Prep Schools by ESPN Recruiting Nation... The outlet ranked him 11th-best player in region's class of 2012... Grew up in Canada and was ranked fourth among guards and 18th among all players in Canada's class of 2012... Earned nomination to the 2011 Phase I All Canada Classic, a showcase for the country's top high school players.

PERSONAL: Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo... Majoring in organizational studies... Parents are Brice Betu Kumesu and Perpètue Ndomba... Raised in Canada and is fluent in French... Once scored 55 points in a game and also dunked over a 6-foot-10 player... Title of his autobiography would be "Good isn't Enough: The Story of Olivier Betu"... Father was a boxer and his mother played soccer... Would like to see basketball's three-second rule abolished... Favorite facility he's played in was Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium... Non-sports hero is Nelson Mandela... Would by his mother a house if he won a million dollars... Would compete in track and field if not playing basketball... Advice to youngsters is to stay confident and humble.