Olivier-Paul Betu
Olivier-Paul  Betu


Montreal, Canada

High School:
Worcester Academy (Mass.) '12

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 175


Organizational Studies


Aggies Return Home to Host CSUN, UC Irvine

UC Davis seeks season split against Matadors, faces Anteaters for the first time this season


Aggies Prep for Central Coast Challenge

Men's hoops hits the road for games at Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara this week


Aggies End Three-Game Homestand Against Hawai'i

Matchup against the Rainbow Warriors is the lone game scheduled this week for UC Davis


Aggies Turn Tables in Second Half for 69-61 Win

UC Davis shoots 61 percent from the field after halftime to pick up first Big West win


Second-Half Surge Leads to an 80-74 Victory

All nine UC Davis players that saw action against Air Force scored; Aggie bench dominates Falcons reserves

2013-14:Finished with a career-high four steals (of his team's seven) and recorded at least three steals for the second consecutive game vs. Cal State Fullerton (1/18)...Earned a career-high three assists vs. UC Riverside (1/16)...Grabbed a career-high four rebounds and dished two assists at Long Beach State (1/11); also earned his first steal of the season that afternoon...Recorded one rebound at Cal State Northridge (1/9)...Scored another three points and collected one rebound vs. Simpson (1/2)...Chipped in three points on a field goal and free throw vs. Air Force (12/21)...Connected on 3 of 4 free throw attempts at Seattle (12/2) to set a new career high...Also tied his career high for the fourth time with two assists at Seattle

2012-13: Grabbed three rebounds in his first game as an Aggie vs. Northern Arizona (11/18).... Scored his first points in a UC Davis uniform, and finished with one rebound vs. Eastern Washington (12/17)....

Olivier-Paul Betu with ethnomusicology professor Sarah Lappas outside the Buehler Alumni & Visitors Center

Finished with two points, one rebound and one assist, all season highs, vs. Pacific (1/5)... Scored a season-high five points on a season-high two field goals, including his first three-point basket scored as an Aggie vs. Cal Poly (1/5)... Also earned a season-high two assists and one steal against the Mustangs... Scored four points on a three-point shot and a free throw, and finished with two rebounds vs. UC Riverside (1/26)... Recorded a season-high two steals at Pacific (2/2)... Tied his season high with two steals and recorded two assists at UCSB (2/7)... Blocked his first shot as an Aggie at Cal Poly (2/9)... Scored two points, recorded one steal, assist and rebound at UC Riverside (2/28).

WORCESTER ACADEMY: Earned three varsity letters for postsecondary program in Massachusetts... Averaged 15.1 ppg and 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 the 11th-best player in that 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 buy his mother a house if he won a million dollars... Would compete in track and field if he did not play basketball... Advice to youngsters is to stay confident and humble.

Year G-GS FG-FGA/Pct. 3FG-FGA/Pct. FT-FTA/Pct. Rebs. A Blk. Stl. Pts. Avg.
2012-13 24-1 8-19/.421 2-8/.250 3-7/.429 15 11 1 7 21 0.9
2013-14 22-2 5-13/.385 0-6/.000 7-12/.583 17 19 0 6 17 0.8
Totals 46-3 13-32/.406 2-14/.143 10-19/.526 32 30 1 13 38 0.83