Brian Oliver transfers to Seton Hall


Former Georgia Tech swingman Brian Oliver announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he is transferring to Seton Hall.

The move became official Thursday. Oliver, a 6-foot-6, 220-pounds native of Glassboro, N.J., will have to sit out this coming season and then would have two years of eligibility with the Pirates.

Oliver averaged 10.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 28 minutes per game last season for the Yellow Jackets.

He was the team's third-leading scorer and fourth-leading rebounder. Oliver elected to transfer after Georgia Tech fired coach Paul Hewitt and hired Brian Gregory.

"Going to SETON HALL for the rest of my college days ... just made it official ... happy to be home!" read Oliver's tweet announcing his decision.

Oliver can shoot from long range -- he connected on 99 3-pointers in his two seasons as a Yellow Jacket. He also is capable of big scoring games against quality competition -- he had a season-high 32 points against Syracuse back on Nov. 27.

Kieran Darcy covers college sports for ESPNNewYork.com.