Senior Bola Olaniyan has been released from his scholarship at Southern Illinois, the school announced this week.
Olaniyan was one of the most improved players in the Missouri Valley last season. The 6-foot-7 center averaged 7.8 points and 8.8 rebounds. He also led the team with a 56.6 field-goal percentage.
Southern Illinois finished 22-10 last season and 11-7 in the MVC. The Salukis also lose top scorer Anthony Beane but return their next three leadings scorers, including versatile forward Sean O’Brien.