Recent UB graduate Jarod Oldham will join his teammates Javon McCrea and Joshua Freelove as an international basketball player. McCrea went to Germany, Freelove to Colombia, and Oldham has signed on in Cyprus to play.
The point guard saw only spot minutes during his freshman year because then UB coach Reggie Witherspoon made a habit out of keeping the workload light for new players. Even with the sparse minutes Oldham impressed.
Then in 2011-2012 he stepped into Coach Reggie Witherspoon's guard rotation in and saw a huge jump in his rebounding numbers, as he always seemed to vacuum up longer rebounds and loose balls, knowing exactly where to be in transition or when the play broke down. His points per game were low that season but his assist to turnover ratio was one of the best in the conference.
The next season, 2012-2013, Oldham added a scoring touch. He was shooting 35.7% from beyond the arc and 39% when he was felled by injury towards the end of the non conference slate.
Coming back for his Senior year Oldham had the opportunity to work with legendary Duke point guard Bobby Hurley. Hired to replace Witherspoon Hurley kept Oldham as a critical piece of his starting rotation along with McCrea, Freelove, and Will Regan.
When the season was over Oldham was averaging 30 minutes per game and shooting better than 40% from the field. His free throw percentage was up over 73%.
This week Oldham signed with ETHA Engomi, a member of the Cypriot Championship league. It's a 72 year old Club that did not win their first championship until 2011. Since then they have won 2 championships (1 Cypriot Cup and 1 Cypriot SuperCup). The team plays in the nearly 7,000 seat Tassos Papadopoulos Eleftheria Indoor Hall.
Good luck to Jarod, it's been a pleasure watching you play!