We will count down the remaining days until WCU basketball tips off at Wright State in Dayton, Ohio on November 7th. In this season's countdown, we will meet the coaches and team members as we countdown.
4 Days until Tip-off
#35 Yalim Olcay
Height/Weight: 6'8" 225
Hometown: Izmir, Turkey
High School: Spire Academy (Ohio)
2016-17 (Freshman): Appeared in 28 of WCU's 32 contests ... Made six starts ... Made collegiate debut against Miami in the season opener ... Started the next six games following the Miami contest ... Scored in double-figures once with a career-high 14 points against VMI (02/27) in the regular season finale ... Led or shared the team lead in rebounds twice ... Had a career-best nine rebounds against Wofford (01/28) ... Had five or more rebounds in six contests ... Knocked down a season-high four free throws against VMI (02/27) ... Appeared on the 2016-17 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
Prior to Western Carolina: Finished his prep career at Spire Academy in Geneva, Ohio ... Prior to Spire, attended Bornova Anadolu Lisesi in Turkey ... Was invited to the U16 national team camp and served as the team captain for his club team ... Averaged 12.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and just under an assist per game for his club program, Pinar Karsiyaka, at the U16 national championship ... As a junior and senior, his club was the number one ranked team in the city and placed seventh in the Turkish National Championship ... While at Spire, Olcay averaged 16 points, eight rebounds and three assists per game.
Courtesy WCU Athletics Media Relations
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