LONG ISLAND (Jan. 26, 2019) – The Long Island Nets, the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, have acquired guard Kevin Olekaibe from the available player pool.
Olekaibe (6’2”, 180) was previously acquired by Long Island on Dec. 30 due to a roster hardship exception granted by the NBA G League. He appeared in one LI Nets game on Jan. 2 vs. Erie before being waived on Jan. 4.
Prior to joining Long Island, Olekaibe appeared in 96 career NBA G League games over four seasons (2014-18) with the Canton Charge, averaging 6.8 points and 2.2 rebounds in 17.6 minutes per game. During the 2017-18 season, he recorded career-high averages of 9.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.3 steals in 23.1 minutes per contest. The 26-year-old played three collegiate seasons (2010-13) for Fresno State and spent his senior season (2013-14) at UNLV.