Strengths: At 6-foot-5, 185-pounds, he has very nice size and length at the shooting guard spot. This makes him able to play small forward, and sometimes power forward depending on the matchup. Overall, Olshevski is solid offensive player. He brings many offensive skill-sets to the table, including a reliable mid-range jumper and the ability to take his man off the dribble from the perimeter and finish at the basket. The junior guard is deceptively crafty when penetrating into the paint thanks to his footwork. Not only can he score when he gets inside, but he's also shown that he can make good/quick decisions with the ball by passing to a cutting teammate or spot-up shooter. He's proven to be aware of where his teammates are on the court. He makes a good impact on the boards and isn't shy about mixing it up amongst opposing frontcourt players. Does a good job running the floor and getting open in transition.
Weaknesses: 3-point shooting can improve. Opponents can often force him to put the ball on the floor because his 3-point shooting isn’t there yet. He is an improving all-around defender but there's still some things he can work on. Defending the opposing guards’ penetration is one of those things. He could also put his length to use more often and start to come up with more steals and blocks.
Overall: Olshevski is a talented player who can contribute to his team's success on offense in more ways than one. His mid-range jumper and ability to attack off the dribble and efficiently finish lay-ins makes him hard to stop. His physical build is also plus on both ends. Defensively, his height and length bothers shooters on the perimeter and gives him an advantage on the boards. He's a tough competitor and smart overall basketball player. Right now, Olshevski projects as a scholarship-level Division II talent.
Last updated: September 23, 2015