Men's Basketball


Brett  Olson
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Brett Olson


Highlands Ranch, Colo.

High School:
Highlands Ranch H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 185




Denver to Host North Dakota State on Senior Day

Game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports at 4 p.m. MT on Feb. 27


  • Started all 30 games.
  • All-Summit League Second Team.
  • Averaged 13.9 points a game
  • Earned the DU Floyd M. Theard Jr. Memorial Award as Most Valuable Player.
  • Set a career-high with eight rebounds against North Dakota State (March 7).
  • Set a career-high with eight assists against New Orleans (Nov. 30).
  • Made a career-high seven 3-pointers at South Dakota (Feb. 25).
  • Averaged 3.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists a game.
  • Finished ninth in the Summit League in points per game (13.9), fourth in assists (3.0), second in free-throw percentage (83.9), eighth in 3-point field goal percentage (.420) and second in minutes played (35.4).
  • Scored a season-high 27 points at South Dakota (Feb. 25).
  • Led team in scoring 12 times, assists 10 times and rebounds eight times.
  • Named preseason All-Summit League Player of the Year


  • DU's assistant captain.
  • Started all 31 games.
  • Averaged 14.5 points, 3.5 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game, while compiling a 1.8 assist-to-turnover ratio.
  • Shot 47.7 percent from the field, 43.9 percent from three-point range and 90.2 percent from the free throw line.
  • Seventh in the NCAA in free throw percentage, which also ranked sixth in Summit League single-season history.
  • Ranked first in The Summit League in free throw percentage and minutes played (36.8), third in three-pointers per game (2.2), fourth in three-point percentage, sixth in assists and assist-to-turnover ratio, seventh in scoring and 12th in steals.
  • Selected to the All-Summit League First Team.
  • Voted Summit League Athlete of the Month in December.
  • Earned Summit League Player of the Week on Dec. 16 and Feb. 10.
  • Scored a career-high 30 points against South Dakota (Feb. 8), while also setting a career best with six three-pointers.
  • Went a career-best 8-for-8 from the free throw line against South Dakota State (Jan. 30).
  • Matched a career-high with seven assists against Belmont (Dec. 17).
  • Set a career high with four steals against IUPUI (Jan. 18).
  • Named to All-Summit League Team, All-Summit League Nonconference Team.
  • Named to All-Summit League Team.
  • Selected as Summit League Player of the Week (Feb. 9).
  • Named to Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament Team.
  • Surpassed 1,000 career points at South Dakota State (Feb. 27), becoming the 34th player in DU history to do so.
  • Scored 20 or more points six times.
  • Led team in assists 13 times, scoring 12 times, rebounds six times, steals six times and blocked shots once.
  • Voted Preseason All-Summit League Second Team.
  • Earned the DU Floyd M. Theard Jr. Memorial Award as Most Valuable Player along with teammate Chris Udofia.


  • Started all 32 games.
  • All-WAC Third Team.
  • WAC Player of the Week (Jan. 21, Feb. 25).
  • WAC Player of the Week (Jan. 21).
  • Earned DU Vince Boryla '49 Pioneer Award.
  • WAC All-Academic Team.
  • All-WAC Fourth Team.
  • Averaged 11.4 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.
  • Shot 95.1 percent from the free throw line on 39-of-41 attempts.
  • Finished first in the WAC in three-point field goal percentage (.473), first in assist-turnover ratio (2.67) and seventh in minutes played (33.67).
  • Scored a career-high 22 points and dished out a career-high seven assists at Texas State (Feb. 2).
  • Recorded a career-high three blocks against Texas-Arlington (March 7).
  • Led team in scoring nine times.


  • Started all 31 games as a true freshman.
  • Averaged 7.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.
  • Shot 87.5 percent from the free throw line on 21-of-24 attempts.
  • Finished second in SBC in three-point field goal percentage (45.6), ninth in minutes played (31.9) and 10th in three-point field goals made per game (1.8).
  • Scored a career-high 20 points against Iona (Dec. 7) and knocked down a career-high five made three-pointers against Louisiana-Monroe (Feb. 18).
  • Recorded a career-high five assists twice.


  • Named Gatorade Player of the Year in Colorado as a senior.
  • Voted All-Colorado and All-State First Team as a senior.
  • Earned Continental Conference Player of the Year in his final season.
  • Two-time All-Conference First Team member.
  • Selected to Final Four All-Tournament team as a senior.
  • Two-time Highlands Ranch H.S. Scholar Athlete and three-time team MVP.
  • Led the Falcons to the Colorado 5A Semifinals and a 24-2 record as a senior.
  • High school teammates with fellow Pioneer Marcus Byrd.
  • Joint Effort Player of the Year.
  • Played club basketball for Next Level and Colorado Chaos.
  • Also played high school baseball.


  • Born August 18, 1992.
  • Son of Dan and Suzette.
  • Has one brother, Blake, and one sister, Brittany.
  • Chose DU because he liked the players and coaches and knew it was a basketball team on the rise, as well as Denver's academic reputation.
  • Served an internship with a wealth management company.
  • Hopes to help the Pioneers win conference championships and play in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Enjoys volunteering in community service through his school and church.
  • Finance major.



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