2020-21 Men's Basketball Roster

Olivier Sarr_headshot_2021

30 Olivier Sarr

  • Height
    7-0
  • Weight
    237
  • Class
    Senior
  • Position
    Forward
  • Hometown
    Bordeaux, France
  • High School
    INSEP
  • Prev School
    Wake Forest
  • Major
    Communication

Biography

2020-21

Senior: Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll member ... Declared for the 2021 NBA Draft following the season and will forgo his remaining collegiate eligibility ... Expected to graduate in May with a degree in communication … Tabbed to the SEC Community Service Team … One of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award, which honors student-athletes who excel in four core areas: character, competition, classroom and community service … One of three team captains … Played an important leadership role on a young team and was the only player to start in all 25 games … Concluded his senior season with 934 career points, 626 rebounds and 111 blocked shots … Averaged 10.8 points and 5.2 rebounds as a senior … Had a team-high-tying two games with 20 or more points … Notched a team-high three double-doubles on the season … Ranked third on the team in scoring and third in rebounding … Scored in double figures in 14 games, including nine of the final 12 games … Made a career-high 12 3-pointers on a career-best 46.2% clip … Also shot a career-high 79.1% (72 of 91) from the free-throw line … Dished out a career-high 32 assists … Led the team in blocks in eight games, rebounding four times, scoring in three games and in steals once … Scored 14 points with five rebounds in the SEC Tournament game against Mississippi State … Had 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting to go with three rebounds and a block in the regular-season finale rout of South Carolina … Totaled 15 points and made eight free throws at Ole Miss … Notched 10 points, seven rebounds, two assists and a block in the upset win at No. 19/20 Tennessee … Was also a perfect 6 of 6 at the free-throw line in that game … Recorded 10 points and matched a career-high with four blocks at Vanderbilt … Scored nine points and swatted four shots in the home victory over Auburn … Logged a double-double with 13 points, which included a career-high three 3-pointers, and 10 rebounds against Arkansas … Also dished out a career-high four assists in that game … Scored 14 points to go with five rebounds, a block, an assist and a steal at home against No. 11/10 Tennessee … Totaled 12 points and with a pair of steals at No. 9/8 Alabama … Poured in 13 points and added five boards in the victory over LSU … Scored a season-high 24 points behind a career-high 14 made free throws along with seven rebounds in the home win over Vanderbilt … Totaled 14 points, 12 rebounds, two blocks and a pair of 3-pointers in the double-overtime win over Mississippi State … Tallied 22 points with 11 made field goals, seven rebounds and three blocks against Notre Dame … Earned his first double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds against Richmond.
 

2019-20 (at Wake Forest)

Junior: All-Atlantic Coast Conference Third Team selection and runner-up for ACC Most Improved Player ... Appeared in 30 games, making 15 starts ... Missed one game due to injury ... Averaged 13.7 points and 9.0 rebounds per game ... Led the team with 11 double-doubles and 33 blocks ... Scored in double figures in 23 games ... Two-time ACC Player of the Week, becoming the 12th different Deacon to win it twice in a season ... Ended the season with six straight games in double figures, including 20 points and 13 rebounds vs. Pittsburgh in the finale ... Also tallied eight offensive rebounds in the game vs. Pitt, which tied a school ACC Tournament record ... Set career highs of 30 points and 17 rebounds vs. Notre Dame to become the third Deacon in the past 50 years to have a 30-and-15 game against an ACC opponent (John Collins, Rodney Rogers) ... Scored 25 points vs. No. 7 Duke ... Key road performances at No. 5 Louisville (16 points) and at Syracuse (15 points) ... Three straight double-doubles vs. Boston College, Clemson and Virginia in late January ... Wooden Legacy All-Tournament Team after averaging 17.0 points and 11.7 rebounds over three games ... Scored in double figures in seven straight games from Nov. 22 to Dec. 21, including five double-doubles ... Included in that stretch was a 21-point, 13-rebound outing vs. Arizona ... Scored 21 points and had eight rebounds vs. UNC Asheville ... Became first Deac since 2013-14 with first half double-double and finished with 14 points and 13 rebounds at Boston College.

2018-19 (at Wake Forest)

Sophomore: All-ACC Academic Team ... Appeared in 25 games, making 16 starts ... Averaged 6.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game ... Led the team with 25 blocks ... Scored in double figures in four games ... Missed the last six games of the season with an ankle injury ... Matched a career-high with 14 points at Notre Dame ... Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds vs. Boston College ... Had a career-high 14 points and nine rebounds vs. Charlotte ... Posted 12 points and nine rebounds vs. North Carolina A&T.

2017-18 (At Wake Forest)

Freshman: Appeared in 30 games off the bench after missing the season opener due to injury ... Averaged 3.2 points and 3.0 rebounds per game ... Second on the team with 21 blocks ... Had a season-high nine points at NC State and vs. Clemson ... Scored seven points with a season-high eight rebounds vs. No. 21 Tennessee ... Swatted a season-high three blocks vs. Quinnipiac and Notre Dame.

HIGH SCHOOL

Played at INSEP, France's National Institute of Sport ... Played for club teams CFBB, TOAC and Bouscat ... Averaged 7.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game for France at the 2017 FIBA U-18 European Championships ... ESPN Insider ranked him the top prospect at the 2017 FIBA U-18 European Championships ... Averaged 4.4 points and 4.0 rebounds per game for France at the 2016 FIBA U-17 World Championships ... Participated in Adidas Next Generation events in Europe in 2014, 2015 and 2016 ... Ranked a four-star recruit by Rivals and Scout.

PERSONAL

Born Feb. 20 ... Parents are Massar and Marie Sarr ... Has one brother, Alexandre ... Major is communication ... Chose his number because he has a 30-year age difference from his mother and his goddaughter was born July 30 ... Favorite basketball player is Hakeem Olajuwon ... Hobbies away from basketball include fishing, yoga, playing cards, reading, cooking and visiting with family and friends in France ... Also played soccer growing up ... Considers his fishing rod to be his most prized possession ... Can play the clarinet ... Chose Kentucky over Duke, Baylor, Florida State, Arizona State, Maryland and Purdue.

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