Oliver Enjoying Break-Out Year in San Jose

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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - As he sat in the stands at the Events Center a little more than a year ago, San Jose State's Adrian Oliver looked around and saw mostly empty seats.

It was all the prodding Oliver needed to persuade him to transfer from Washington.

Oliver says he wanted to be part of something special.

It's taken some time but the Spartans and Oliver are finally starting to matter in San Jose after years of indifference.

Oliver is in the midst of one of the best seasons in school history while helping lift the Spartans out of obscurity at the same time.

He leads the Western Athletic Conference and is tied for eighth in the country in scoring at 23.3 points a game while his 468 total points are already the ninth-most for one season in school history.