Prospect Spotlight: 2019 Olivier Nkamhoua


Posted On: 06/13/18 8:16 AM

Last year 2019 Olivier Nkamhoua of Richard Montgomery was forced to sit out due to a broken tibia. This summer he is close to 100 percent and has been one of the breakout players in the Capitol Hoops Summer League. Right now he is standing at about 6’7 and is a versatile player that can shoot the ball but also get to the basket if his shot is not falling. He does a good job of attacking the glass and fighting for second chance opportunities. His long arms allows him to stretch out and play good defense. I would love to see more schools closer on the low to mid major level reach out to Olivier.  

As mentioned above, last year was very tough for Olivier as he was forced to sit out due to a broken tibia, “I feel like every game I am getting my instincts back and my game is getting even better than it was before the injury happened.”

On the AAU circuit he is playing with 6th Man and he talked to us about how that is going, “We have had some tough losses but we have also had some good wins and we are a very new team, like none of us have ever played together so we are building a good team chemistry and starting to slowly improve and build a good structure.”

Improvement is the major goal this summer for Nkamhoua, ”I just want to improve, I need to make sure that both of my legs are even stronger than what they were and make sure no more injuries are going to happen which means getting stronger, more physical, get faster, smarter at the game, get my shot better and get ready for my senior season.”

In my opinion Olivier is one of the more underrated players in our area and know for a fact he could benefit a college program one day. He feels the same way too and talked about what he could bring to a college program.  

“I feel like I can fit into any type of system and just be one of those guys that can score when I am needed to score and be up when it is needed to be up and just really be a really strong role player. I can be a leader if it is needed, like any type of role that is available, I will be happy to take it and just give it my all and do my absolute best.”