Elijah Olaniyi, a key rotation piece for Miami in the 2020-21 season, plans to transfer. Stadium’s Jeff Goodman was the first to report the news.
After scoring over 1,100 points during three seasons at Stony Brook, the 6-foot-5 Olaniyi transferred to Miami last May.
During Olaniyi’s one season with the Hurricanes, he started 18 games, while averaging 10.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. Olaniyi made 21 3-pointers this season (26.3 3P%); he’s a versatile piece and a good athlete.
Miami’s Elijah Olaniyi is transferring, source told @Stadium Averaged 10.5 points and 5.1 boards this past season. Was previously at Stony Brook.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 25, 2021
Olaniyi is the third Miami player to transfer out of the program over the last two months; freshmen forwards Matt Cross (Louisville) and Earl Timberlake also departed.