Olah Set To Make It Official

PurpleWildcats.com Publisher
Posted Apr 23, 2012


More than a year after giving his verbal commitment, Alex Olah will fax in his national letter of intent on Tuesday, officially becoming a Northwestern Wildcat.

A complication prevented Alex Olah from faxing his letter of intent to Northwestern in November. After months of waiting, Olah will fax in his completed letter on Tuesday. He's thrilled to make it official.

"I'm really excited," Olah said to PurpleWildcats.com. "I think and I know NU is the best place for me to be in. Academically and basketball-wise."

Olah gave Northwestern his verbal commitment on April 13th, 2011, along with AAU teammate Milos Kostic, now a junior. NU assistant coach Ivan Vujic led the recruitment for the two European products.

However, Olah faced an issue when National Signing Day came in November. His parents, based in Romania, were unable to return the document after reviewing what it entailed.

"It was frustrating, but I couldn't do anything," Olah said. "I got the letter of intent too late and my parents were not comfortable to sign wthout looking more carefully over the letter. You know, like any other parent, they wanted to make sure that everything it's alright and that we are making the right choice."

Olah has possession of the completed letter, and will fax it to Northwestern coaches on Tuesday, officially making him a Wildcat.

"I love the coaching staff, the players are just amazing," Olah said. "I can see myself improving and one day going to play professional basketball -- either NBA or Europe."

Chris Emma has covered college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports since 2009. He covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers for Big Red Report, and currently covers the Northwestern Wildcats and Chicago Cubs.
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