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John Oates

Harriman, NY

High School:
Don Bosco Prep (NJ)

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 255



Boston College at #10 Duke

Boston College at #10 Duke


MBB vs. Maryland

Boston College 73, #23 Maryland 62 - December 10, 2006


Men's Basketball vs. Vermont

Boston College vs. Vermont - November 13, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)


  • Played in and started 31 games; played an average of 21.1 minutes per game; missed two games (against Kansas and Duquesne) because of a left foot injury.
  • Averaged 4.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game; averaged 3.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game in ACC contests.
  • Scored in double figures five times.
  • Grabbed five or more rebounds in each of 11 games; was credited with a season-best eight rebounds in each of three games.
  • Led or tied for the team lead in rebounding four times, in steals twice and in blocked shots twice.
  • Recorded seven points and six rebounds in the ACC opener, a home victory over Maryland (12/10).
  • Posted four points and eight rebounds at NC State (1/6).
  • Scored 12 points in a win at Wake Forest (1/9); shot 7-for-7 from the foul line.
  • Notched 11 points in a non-league win over Hartford (1/31).
  • Recorded 10 points and five rebounds at Miami (2/7).
  • Totaled five points, seven rebounds and two assists against Duke (2/14).
  • Tallied seven points and a team-high six rebounds against North Carolina (2/17); scored seven of the team's first 10 points.
  • Scored a season-high 14 points against Miami in the quarterfinal round of the ACC Tournament in Tampa, Fla. (3/9); contributed four points and a team-high eight rebounds against North Carolina the next day.
  • Registered 11 points (3-for-4 treys) and seven rebounds in the team's NCAA Tournament first-round win over Texas Tech (3/15); scored all of his points in the first half.


  • Played in and started all 36 games; played an average of 15.0 minutes per game.
  • Averaged 3.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.7 blocked shots per game; averaged 2.7 points, 1.4 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game in ACC contests.
  • Scored in double figures once; grabbed double-digit rebounds once.
  • Grabbed five or more rebounds in each of five games.
  • Led or tied for the team lead in rebounding twice and in blocked shots six times.
  • Scored a career-high 15 points in a home win over Sacred Heart (12/3); sank three three-point field goals and one two-point field goal in the game's first six minutes.
  • Totaled eight points and a career-high 10 rebounds against Harvard (12/22).
  • Registered nine points, seven rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots against Buffalo (11/22).
  • Sank two three-pointers in a six-point effort at Miami (1/21).
  • Scored six points in the team's one-point win at Virginia Tech (2/4).
  • Notched six points and four rebounds in a home win over Clemson (2/11).
  • Tallied seven points - all in the game's first 4:06 - in a double-overtime win at NC State (2/25).
  • Averaged 6.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in the team's three ACC Tournament contests; posted seven points against North Carolina and eight points in the title game against Duke.
  • Scored five points in the team's NCAA Tournament first-round win over Pacific; recorded five rebounds in a second-round victory over Montana and four rebounds in the regional semifinals against Villanova.


  • Played in six games, including one Big East contest.
  • Averaged 0.8 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.
  • Recorded two points and four rebounds in a season-high six minutes of action against Long Island (11/30).
  • Sank one field goal and grabbed one rebound in one minute of action against Pennsylvania (3/17) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Cleveland, Ohio.


  • Averaged 12.5 points, 13.7 rebounds and 3.3 blocked shots per game as a senior at Don Bosco High School in Ramsey, N.J.
  • Earned All-County and All-League honors in 2003-04.
  • Led the 2003-04 Ironmen to the Bergen County championship and an NNJIL Division C crown.
  • Served as 2003-04 team captain for Don Bosco head coach Kevin Diverio.
  • Was selected as the New Jersey recipient of the inaugural Dave DeBusschere Award; the award is given by the New York Knicks and MSG Network to the top male and female athletes in the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut; Criteria for determining the winners were outstanding overall excellence in athletics (not limited to basketball), academics and community service.
  • Enjoyed an impressive 2004 summer campaign with the New Jersey Demons AAU team.


  • Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences
  • John is the son of Joanne and Steve Oates.
  • Born on November 10, 1985.

    Points: 15 vs. Sacred Heart (12-3-05)
    Rebounds: 10 vs. Harvard (12-22-05)
    Assists: 3 - three times
    FGM: 5 - twice
    3PFGM: 3 - four times
    FTM: 7 at Wake Forest (1-9-07)
    Steals: 3 vs. Buffalo (11-22-05)
    Minutes: 34 - twice


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