Mike White reports that Penn Hills basketball standout Desiree Oliver committed to Temple on Friday.
"Desiree Oliver got her first scholarship offer when she was in eighth grade. But she waited four years to make her college decision.
Oliver, a talented 5-foot-7 senior guard on the Penn Hills High School girls basketball team, made a verbal commitment Friday to Temple.
Duquesne was the first to offer Oliver a scholarship when she was an eighth-grader. But Oliver made her final decision among Temple, LSU and George Washington. She visited all three schools recently.
Temple recruited Oliver as a "combo guard," one who can play point or shooting guard. She is ranked the No. 94 player in the country by ESPN's HoopGurlz.com. Oliver was a member of the Post-Gazette Fabulous 5 a year ago after averaging 18.8 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals a game. She shot 44 percent from 3-point range and enters her senior season with 1,177 career points."