Justin Olson - Baseball - University of Kentucky Athletics 23


  • height 6-2
  • Weight 235
  • class Redshirt Freshman
  • Hometown Colorado Springs, Co.

Gatorade Player of the Year in Colorado…Elite power presence from the left side that shares record for most home runs in a season in Colorado history with current New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird…Can hit the ball out of the yard any time he swings the bat…Energy giver with tremendous learning spirit… Working to get completely healthy and get timing back after offseason surgery…Type of presence to build an offense around as career moves forward.

Ranked the No. 57 outfielder in the country by Perfect Game and the No. 315 player overall…No. 2 player in Colorado…Ranked the No. 9 first baseman in the country by Prep Baseball Report and the No. 332 player overall…2018 Gatorade Player of the Year in Colorado…2018 Colorado Player of the Year (Perfect Game)…Second-Team All-American (MaxPreps)…ABCA All-Region 7 Team…2018 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American and West All-Region First-Team…Tied the Colorado single-season record for home runs in a season (14) with current New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird.

Hometown is Colorado Springs, Co. … Son of Jim and Karla…Has two brothers, Travis and Ethan, and a sister, Lena… Perfect Game selected him as a Top 250 Impact Freshman entering the 2019 season… Favorite MLB player is Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout…Enjoys playing ping pong and used to play the piano…Favorite baseball movie is The Sandlot…favorite quote from it is “Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Follow your heart, kid, and you’ll never go wrong.” … Chose UK because “It’s beautiful and it’s in the SEC.”

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