CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Southeast Missouri State University added the 6'0 guard on Monday.
"Oscar is a tough, skilled guard who will be a benefit to our team immediately," said Southeast head coach Rick Ray. "He can shoot the ball and make plays for others because of his knowledge of how to manipulate ball screens. Oscar has always dreamed of coming to the United States to play college basketball and we are very happy and fortunate that he gets to continue his dream here at SEMO."
Kao's 2017-2018 season was spent at Marshalltown Community College. There he averaged 13 points as a freshman and shot 44.3 percent from the field and 39 percent behind the three-point line earning him second-team-all-region honors.
"Oscar worked very hard on and off the court during his time at MCC," said head coach Brynjar Brynjarsson. "It goes to show where hard work can get you. SEMO is getting a great kid that will put forth the work, and have an impact in winning."
Kao is a native of Taipei, Taiwan. At Songshan High School he averaged 23.6 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.8 steals a game. Kao was also part of two National Championship teams and won the National League Most Valuable Player honors twice.
"Oscar is an eager learner and a true team player," added Songshan High School Coach Roman Huang. "He never hesitates to do whatever is necessary to help his team win. Oscar plays with supreme confidence and his unique attitude is often contagious to the players around him."