Huskies’ Omar Calhoun Makes Freshman All-America Team

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UConn’s Omar Calhoun was named to College Insider.com’s “Kyle Macy Freshman All-America Team.”

Calhoun, the 6-5 guard/forward from new York, started all but the last game for UConn this past season, and averaged 11.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. He made 43 three-pointers during the season, including several dramatic ones, against Providence in OT on Jan. 31 and in the final seconds against Georgetown on Feb. 27, sending that game to OT.

Calhoun was the Gatorade Player of the Year in New York for 2011-12, while a senior at Christ The King High. He had an immediate impact at UConn and, had he not sprained his wrist in a game against Villanova on Feb. 16, it might have been greater. He played several games with his right wrist wrapped, but could not shoot effectively from the perimeter. Calhoun finally sat out the last game.

The others to make the 21-player Kyle Macy team: Kyle Anderson (UCLA), Ryan Arcidiacono (Villanova), Anthony Bennett (UNLV), Sim Bhullar (New Mexico State), John Brown (High Point), Jahii Carson (Arizona State), Semaj Christon (Xavier), Damyean Dotson (Oregon), Olivier Hanlan (Boston College), Gary Harris (Michigan State), Danuel House (Houston), R.J. Hunter (Georgia State), Ben McLemore (Kansas), Shabazz Muhammad (UCLA), Nerlens Noel (Kentucky), Marcus Paige (North Carolina), Glenn Robinson III (Michigan), JaKarr Sampson (St. John’s), Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State) and D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Georgetown).

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12 thoughts on “Huskies’ Omar Calhoun Makes Freshman All-America Team

  1. BigErn

    All 21 freshmen in the country? Clown. I bet you haven’t heard of 75% of them.

  2. Thomas Baker

    I believe Don that Omar was sat by Kevin Ollie, not Jim Calhoun for the last game. The last I heard, Kevin is the head coach. Thanks

  3. St. Anthony

    Yea you’re right Snapper Omar isn’t any good. You dope! I can just imagine what you look like and it ain’t pleasing. Go on Omar, looking forward to next season when we can watch you guys take it to the Final Four!

  4. St. Anthony 56

    Yea you’re right Snapper Omar isn’t any good. You dope! I can just imagine what you look like and it ain’t pleasing. Go on Omar, looking forward to next season when we can watch you guys take it to the Final Four. Thanks for honoring your commitment, it speaks volumes about your integrity and character.

    1. UCONNFB

      The best part about this announcement is that it is a well deserved honor for Omar Calhoun.
      The next best is that it burns Hip Flops sorry ass so much!
      HaHaHaHaHa……………..

    2. chris

      What awards did Alex earn this year Mr. Oriakhi? A quick one and done in the tourney?

  5. Daniel Thomas

    I like the list. Would like to see Kris Dunn on there from Providence. Watched them play a lot this year. He showed incredible intangibles and his defensive impact was spectacular.

  6. Mike

    Congrats Omar, as St.Anthony said, thank you for your commitment to UConn and coach Olie. My son attends UConn and from what he tells me, there very excited on campus about next season, let’s just hope we can keep the team together for a great run next year.

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