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).