It was a big weekend for Omar Calhoun at the All American Championships in New Orleans. He scored 26 points, a tournament record, as the East defeated the West 84-72. Omar, who is committed to UConn next year, hit 8 of 12 from the floor and 10 of 11 from the line and he was the tournament MVP.
When I saw Omar Calhoun play for Christ The King up in Springfield in January, he really struggled from the floor, but I chalked that up to fatigue. The team had played in a tournament in Missouri the night before. Anyway, so far Omar, the Gatorade Player of the Year in New York, has remained solid in his commitment to UConn despite its issues. To recap: He signed a letter of intent in November, when it was already well known that the Huskies could be ineligible for The NCAA Tournament next year. Last week, his father, Omar Sr., told me “nothing has changed.”
Christopher Obekpa of Our Savior/New American School, a “big” heavily recruited by UConn, played with Omar Calhoun on the East Team, but got off only one shot in 15 minutes and scored one point.
Here’s a story from a few days that might interest you. Omar Calhoun and his sister Sierra, who is also a basketball star at Christ The King, took in a Knicks game with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. This story is in the NY Post.