While at UConn:Had a solid freshman season, starting 29 games before a sprained right wrist sidelined him for the season finale against Providence (3/9/13)... Named to CollegeInsider.com Freshman All-America Team... Named to Big East All-Rookie Team... Twice named Big East Rookie of the Week. Summer, 2013: Missed out on a summer of competition while recovering from two hip impingement surgeries.
As a Freshman in 2012-13: Started 29 games, averaging 11.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game... Scored in double figures in 18 games, including three games of 20 or more points... Had season-high 22 points against Maryland-Eastern Shore (12/17/12) and scored 21 against St. John's at Madison Square Garden (2/6/13)... Hit 17 points at DePaul... Led all UConn players with 16 points and six rebounds against Villanova... Notched his second 20-point effort with 20 points, two steals and two blocks against No. 1 Louisville... Finished with 17 points against Fordham... Notched 17 points on 5-for-9 shooting in the double-overtime victory over Quinnipiac in the semifinals of the Paradise Jam.
Before UConn: Attended the prestigious Christ the King High School hoop program in New York... Named the New York State Gatorade Player of the Year and the New York Class AA Player of the Year by the N.Y. State Sports Writers Association after averaging 25.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.8 steals to lead the Royals to a 19-8 record and the Class AA intersectional quarterfinals... Was ranked No. 32 overall and among the top seven shooting guards in the country by ESPN.com... Finished his high school career as the all-time leading scorer at Christ the King with 1,770 points... Was selected to participate in the second annual All-American Championship in New Orleans, where he was named MVP of the East squad with a record 26-point performance, carrying his team to an 84-72 victory.
Personal Information:Omar L. Calhoun... Born November 26, 1993... Son of Omar and Semara Calhoun... Has one younger sister, Sierra, a senior at Christ the King this year, and a highly-recruited women's basketball player.