UConn vs USF AAC Tournament (photo by Stephen Slade)
While at UConn: Has appeared in 89 games for the Huskies, starting 45, and averaging 6.7 points and 2.3 rebounds... Finished his junior season fourth in 3-pointers made (26)… Selected to the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team as a sophomore... 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 Junior in 2014-15: Saw time in 28 games after straining his MCL in the preseason and missing season’s opening seven games... Averaged 5.5 points and 1.6 rebounds... Made his first start of the season against Stanford (1/17) and had five starts on the year... Was fourth on the team in 3-pointers made (26)... Tallied a season-high 12 points against Florida (1/3), Cincinnati (1/10) and Tulane (2/22)… His 76.9 percent shooting from the free throw line was the third-best mark on the team.
As a Sophomore in 2013-14: Appeared in 32 of UConn’s 40 games, starting 11, averaging 3.8 points and 1.4 rebounds... Scored in double-figures in five games... Had a season-high 18 points against Yale (11/11)... Averaged 1.3 points and 1.1 rebounds in conference play... Shot a career-best 76.7 percent from the free throw line... Made a season-best four three-pointers against Maine (12/6)... Tied a career-high with two blocks against Loyola Maryland (11/26).
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 highly-recruited women’s basketball player, currently a sophomore at Ohio State.