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Omari Spellman
Omari  Spellman

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Cleveland, Ohio

High School:
St. Thomas More

Height / Weight:
6-9½ / 245

Position:
Forward

04/02/2018

Champions Again! Wildcats Top Michigan, 79-62

Donte DiVincenzo drops 31 points in the championship game

04/02/2018

Villanova vs. Michigan: National Championship Gallery (USATSI)

Villanova vs. Michigan - April 2, 2018

03/31/2018

Villanova vs. Kansas (USATSI)

Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. Kansas - NCAA Final Four - Saturday, March 31, 2018

03/23/2018

Villanova vs. West Virginia (USATSI)

Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. West Virginia - Friday, March 23, 2018

03/09/2018

Villanova vs Butler (USATSI)

Villanova vs Butler

03/08/2018

Villanova vs. Marquette (USATSI)

Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. Marquette - Thursday, March 8, 2018

VILLANOVA

A gifted forward with the capacity to score from beyond the 3-point arc … Moves well without the ball and can draw opposing forwards away from the basket … Also offers the strength and tenacity to do damage around the basket.

2017-18 Overview : Earned BIG EAST Freshman of the Year and Philadelphia Big Five Rookie of the Year honors ... Also named to the NCAA East Region All-Tournament Team ... Started 39 of 40 games for the 2018 NCAA national champions ... Averaged 10.9 points and a team-high 8.0 rebounds a game ... Connected on .433 of his attempts from beyond the 3-point arc ... Announced his intention to enter the NBA Draft process on April 17 but did not plan to hire an agent.

2018 NCAA TOURNAMENT

Contributed eight points and 11 rebounds in the NCAA title game against Michigan on April 2 ... Delivered a double-double - his 11th of the campaign - with 15 points and 13 rebounds in a 95-79 victory over Kansas on March 31 at the Final Four ... Played a huge role in a 90-78 win over West Virginia on March 23 ... Dropped in 18 points to go with eight rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots.

2018 BIG EAST TOURNAMENT

Logged a season-high 41 minutes, scoring six points and adding nine rebounds, in a 76-66 overtime win over Providence in the title game ... Recorded his first postseason double-double on March 9, scoring 12 points and adding 12 rebounds in a win over Butler.

2017-18 REGULAR SEASON

Named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week for the sixth time on March 5 ... Collected 14 rebounds in a 69-68 overtime win at Seton Hall on Feb. 28 ... Notched his ninth double-double of 2017-18 with 14 points and 10 caroms on Feb. 24 at Creighton .... Donned a protective face mask on Feb. 14 after suffering a fractured facial bone in the win over Butler ... Registered his eighth double-double vs. Butler on Feb. 10 (11 points, 10 rebounds) ... Scored 11 points and added 12 rebounds in a 79=75 loss to St. John’s on Feb. 4 ... Named BIG EAST Freshan of the Week on Feb. 5 ... Delivered 26 points and 11 rebounds to help lead VU past Seton Hall 92-76 on Feb. 4 .... Scored 16 points and added six rebounds to a 89-69 win over Providence on Jan. 23 ... Connected on 6-of-10 field goal attempts and finished with 14 points in an 88-56 win at Georgetown ... Registered his fifth double-double on Dec. 27 at DePaul, scoring 12 points to go with 12 caroms ... Scored 19 points and added 10 rebounds in a 95-71 win over Hofstra ... Dropped in a season high 27 points to go with eight rebounds in an 87-67 win over Temple on Dec. 13 ... Recorded his third double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds in a 88-72 win over Gonzaga on Dec. 5 at Madison Square Garden ... Converted 4-of-5 3-point field goals to finish with a season high 16 points in a 94-53 win over Saint Joseph’s on Dec. 2 ... Also tied a season high with 11 rebounds against the Hawks ... His 14 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots helped key a 90-62 win over Penn at the Jake Nevin Field House on nov. 29 ... Produced 15 points and nine rebounds as part of a 104-57 Villanova win over Lafayette on Nov. 17.

2016-17 Overview: Ruled an academic red-shirt by the NCAA in September 2016. By virtue of that ruling, he practiced with the team but did not see game action in 2016-17. He retains four years of athletic eligibility.

ST. THOMAS MORE

Played his final prep season at the school located in Oakdale, Conn., after spending his junior season (2014-15) at the MacDuffie School located in Granby, Mass … Recorded a double-double (12 points, 15 rebounds) at the Jordan Brand Classic following the season at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. … Averaged 16 points and seven rebounds per game at St. Thomas More in his senior season … Ranked No. 16 in ESPN’s Top 100 and No. 5 on the list of power forwards.

PERSONAL

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio … 

Jay Wright on Omari Spellman: "Omari is a highly touted player but is a really grounded young man. He is very well prepared for college basketball. I think he's got the skills to play on the perimeter and inside. Given his size, that is going to be unique and give us a lot of depth and versatility."

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