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.
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.
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."