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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

01/20/2018

Villanova vs. UConn (USATSI)

Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. UConn - Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

01/13/2018

Villanova vs. St. John's (USATSI)

Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. St. John's - Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018

01/10/2018

Villanova vs. Xavier (USATSI)

Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. Xavier - Wednesday, Jan. 10 , 2018

01/06/2018

Villanova vs. Marquette (USATSI)

Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. Marquette - Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018

12/27/2017

Villanova vs. DePaul (USATSI)

Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. DePaul - Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

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.

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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