Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Meet Omar Calhoun

Omar Calhoun is UConn’s top prospect heading into the 2012-2013 season.  He’s a pure scorer from Brooklyn, New York.  Being 6-6 and 185 pounds, Calhoun has a fluidity to his game and has a multitude of ways of scoring but it all stems from his jumper.  He has great basketball instincts, leaking out on the fast break, cutting hard on screens, or finding ways for second chance opportunities.  His best attribute though is his work ethic.  Kevin Ollie has called Omar a “workaholic” and coming from Ollie that is high praise.  He still needs to work on his ball handling, sometimes leaving it exposed for steals and he isn’t explosive or attacks the rim hard.  It might take him a few games to get used to the speed of the game, but with his assets, he might not be starting games, but he will be getting starter minutes, especially late in ballgames.

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