As a Third-Year Sophomore (2022-23): Lute Olson POY Watch List … Karl Malone Award Watch List
As a Second-Year Freshman at Arkansas State (2021-22): Sun Belt Player of the Year … Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year … KenPom Sun Belt Player of the Year … First Team All-Sun Belt … NABC First Team All-District 23 … Preseason Sun Belt Player of the Year … Preseason First Team All-Sun Belt … Four-time Sun Belt Player of the Week (12/21, 12/28, 1/11, 1/25)
Played in all 29 contests, starting 28 … Averaged 17.9 points, 12.2 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.0 blocks in 28.9 minutes per game … Shot 63.2 percent from the floor and 72.9 percent at the line … Registered 20 double-doubles, including 10 in a row … Led the team in scoring, made field goals (203), field-goal percentage, made free throws (113), free-throw attempts (155), rebounding, offensive rebounding (4.0), defensive rebounding (8.2) and blocked shots … Placed second in steals and third in free-throw percentage … Finished second all-time at Arkansas State in career rebounding average (12.2), fifth in career blocks (90) and sixth in career field-goal percentage (59.4) … Set the Red Wolves’ single-season offensive rebounding record (116), while placing second in total rebounds (353), eighth in rebounding average and eighth in total blocks (57) … Fourth Sun Belt Player of the Year recipient—third individual—in Arkansas State history and first since 1998-99 … Fourth Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year designee—third individual—in program history and first since 2001-02 … Fifth two-time First Team All-Sun Belt honoree at Arkansas State and first since 2001-02 … Third player in league history to win Sun Belt Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season and first since 2003-04 … Eighth underclassman ever to win Sun Belt Player of the Year … Tied for the second-highest single-game rebounding total (26) in program history, grabbing the most by any Arkansas State player since 3/2/70 … Tied for the sixth-most single-game made field goals without a miss (six) ever by a Red Wolf … Recorded the 34th 35-point showing in school history … Led the Sun Belt in double-doubles (sixth in NCAA), field-goal percentage (eighth in NCAA), rebounding (fourth in NCAA), offensive rebounding (third in NCAA) and defensive rebounding (seventh in NCAA) … Finished second in scoring (No. 70 in NCAA), made field goals (No. 79 in NCAA) and block per game (No. 45 in NCAA), as well as third in made free throws (No. 124 in NCAA) and free-throw attempts (No. 97 in NCAA) … Also placed seventh in steals per game (No. 147 in NCAA), No. 10 in free-throw percentage and No. 24 in minutes per game … In league-only play, led the Sun Belt in field-goal percentage (63.4), rebounding (13.3), offensive rebounding (3.7) and defensive rebounding (9.5) … Placed second in scoring (17.9), made free throws (64) and free-throw attempts (90), plus third in blocks (2.0), fifth in steals (1.7), No. 10 in minutes (33.0) and No. 13 in free-throw percentage (71.1) … Posted four of the five highest single-game rebounding totals by a Sun Belt player, including the top mark (26) … Logged the most single-game made field goals (15) by any player in the league and tied for the highest single-game block total (six) … First player in league history to average 19.0 points and 13.0 rebounds in conference action … Lone DI player in the last 30 years to average at least 17.5 points, 12.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game while shooting over 60 percent from the floor in a season, with Louisiana Tech’s Paul Millsap (2005-06) the only other one to do so at 55-plus percent … Joined Utah Valley’s Fardaws Aimaq and Kentucky’s Oscar Tshiebwe as the only DI players to average 17.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game in 2021-22, becoming the first individuals to do so since 2017-18 … The 21st DI player—23rd occurrence—with 500p/350r/50b/40s in a season over the past 30 years, including one of seven to shoot over 60 percent, alongside Tshiebwe, North Carolina’s Brice Johnson in 2015-16, Kentucky’s Anthony Davis in 2011-12, Morehead State’s Kenneth Faried in 2010-11, Duke’s Elton Brand in 1998-99 and Michigan’s Chris Webber in 1992-93 … Posted the second-highest single-game rebounding total of any DI player in 2021-22 and the co-fourth-highest mark by any player against a DI foe in the last 12 seasons (2010-22) … Scored double-digit points 24 times, with 15-plus nine times, 20-plus 12 times, 29-plus four times and 31-plus thrice … Pulled down at least five rebounds in every game, with 10-plus in 21, 12-plus in 15, 15-plus in nine and 17-plus in four … Distributed multiple assists eight times, with three thrice … Recorded multiple steals 12 times, with three-plus six times and four-plus thrice … Blocked a shot in 24 outings, with multiple in 15, three-plus in eight and five-plus in three … Played 30-plus minutes 13 times, with 35-plus 10 times and 38-plus four times … Solely paced the Red Wolves in rebounding 27 times and tied for the top mark in the other two games … Led or co-led Arkansas State in blocks a team-best 22 times, including eight games in a row, as well as in scoring a team-best 17 times and in steals in 12 times … Registered the 11 highest single-game rebounding totals by an Arkansas State player, the 10 highest single-game made field-goal figures, the eight top single-game block marks and the top four single-game point totals … Also posted the most made field goals without a miss (six) and the co-highest single-game steals figure (five) … Made the second-most free throws without a miss (seven) … Averaged 20.8 points and 13.4 rebounds per game overall the final 19 contests, posting at least eight and eight in every one … Opened the season with 15 points, 12 rebounds, three steals and four blocks against Harding (11/9) … Scored 16 points on a perfect 6-of-6 clip against Central Baptist (11/15) … Notched 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting to go along with 12 rebounds and a career-high-tying three assists at Southeast Missouri State (11/19) … Put up 19 points, shooting 7-of-9 from the floor and 5-of-6 at the line, versus Central Arkansas (12/4), adding 13 boards and two blocks … Registered 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting, 12 rebounds, a co-career-high three assists and three steals at Arkansas-Pine Bluff (12/8) … Posted 15 points, 15 rebounds, a 5-of-6 free-throw clip, two assists and two blocks at Mississippi Valley State (12/11) … Started his 10-game double-double streak with 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting, 16 rebounds and a career-high six blocks against Air Force (12/19) … Notched 31 points on 15-of-19 shooting, good for a career best in makes, versus Lyon (12/21), adding 10 boards and five blocks … Scored 18 points, shooting 6-of-8 from the field and 6-of-6 at the line, to go along with 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks against Georgia Southern (1/1) … Dropped 29 points on an 11-of-14 clip from the floor and a 7-of-8 mark from the line at Louisiana (1/6), adding 17 rebounds and three blocks in 36 minutes … Tallied 24 points, 11 rebounds, two steals and four blocks in a career-best 39 minutes at UL Monroe (1/8), shooting 10-of-15 from the floor and 4-of-5 at the stripe … Logged 18 points, 16 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 36 minutes versus UT Arlington (1/20) … Finished with 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting, 13 boards and three blocks in a career-high-tying 39 minutes against Texas State (1/22) … Tallied 11 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in 38 minutes at Appalachian State (1/27) … Recorded 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting, 10 rebounds and two steals in 36 minutes at Coastal Carolina (1/29) … Amassed 23 points and a career-best 26 rebounds, including a career-high 10 on the offensive end, in 37 minutes against UL Monroe (2/3), shooting 8-of-12 on field goals and 7-of-10 on free throws, while logging just the fourth 20-point, 25-rebound game against a DI team in the past 12 seasons (2010-22) and the first since 2/8/20 … Compiled eight points, 17 rebounds and two assists versus Louisiana (2/5) … Dropped 31 points, shooting 12-of-16 from the field and 7-of-9 at the line, at Troy (2/10), adding 11 boards for a 12th consecutive double-digit rebounding total … Produced 14 points, nine rebounds, four steals and four blocks at Texas State (2/17), shooting 6-of-7 at the stripe … Finished with 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting, 16 rebounds, two assists and three steals in 35 minutes at UT Arlington (2/19) … Totaled 23 points, 15 rebounds, a co-career-high three assists, a career-best five steals and five blocks in 38 minutes against Coastal Carolina (2/23), becoming the first DI player in the last 25 years with 20p/15r/3a/5s/5b in a game … Poured in a career-best 35 points on 13-of-21 shooting from the floor and a 9-of-12 clip from the line, setting career highs in the latter two marks, in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament opener against UL Monroe (3/3), adding 13 boards and two steals … Ended the year with 21 points and 17 rebounds in 37 minutes versus Georgia State (3/5) in the Sun Belt quarterfinals, shooting 7-of-7 at the line.
Nicaraguan National Team (Summer 2021): Played in six of seven games, including four wins, during FIBA World Cup 2023 Americas Pre-Qualifiers … Averaged 15.0 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.5 steals per contest, logging five double-doubles … Helped Nicaragua advance to Phase B of the qualifiers with wins over Guyana, Jamaica and El Salvador in April in San Salvador, El Salvador … Registered 14 points and 10 rebounds in opener against Guyana, 14 points and 13 rebounds versus Jamaica and then 13 points and five rebounds against El Salvador … Posted a double-double in all three games of second-round qualifiers in July in Santiago, Chile … Tallied 20 points and 13 rebounds in win over Paraguay, 11 points and 12 rebounds versus Bolivia and then 18 points and 18 rebounds against undefeated Chile.
As a Freshman at Arkansas State (2020-21): Sun Belt Freshman of the Year … First Team All-Sun Belt … CollegeInsider.com Kyle Macy Freshman All-American … NABC Second Team All-District 23
Appeared in 23 of 24 games, starting his final 22 outings … Averaged 12.6 points, 12.3 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.4 blocks in 26.7 minutes per game … Shot 53.9 percent from the field … Tallied 15 double-doubles … Paced the team in made field goals (118), field-goal percentage, rebounding, offensive rebounding (4.0), defensive rebounding (8.3), blocks and steals … Ranked second in scoring, as well as third in made free throws (53), free-throw attempts (77) and minutes … Tied for the seventh-best single-season rebounding average in program history with the best mark since 1971-72 and tied for No. 10 in single-season total rebounds (282) … Broke the school’s single-season rebounding record that stood for 52 years and finished seventh in points (289) … Second Sun Belt Freshman of the Year ever at Arkansas State … Program’s first player to earn First Team All-Sun Belt accolades since 2006-07 … Third freshman in conference history to claim First Team All-Sun Belt honors (starting in 2002-03) and first since 2015-16 … Posted the 31st 20-rebound performance in program history … Led the Sun Belt in double-doubles (fifth in NCAA; first among freshmen), rebounding (third in NCAA) and defensive rebounding (seventh in NCAA) … Ranked second in offensive rebounding (fifth in NCAA), third in field-goal percentage (No. 44 in NCAA), fourth in blocks per game (No. 86 in NCAA), No. 14 in made field goals and No. 21 in scoring … In conference-only action, paced the league in rebounding (11.9) and offensive rebounding (4.0) … Placed second in defensive rebounding (7.9), fourth in blocks (1.6), ninth in field-goal percentage (50.3), co-No. 11 in made field goals (76) and No. 22 in scoring (12.0) … Tied for the highest single-game rebounding total (20) by a Sun Belt player … Fourth DI freshman since 1992-93 to average at least 12.0 points and 12.0 rebounds per game, alongside Kansas State’s Michael Beasley in 2007-08, Louisiana Tech’s Paul Millsap in 2003-04 and Colgate’s Adonal Foyle in 1994-95, as well as the 49th total DI player (min. 20 GP)—61st occurrence—and fourth from the Sun Belt to do so during that time … Just the 16th player (min. 20 GP)—20th occurrence—of that group to also average a steal and a block, including the second freshman, alongside Beasley, and only Sun Belt player … The 33rd DI freshman (min. 20 GP) since 1992-93 to average a double-double and first in the Sun Belt since Louisiana’s Shawn Long in 2012-13 … Scored in double figures 15 times, reaching 15 points nine times and eclipsing 20 thrice … Grabbed five-plus rebounds in every game, with 10-plus 19 times, good for second-most in the country, while reaching 12-plus 11 times, 16-plus six times, 18-plus four times and 20 once … Dished out multiple assists on three occasions … Tallied multiple steals in eight games, with three-plus twice … Blocked multiple shots 12 times, reaching three in four contests … Played 30-plus minutes eight times, including 35-plus twice … Solely led the team in rebounding 20 times and tied for the lead in two of his other three appearances … Led or co-led the Red Wolves in blocks 16 times, including eight games in a row, as well as in steals 10 times, scoring eight times and assists once … Amassed the top nine single-game rebounding totals by an Arkansas State player, as well as all five three-block outings and the lone four-steal performance … Tied for the second-most made field goals in a single game (eight, three times) and for the third-highest single-game point total (22) … Tallied five points and six rebounds at Morehead State (11/29) in his collegiate debut … Put up 21 points on 8-of-9 shooting, good for a season high in makes, and 13 rebounds versus Crowley’s Ridge (12/4) for his first double-double, adding a season-best three blocks … Finished with 21 points, 19 rebounds, a season-high three assists and three steals versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff (12/9), shooting 8-of-12 from the floor and 5-of-9 at the line to tie a season high in made field goals and set a top mark in free-throw attempts … Recorded 16 points, 10 boards and a co-season-best three assists against Central Baptist (12/11), shooting 6-of-7 from the field and 4-of-5 at the line … Produced 14 points, 16 rebounds, two steals and a co-season-high three steals versus Champion Christian (12/20), shooting 6-of-6 at the line to set a season best in makes … Dropped a season-high 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field and a 6-of-6 clip form the line, matching a season best in makes in both areas, against UL Monroe (1/16), snatching 17 rebounds and blocking two shots … Logged a 13-point, 10-rebound showing at Louisiana (1/22) … Registered 15 points and 13 rebounds at Louisiana (1/23) … Tallied 15 points and a season-best 20 rebounds, including a season-high 15 on the defensive end, in a season-best 36 minutes against UT Arlington (1/29), adding two steals in one of 14 15-point, 20-rebound showings against a DI team in 2020-21 … Notched 14 points on 7-of-12 shooting, 10 boards and two blocks versus UT Arlington (1/30) … Finished with 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting, 10 rebounds, two steals and a season-high-tying three blocks in 33 minutes against Louisiana (2/6) … Amassed 11 points, 11 rebounds, two steals, two blocks and a 5-of-7 free-throw clip in 30 minutes versus Little Rock (2/12) … Totaled 16 points and 14 rebounds in 35 minutes against Texas State (2/22) … Compiled 15 points, 14 boards and two blocks in 30 minutes at UT Arlington (2/26) … Recorded 10 points and 18 rebounds, including a season-high-tying 15 on the defensive end, in the Sun Belt Tournament opener against Georgia Southern (3/5), adding two steals in 31 minutes … Stuffed the stat sheet in the season finale with 16 points, 18 rebounds, two assists, a season-best four steals and two blocks versus Georgia State (3/6) in the Sun Belt quarterfinals, finishing 4-of-5 at the line in 33 minutes.
High School: Attended nearby Miami Prep for a postgraduate year and recorded a double-double in all 46 appearances … Averaged 26.7 points and 20.3 rebounds per game … Led his team to a 41-5 record … Tallied 40 points and 17 rebounds against renowned IMG Academy … Graduated high school from Colegio Adventista de Bluefields … During his junior year there, aided the team to an undefeated record and a national title … Also won the CODICADER (Central America) tournament championship, claiming MVP honors … Competed in baseball, soccer, swimming, track and volleyball during his high school tenure … Three-year honor roll student.
Personal: Full name is Norchad Bascom Omier Rojas … Last name is pronounced Oh-MEER … Nickname is Chad … Born Aug. 28, 2001 … Majoring in sport administration with a minor in marketing … Parents are Halstead Omier and Norma Rojas … Father builds houses and mother is a nurse … Has an older brother, Bezaleel and an older sister, Anesha … Favorite athlete is Giannis Antetokounmpo because of his background and his inspiring success story … Best sports memory is winning the Nicaraguan national championship and the CODICADER tournament with his high school team in 2018… First person from Nicaragua to attend a Division I school on a basketball scholarship … Committed to Miami over Florida State, Georgetown, Texas Tech and others … Chose Miami because of the caliber of the basketball program, to be close to his family and the Latin community in the area.