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Norchad Omier

position

Forward

Height

6-7

Weight

248 lbs.

Class

Third-Year Sophomore

Hometown

Bluefields, Nicaragua

Previous School

Arkansas State

High School

Miami Prep (Fla.)

 

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Norchad Omier - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

Career Honors & Accolades:

  • Second Team All-ACC (2024)
  • Third Team All-ACC (2023)
  • Associated Press Second Team All-ACC (2023)
  • KenPom First Team All-ACC (2023)
  • NABC Second Team All-District 2 (2023, 2024)
  • Lute Olson POY Watch List (2023)
  • Karl Malone Award Preseason Watch List & Top 10 Candidate (2023, 2024)
  • Sun Belt Player of the Year (2022)
  • Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year (2022)
  • KenPom Sun Belt Player of the Year (2022)
  • First Team All-Sun Belt (2021, 2022)
  • NABC First Team All-District 23 (2022)
  • Preseason Sun Belt Player of the Year (2022)
  • Preseason First Team All-Sun Belt (2022)
  • Sun Belt Freshman of the Year (2021)
  • CollegeInsider.com Kyle Macy Freshman All-American (2021)
  • NABC Second Team All-District 23 (2021)

2023-24 (Fourth-Year Junior)

  • Preseason All-ACC First Team honoree
  • Started all 31 games played for the Hurricanes
  • Missed one game due to an ankle injury
  • Averaged 17.0 points, 9.97 rebounds, 1.5 steals, 1.2 assists and 0.8 blocks in 30.6 minutes per game
  • Led the Hurricanes in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage (.552), blocks and steals
  • First Hurricane to lead the team in scoring and rebounding since 2013-14 and just the sixth to do so since program rebirth in 1985
  • Only ACC player to average 15.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game
  • Averaged a double-double in conference play at 16.4 points and 10.1 rebounds per game
  • Recorded a team-best 17 double-doubles, good for second in the ACC
  • Tallied 15-plus points and 15-plus rebounds on three occasions
  • Eclipsed the 1,500-point mark against North Florida (12/29/23)
  • One of 10 active Division I players with 1,500 points and 1,000 rebounds
  • Totaled 12 games with 20-plus points, good for seventh in the ACC
  • One of 17 ACC players to record a 30-point game (33 points at Notre Dame)
  • Recorded 27 double-digit scoring outings and 21 with 15-plus points
  • Hauled in 10-plus rebounds on 19 instances, including 15-plus thrice
  • Scored 33 points at Notre Dame (1/24/24), most points in a Miami uniform
  • Knocked down a career-high four 3-pointers at North Carolina (2/26/24)
2022-23 (Third-Year Sophomore)
  • Played in all 37 games and made 36 starts
  • Averaged 13.1 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks in 28.8 minutes per game
  • Shot 57.4 percent from the floor and 73.6 percent at the stripe
  • Posted a team-best 16 double-doubles
  • Led or co-led the Hurricanes in rebounding, offensive rebounding (3.6), defensive rebounding (6.4), blocks and field-goal percentage
  • Ranked second on Miami in free throws made (109) and attempted (148), plus third in made field goals (186)
  • Finished fourth in rebounds (371), fourth in personal fouls (111), co-seventh in starts and eighth in field-goal percentage on the program’s single-season leaderboard
  • Tied the program’s ACC-only single-season rebounding record with 196, as well as placed third in blocks (27)
  • Set the program record for career rebounds in NCAA Tournament play (60)
  • Tied for the third-highest single-game rebounding total (17) by a Hurricane in Jim Larrañaga’s tenure, including the highest mark in regulation since Tonye Jekiri on 1/20/16
  • Notched the second 16-point, 16-rebound outing by a Miami player under Larrañaga, joining Ebuka Izundu on 11/13/18
  • Joined Kenny Kadji (2011-12) and Jack McClinton (2007-08) as the only Hurricanes to make an All-ACC team in their first year competing for the team
  • Grabbed the co-fourth-most rebounds (16) ever by a Hurricane in an ACC game
  • Tied for the most makes in single half without a miss (seven) since Miami joined the ACC in 2004-05
  • Recorded the second-most (13), co-third-most (12) and co-sixth-most (11) rebounds in a half by a Hurricane in the ACC era
  • Recorded the two highest and co-third-highest NCAA Tournament single-game rebounding totals in program history (17, 14 and 13)
  • Notched the third-most blocks in a single game in ACC Tournament action in program history (three)
  • Became the 19th active DI player with at least 1,000 rebounds and the only one on that list not in at least his fourth year in college
  • Finished fifth in the nation in total rebounds (371; first in ACC), sixth in total offensive rebounds (133; second in ACC), tied for No. 11 in double-doubles (co-second in ACC), No. 12 in offensive rebounding average (co-second in ACC), No. 12 in rebounding average (third in ACC), No. 15 in total defensive rebounds (238; second in ACC), No. 17 in offensive rebounding percentage (15.3; third in ACC), No. 30 in defensive rebounding percentage (26.2; second in ACC), No. 33 in field-goal percentage (second in ACC), No. 42 in defensive rebounds per game (fourth in ACC)
  • Placed eighth in the ACC in blocks per game
  • In ACC-only play per-game averages, finished second in field-goal percentage (56.5), co-second in offensive rebounding (3.2), fourth in rebounding (9.8), fourth in defensive rebounding (6.7) and fourth in blocks (1.4)
  • Eighth ACC player (10th occurrence) in the last 30 years—five of prior six who have exhausted their eligibility were top-five NBA Draft picks—to average at least 13.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game on 57.0 percent shooting, as well as one of five DI players—alongside Zach Edey, Jesse Edwards, Enrique Freeman and Trayce Jackson-Davis—to do so in 2022-23
  • Third player in the last eight NCAA Tournaments (2015-10; 2021-23) to post at least three outings with 13-plus rebounds in the same tournament, alongside North Carolina’s Armando Bacot (2022) and Oregon’s Jordan Bell (2017)
  • Paced all players in the 2023 NCAA Tournament with 60 rebounds
  • Scored in double figures 31 times, including 16 in a row, with 15-plus points 14 times, including seven in a nine-game stretch, and 20-plus thrice, including two in a three-game span
  • Grabbed at least seven rebounds in 34 outings, with 10-plus in 19, including five straight, and 15-plus in three
  • Pulled down at least three offensive boards 29 times, with five-plus eight times and eight thrice
  • Dished out multiple assists 11 times, including in five of the last nine contests, with three-plus six times, half in a seven-game stretch, and four twice
  • Blocked multiple shots on 14 occasions, including in 11 of the first 21 games, with three-plus five times, including three straight, and four twice
  • Collected multiple steals in 12 contests, with three-plus in four
  • Played at least 30 minutes on 17 occasions and reached 35-plus twice
  • Registered double-digit points and/or rebounds in 34 contests
  • Led or co-led Miami in rebounding a team-high 30 times, in blocks a team-best 18 times, in steals a co-team-high 11 times including each of the last four games and in scoring eight times
  • Recorded all 13 instances of a Hurricane grabbing 13-plus rebounds and five of the six outings with three-plus blocks, including the only two with four
  • Lone Miami player to eclipse 40 minutes in an outing (40:16)
  • Posted the second-most made field goals (10), co-second-most made free throws (nine), co-third-most free-throw attempts (10) and co-third-most steals (four) in a single game by a Hurricane
  • Totaled a season-high 21 points, seven rebounds, three blocks and two steals, shooting 10-of-12 to set a season best in makes, versus Florida A&M (11/15)
  • Registered 17 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two blocks versus Cornell (12/7) and shooting 6-of-7 from the floor, becoming one of 10 players with 17p/12r/3a/2b/85fg% against a DI foe in the last decade
  • Scored 18 points, eclipsing 1,000 total in just his 66th appearance, on 8-of-11 shooting at Notre Dame (12/30), adding seven boards and three blocks
  • Scored a season-high-tying 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting against Virginia Tech (1/31), adding eight boards and two assists
  • Had eight points and seven boards, reaching quadruple digits for his career with his first rebound of the night, against No. 10/12 Connecticut (4/1) in 35 minutes the Final Four
2021-22 (Second-Year Freshman – Arkansas State)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Amassed 23 points and a career-best 26 rebounds in 37 minutes against UL Monroe (2/3), 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
  • Totaled 23 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, 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 against UL Monroe (3/3), adding 13 boards and two steals
2020-21 (Freshman – Arkansas State)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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)
International Experience
  • Played for the Nicaraguan National Team in 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
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Majoring in sport administration with a minor in sports medicine
  • 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 other
  • Chose Miami because of the caliber of the basketball program, to be close to his family and the Latin community in the are