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SMC Men's Basketball BIO
50 Omar Samhan

As a senior (2009-10): Named the WCC Defensive Player of the Year and was a First Team All-WCC selection after leading the WCC in during the regular season in scoring (21.5 ppg), rebounds (11.1 rpg), and blocks (2.9 bpg)...named to the John Wooden Award Mid-Season Top-30 List on January...named to the Naismith Trophy Award Mid-Season Top-30 List in February...was selected to the Diamon Head Classic All-Touranament Team...named the Shamrock Office Solutions Classic Most Valuable Player, was a four-time WCC Player of the Month (Nov., Dec., Jan., and Feb.) and a six-time WCC Player of the Week (11.23.09, 12.7.09, 12.21.09, 2.7.10, and 3.1.10)...was a Preseason All-WCC First Team selection...with six (6) blocks in the WCC Tournament Championship game, he set the SMC single season blocked shots record with 94, passing Brad Millard’s previous record of 92 during the 1996-97 season...was named to the 2010 WCC Championships All-Tournament team, after averaging 12.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game in wins over Portland and No. 14/18 NCAA Tournament First/Second Round wins over Richmond and Villanova, he is averaging 30.5 points and 9.5 rebounds, while shooting 75 percent (24-32) from the floor...set a Saint Mary’s NCAA Tournament record with 29 points in the first round win over Richmond, then set a new mark with 32 points against Villanova two nights later...had three blocks against Pepperdine on Feb. 25, he passed Diamon Simpson (239) as the school’s all-time leader in blocked shots... finished the season with a SMC single season blocked shots record of 99 rejections, to end his career with a school record 256 career blocks...scored 724 points to become the school’s most prolific scorer in a single season, breaking Eric Schraeder’s single season scoring record of 614 points in 1998-99...made a SMC single season record 282 field goals...was one of four players to start and all 34 games, and averaged 32.3 minutes per game...ranked eighth in the country in rebounds (10.9 rpg), 13th in the country in points per game (21.3), 14th in the country in blocks per game (2.9), and 25th in the nation with a 55.3 field goal percentage...ranked fifth in the nation with a WCC-leading 20 double-doubles...when he grabbed 10 rebounds against San Francisco on Feb. 6, he became one of only two players in SMC history with over 1,000 career rebounds...his career total of 1,104 rebounds ranks second in school history...scored 20 points or more 20 times, while reaching the 30-point mark five times...had a career-high 33 points against Cal Poly (11/23/09) and Loyola Marymount (2/27/10)...had a career-high 19 rebounds against Vanderbilt (11/20/09) and at Pepperdine (1/28/10)...tied the school’s single game record, when he had a career-high nine (9) blocks against Howard (12/30/09) the school’s all-time leader in career wins as a player with 98 victories in four seasons...with 20 points against Pepperdine, he became one of three players in SMC history to go over the 1,700 point mark, and with 33 points against LMU on Feb. 27...ranks second all-time in scoring with 1,846 points, passing David Vann (1,738)...scored in double figures in 33-of-34 games, and reached double figures in 40 straight games, including 43-of-his last-44 games...ranks 15th in the WCC with a 73.7 free throw percentage...led the team in scoring in 23 of 34 games and rebounds in 26-of-34 outings.

2008-09: Was one of two players to start every game for the Gaels...was second on the team in scoring (14.1 ppg) and rebounds (9.4 rpg)...was named First Team All-WCC after finishing 10th in the conference in scoring and third in rebounds...ranked 29th in the country in rebounds per game and 40th in the nation with 2.0 blocks per game...led the team and was third in the WCC with 69 blocked shots...his 69 blocks ranks as the third best single season total in school history...he currently ranks second in school history with 159 career blocked shots...went over the 1,000-point mark this season when he scored 17 points against Utah State on Feb. ranks 18th in scoring at Saint Mary’s with 1,124 career points...was named WCC Player of the Week twice, on the week of Dec. 22 after averaging 16.0 points and 14.0 rebounds in wins over Oregon and Southern Illinois and for the week of Feb. 16 when he averaged 18.3 points and 11 rebounds in wins over San Diego and No. 23 Utah State...joined the Gaels’ 500-rebound club after pulling down a career-high 16 boards against Southern Illinois (12/20/08)...topped the 600-rebound mark with 11 rebounds against San Diego on Jan. 22...became the ninth player in school history to grab 700 rebounds when he had 12 rebounds against Eastern Washington on Mar. has 738 career rebounds to rank sixth all-time at Saint Mary’s...was been a force on the offensive glass, averaging a team-high 3.8 offensive rebounds per outing...scored in double-figures 28 times, including a career-high 29 points against Eastern Washington on Mar. 13...shot a team-best 55.8 percent from the field...had multiple blocks in a team-best 19 games...had 15 double-doubles, bringing his career total to 23...had 16 double-digit rebound games...had a season-high five blocks in the season opener against Seattle Pacific and matched that with five against San Diego State in the NIT Quarterfinal game...dished out a season-high four assists against CSU Bakersfield (1/2/09)...was 8-for-8 from the free throw line against Portland on Jan. 31.

Garnered Honorable Mention All-WCC honors as a sophomore...started every game and has scored in double figures 18 times...finished third on the team in scoring (10.5 ppg) and second in rebounds (7.3 rpg)...posted five or more rebounds in 27 contests... shot 53.2 percent from the floor for the year...scored a career-high 25 points against Cal State Bakersfield, when he had career-highs with 11 made field goals and 15 attempts...had six double-doubles, bringing his career total to eight...had a career-high 16 rebounds against Seton Hall, while scoring 19 points against the Pirates...had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds against Drake along with a career best six blocks...averaged 23.5 minutes per game.

2006-07: Was named to the West Coast Conference All-Freshmen Team...was a Freshman All-American selection by in all 32 games including seven starts...was the team’s third highest scorer and second highest rebounder, averaged 9.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game...scored in double digits 14 times as a redshirt freshman...had two double-doubles...shot a team-best 53.2 percent from the floor...shot 75.6 percent from the free throw offensive performance came against Gonzaga on Jan. 15 when he scored 20 points, going 6-for-9 from the field and 8-for-9 from the line...on Jan. 20 against San Francisco, he recorded a double-double scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 this game he shot 9-for-14 from the field, and 1-for-3 from the line with three blocks...recorded another double-double against number eight-ranked Connecticut on Dec. 17 when he scored 13 points and had 10 boards...shot 5-of-10 from the floor, and was 3-for-5 from the free throw line against the Huskies...finished the year with 178 rebounds, 47 blocks, 13 assists, and five steals...set a Saint Mary’s freshman record with 47 blocked shots...was fifth in the WCC in blocked shots with 1.47 blocks per game...helped SMC finish 21st in the country with 174 total team blocks, as he has 27 percent of the team’s total blocks.

High School: Helped San Ramon Valley High School to a 26-4 record averaging 21.9 points, 13 rebounds and 4.2 blocks per game during the 2004-05 season. He was named Contra Costa Region Player of the Year and was a first team all-metro selection by the San Francisco Chronicle...was named the Most Valuable Player of the East Bay Athletic League...was a Cal-Hi Sports First Team All-State Division II selection...was named the Contra Costa Times Player of the Year...helped San Ramon Valley capture the North Coast Section Division II title before losing to the eventual state champion Oak Ridge HS in the NorCal Playoffs.

Personal: Born November 3, 1988 to Marianne and Hasaan the youngest of three, has an older sister named Katie and an older brother named John...grandfather Daniel Fleming played in the NBA in the 1940s.

Position: Center
Height: 6'11"
Weight: 265
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: San Ramon, CA (San Ramon Valley HS)
Experience: 2 Letters
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