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#0 Omar Wattad
Position: Forward
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 216
Year: Senior
Hometown: Johnson City, Tenn.
High School: Science Hill
Other College: Georgetown Univ.
Other College Coach: John Thompson III
Major: Sociology
Experience: 1 Letter
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  • May 2012 graduate.
  • Ended career with 820 points, 230 rebounds and 119 assists in his two-year Mocs stint...amassed 896 points, 268 rebounds and 133 assists including his numbers at Georgetown...his 820 UTC points rank No. 30 on the DI era scoring list.
  • 4th all-time at UTC in 3pt FG made with 168 and 5th in attempts (468)...made four or more threes in 22 games.
  • 39 double-digit scoring nights with 11 scoring 20 or more.
  • 2011 All-SoCon (coaches/2nd team media).

2011-12
Started in 29 of his 30 games played...battled injuries missing two contests...all-tournament at Dr Pepper Classic...scored 37 points and grabbed nine rebounds over the two days shooting 52.4 percent (11-21) from 3pt range...2nd in the SoCon in 3pt FG made per game (2.7) ranking 39th nationally...54th in the country in 3pt% (35.7)...18th in the SoCon in scoring at 12.1 ppg...made 100th trey against Warren Wilson...opened season with 24 points at Indiana making 7-14 FG, 5-10 3pt and 5-5 FT…Dean’s List, Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and SoCon Honor Roll.

2010-11
Started 28 of 32 appearances...all-league (coaches), second team media... averaged 14.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game shooting 36.1 percent from three-point range and 74.5 percent from the charity stripe...led team in scoring, FGM (143), 3pt FGM (88) and 3pt%...ranked 10th in the SoCon in scoring and 2nd in 3pt made per game (2.8)...35th nationally in treys made per game and 59th in 3pt pct...in SoCon games only, averaged 15.1 points and 3.6 rebounds per contest while shooting 39.0 percent (55-141) from 3pt range, making 3.1 per game...scored in double digits 21 times including a team-high seven 20-pt games (one 30)...made three or more threes 15 times...SoCon Player of the Week (Jan. 18) averaging 24.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists in wins over the Citadel, Samford and College of Charleston over a five-day period...named NetScouts SoCon Player of the Week for his efforts at UNCG & The Citadel (Jan. 8-14)...career-high 30 points at The Citadel with new highs of 11 FGM, 19, FGA, eight 3pt FGM and 14 3pt FGA...24 points and five three-pointers made at Louisville...26 points at UNC Greensboro while tying career best in rebounds (7) while hitting five treys...27 points (game high), 6 rebounds and 3 assists in win over College of Charleston making 6-10 from 3pt range and all seven free tosses...poured in 29 points in the loss at Davidson making 10-19 from field, 6-13 beyond the arc and 3-4 at the line...his 88 3ptM is fifth best season total in school history, while 244 attempts ranks fourth.

2009-10
Omar sat out due to NCAA transfer rules

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY
Played two seasons as a reserve guard for the Hoyas...averaged 2.6 points and 1.4 rebounds in 11.1 minutes over 25 games as a sophomore...earned first career start vs. FIU (12/23/08)...scored career-high nine points and grabbed career-best five rebounds against Tennessee...appeared in 11 games as a freshman scoring a season-high five-points with two rebounds in six minutes against Jacksonville.

SCIENCE HILL
Omar was a highly-sought wing out of Science Hill High School in Johnson City where he was a two-time all-state selection and two-time region most valuable player for Ken Cutlip...was the school's all-time leading scorer with 2,191 points at the end of his prep career...played in the Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game...averaged 20.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists as a junior in 2005-06...led the Hilltoppers' to the Big 9 Conference Championship...as named the Kingsport Times-News' 2006 Northeast Player of the Year...played AAU for the Tennessee Travelers...was ranked the No. 85 shooting guard in the 2007 class by Scouts, Inc., on ESPN.com with a grade of 76 signing with Georgetown over Chattanooga, Vanderbilt, UMass and Southern Illinois.

PERSONAL
Born November 14, 1988 in Shreveport, La....parents are Ahmad and Sue Wattad...he has two brothers, Bader, who attends Tennessee, and Nizar, who attends the University of Southern California...Sociology major.

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