2005 Focus: Omar Samhan

Omar Samhan, a big-bodied post from Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley, says a WAC school has been showing him considerable interest...

Omar Samhan, a 6-10 rising senior center from Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley, is a raw, but intriguing young big man.

He's got a big body that needs to tone up a bit, but he has a decent hands and he shows signs of making progress.

We spoke with Samhan recently and asked about schools that have showed interest in him.

"Washington, Nevada, Idaho, Santa Clara and San Diego have been talking to me," said Samhan. "Nevada is showing the most interest."

Samhan said location won't be an issue in his decision and he'd like to decide by his senior season.

"I'll be looking at what big men they have," Samhan said. "And also I want to go someplace where the degree means something."

Samhan told us his GPA is around 2.7 and he's waiting on results from a recent SAT test.

He'll play in the Big Time and Best of Summer in July.


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