Omari Israel Settles On Transfer School

Tis the season. Transfer season that is. Former Notre Dame power forward Omari Israel is on the move.

Jimmy Patsos has Loyola College undefeated and headed in the proper direction. On Thursday, Patsos added another piece to his mid-major rebuilding project.

Omari Israel, a former forward out of Notre Dame, committed to the Greyhounds.

"They're an up and coming program," Israel said. "They're already like 4-0 right now. I think they can win the league next year."

Israel's two seasons at Notre Dame were injury filled. As a sophomore, he averaged 1.4 points and 1.8 rebounds. He went through a troublesome knee injury as a freshman. However, the 6-foot-8, 235 pounder says he's ready to play the game again and was drawn to the resurgence that Patsos is putting together at Loyola.

"I committed to Coach Patsos because he said that he could put in an environment that he could develop my game. Really I'm just looking forward to playing. I just love the game and I want to play. I didn't play that much at Notre Dame."

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