Omar Calhoun Named NY Player of Year

Connecticut recruit Omar Calhoun has been named the top player in New York by the New York State Sportswriters Association. Calhoun, a 6-foot-4 guard from Christ The King High School, committed to UConn in June 2011 and has said he will uphold his commitment even though the Huskies are banned from the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

Here's how the announcment from the NYSSWA read on Wednesday:

Call it a split decision for player of the year in New York boys high school basketball.

Omar Calhoun of Christ The King won Gatorade's award last month after Jamesville-DeWitt's DaJuan Coleman snared top honors in March by earning Mr. Basketball from the Basketball Coaches Association of New York.

And it was a draw this afternoon as the New York State Sportswriters Association crowned Calhoun as its player of the year in Class AA and Coleman took the Class A edition of the award.

Players of the year and all-state teams in all five classes were announced. The full NYSSWA all-state lists are posted on the website.

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