JUNIOR SEASON (2005-06):Long rangy player with tremendous athletic ability ... adds depth to both the frontcourt and along the perimeter ... with his size and strength is a tough matchup his versatility and skills allows him to play at the three or four spot on the floor and give the Irish different options in ... a true slasher to the basket ... knowledgeable player who handles the ball well ... offensive threat but also will be counted on for his defense and shot-blocking ability.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2004-05): Appeared in 19 games in first season of action, averaging 1.4 points and 1.8 rebounds ... played 10-plus minutes in seven games ... made appearance in first-ever BIG EAST game versus St. John's and played seven minutes ... saw action in his first collegiate game in the season opener against Harvard and scored three points ... registered career-bests of four points and three rebounds against Charleston Southern ... grabbed three rebounds in the Indiana and Army games ... dished off three assists in seven minutes against DePaul ... scored two points and grabbed a rebound in the Western Illinois game ... grabbed two rebounds against Georgetown... saw action against Providence, scoring two points ... played a career-high 18 minutes in loss at Connecticut and grabbed a career-high six rebounds ... followed that performance by playing 16 minutes against UCLA and scoring a career-high five points, while also grabbing four rebounds ... scored four points, hitting 2-3 field goals against Rutgers ... played double-digit minutes in four consecutive outings versus Connecticut, UCLA, Rutgers, and Pittsburgh for the first time in his career ... blocked first career shot in final game of the regular season against Pittsburgh.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2003-04): Did not see action during the 2003-04 campaign while recovering from knee surgery... underwent surgery for torn ACL in February of 2003 during his senior year at Our Lady of Good Counsel.
HIGH SCHOOL: Scored more than 1,500 points during his four-year prep career at Our Lady of Good Counsel...first four-year starter in school history... also had a career rebounding average of 10.0...had final scholastic campaign shortened after suffering a torn right ACL in January of 2003 and then undergoing surgery...was averaging 12.2 points prior to his injury...earned All-Met honorable mention honors in '03...served as team captain in final season...averaged 18.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocked shots in his junior season...a second-team honoree on the all-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) in his sophomore and junior seasons...netted 15.0 points and grabbed 8.3 rebounds and blocked 70 shots as a sophomore...garnered first-team all-county honors from the Montgomery County Journal and Montgomery County Gazette...member of the D.C. Assault AAU Team and led that squad to the championship title at the Charlie Weber Tournament at the University of Maryland in September of 2002
PERSONAL: Full name is Omari Jumaane Isreal...youngest of three children...son of Clarence and Denise Isreal...born 12-4-84 in Silver Spring, Md...enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.
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