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Arkansas State forward Norchad Omier shined in FIBA World Cup Americas Pre-Qualifiers

Arkansas State forward Norchad Omier had 18 points and 18 rebounds Thursday for Nicaragua in...
Arkansas State forward Norchad Omier had 18 points and 18 rebounds Thursday for Nicaragua in FIBA World Cup Americas Pre-Qualifiers(Source: FIBA)
Published: Jul. 13, 2021 at 10:42 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 16, 2021 at 6:15 PM CDT
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SANTIAGO, Chile (KAIT) - Arkansas State basketball was represented on the international stage.

Red Wolves forward Norchad Omier played for Nicaragua in the FIBA World Cup Americas Pre-Qualifiers.

He dropped a double-double Thursday vs. Chile. Omier had 18 points, 18 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 block. But Nicaragua were eliminated by the tournament hosts 82-63.

Arkansas State forward Norchad Omier throws it down for Nicaragua in FIBA World Cup Americas...
Arkansas State forward Norchad Omier throws it down for Nicaragua in FIBA World Cup Americas Pre-Qualifiers(Source: FIBA)

He dropped a double-double Wednesday vs. Bolivia. Omier had 11 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. But Nicaragua fell 87-82. Omier was 5 of 16 from the field and played 28 minutes. Norchad hit a three-pointer in the 2nd quarter.

Arkansas State forward Norchad Omier rises to the rim Wednesday in FIBA World Cup Americas...
Arkansas State forward Norchad Omier rises to the rim Wednesday in FIBA World Cup Americas Pre-Qualifiers.(Source: FIBA)

Omier had 20 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 block Tuesday as Nicaragua beat Paraguay 76-73. He started the tournament opener and played 33 minutes. Omier was 8 of 16 from the field, 3 of 4 from the free-throw line. Norchad knocked down a three-pointer in the 1st quarter to cap an 11-2 run.

Arkansas State forward Norchad Omier is competing for Nicaragua in the FIBA World Cup Americas...
Arkansas State forward Norchad Omier is competing for Nicaragua in the FIBA World Cup Americas Pre-Qualifiers(Source: FIBA)

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