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