Arkansas State’s Norchad Omier nabs second straight Sun Belt Player of the Week nod

For the second straight week, Arkansas State men’s basketball forward Norchad Omier has been named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.

Coming off a then career-high 22 points against Air Force that earned player of the week accolades a week ago, Omier topped that performance with a career-high 31 points on 15-of-19 shooting as the Red Wolves closed non-conference play with a win over Lyon College on Dec. 21. His 30-point effort was the second by any Sun Belt player this season and his 15 made field-goals were the most among Sun Belt players this season and two shy of the First National Bank Arena record.

Omier added 10 boards for his seventh double-double this year and fifth in the last six games. He added five blocks, an assist and a steal as well. He is among 16 Division I players average a double-double and his seven double-doubles are the third-most nationally.

Earning his first career player of the week nods in back-to-back weeks, Omier is the third A-State player to be named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks. Last season, Marquis Eaton earned back-to-back Sun Belt Conference accolades, the first A-State player to do so since 1993-94.