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.