AS A FRESHMAN (2014-15): Played in 25 games, including four points and two assists in the win at Marquette on Feb. 10 ... Played 11 key minutes in the Providence win on Feb. 7, hitting both of his shots from the field on his way to five points to go with three rebounds and two blocks ... Enjoyed arguably his best effort of the season on Dec. 6 vs. Alabama, contributing eight points in 10 minutes to help offset significant foul trouble on the Musketeer front line ... Contributed four points on 2-of-3 shooting to go with a block and a steal in six minutes vs. Florida Gulf Coast on Dec. 28 ... Contributed seven points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field vs. Murray State on Nov. 24 to go with four rebounds in 12 minutes of action.
MACK ON O'MARA: "Sean O'Mara is a tough kid, a winner. He played both football and basketball for four years at Benet Academy. He loves contact and was one of the most physical seniors in the country. Sean is an excellent passer and possesses a great feel for the game at 6-10. He loves the low post and is extremely efficient with his footwork and ability to score in traffic. He rebounds, defends and plays team basketball."
AT BENET ACADEMY: Tough and skilled post player from the Chicago area who also played left tackle for one of the top football teams in Illinois ... 2014 Associated Press, Illinois Basketball Coaches Association and Chicago Tribune Class 4A First Team All-State ... 2014 Chicago Sun Times Second-Team All-State ... Led his team in rebounding in every game but one and averaged 23 points and 13 rebounds for the season, while leading his team to a 25-8 record and a Class 4A State Runner-Up finish ... Benet Academy lost in the final 48-46 to one of the nation's top 10 teams, Whitney Young, that included Georgetown signee Paul White ... Posted 28 double-doubles as a senior ... Posted five games of 30 points or more in his senior season, including consecutive 39-point games against Larkin and St. Viator and 36 against Marian Catholic ... finished his career as the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,674 career points, while winning 102 games in four years on the varsity ... His teammates at Benet Academy included Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin) and Dave Sobolewski (Northwestern) ... Basketball coach: Gene Heidkamp.
HEIDKAMP ON O'MARA: "One of the best back to the basket players in the nation. Sean is a great warrior on the block, an old-fashioned physical post player who takes no prisoners."
HIGHLY RANKED: Ranked as a three-star recruit and the No. 138 prospect in his class by Rivals.com ... A three-star recruit on Scout.com, who is ranked 25th at center ... A three-star recruit on ESPN.com, who is ranked 36th at his position ... A three-star recruit on 247sports.com who is listed as the No. 19 center.
PERSONAL: Undecided on a major ... Parents are John O'Mara and Kim O'Mara, both of parents played basketball at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa. ... sibling's name is Shane ... September 5, 1995 in Chicago, Ill.
|XAVIER CAREER HIGHS|
|Points||8||vs. Alabama (December 6, 2014)|
|Field Goals Made||3||Murray State (November 24, 2014)|
|Field Goals Attempted||5||vs. Butler (February 21, 2015)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Made||4||at Villanova (January 14, 2015)|
|3-Pt Field Goals Attempted||8||at Villanova (January 14, 2015)|
|Free Throws Made||4||vs. Alabama (December 6, 2014)|
|Free Throws Attempted||4||Three times, last at Missouri (December 13, 2014)|
|Rebounds||4||Murray State (November 24, 2014)|
|Assists||2||at Marquette (February 10, 2015)|
|Blocks||2||Twice, last vs. Butler (February 21, 2015)|
|Steals||1||Twice, last at Marquette (February 2, 2015)|