Career Highlights

Omar Samhan is long, agile, and a true center. Statistically in college he was one of the best big men in the country. At 6’11, he knows how to use his size and weight to his advantage in the post. He has good interior footwork to create space to get his shot off. He knows how to take advantage of mismatches on switches in the post and passes well out of the double teams. For a low post player he demonstrates good shooting mechanics and can easily knock down the 18 foot jump. Omar is not only a beast in the post on the offensive end, but he is a hard nose defender. He uses his size and body to box out, explaining his great rebounding numbers. He also has strong leadership qualities and a great work ethic. After college Samhan was considered one of the top big men available. Out of college he played NBA Summer League with the Dallas Mavericks. He then signed a two year deal with Euroleague powerhouse Zalgiris in Lithuania. After that he has played in Germany, Asia, and the NBDL.

In 2009-10 Omar Samhan was named All-WCC Defensive Player of the Year, All-WCC 1st Team, WCC All-Tournament Team, and AP NCAA All-America Honorable Mention. As a senior he averaged a double/double with 21.3ppg, 11rpg, 1 apg, and 3 bpg. He led his team to the NCAA Sweet 16 and also won the WCC tournament in his senior season. As a junior Omar was also named to the All-WCC 1st Team and led his team to the NIT Elite Eight.

Prior to attending St. Mary’s, Omar helped San Ramon Valley High School to a 26-4 record averaging 22pg, 13rpg, and 4bpg in 2004-05. He was named Contra Costa Player of the Year and was a first team all-metro selection by the San Francisco Chronicle.


Omar was born on November 3, 1988 to Marianne and Hassan Samhan. He is the youngest of three, has an older sister and brother. His grandfather Daniel Fleming played in the NBA in the 1940s. His favorite player is Shaquille O’Neal.


“Coming out of college I signed with a bigger agency but my career has not started off the way I would like. I quickly realized that bigger is not always better, as the years have gone on I got lost in the shuffle with my prior agency. Quickly after signing with Scott Nichols and Rize Management I felt like I was a priority and Scott has helped me take my career to a new level. He has all the needed contacts in the NBA and overseas to succeed.”