Full Name: Omar Shriff Sneed
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 239
Birthdate: October 9, 1976 (Beaumont, TX)
High School: Westbrook HS (Beaumont, TX)
Has played internationally in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Venezuela. Played with BT Wevelgem in Belgium in 2001-02, averaging 21.9 points and 8.2 rebounds in 27 games. Played with Stichting Weert in the Netherlands in 2000-01, averaging 27.1 points and 11.9 rebounds in 32 games. Participated in the Rocky Mountain Summer League with the Houston Rockets in 2001.
Played final two seasons at Memphis after starting out at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, TX. Finished collegiate career as Memphis’ 29th all-time leading scorer with 1072 points, and was the first JUCO transfer at the school to reach the 1000 point plateau for a career. Started 56 of 57 games he played in at Memphis.
As a senior, averaged 16.7 points and 7.5 rebounds. Ranked among C-USA’s top five in scoring (fourth), rebounding (fifth), and field goal percentage (third). Scored 20 or more points in 10 games and recorded six double-doubles. Scored season-high 29 points while grabbing nine rebounds against Alabama-Birmingham on Jan. 2. Grabbed season-high 16 rebounds on Jan. 23 against South Florida. Tallied 28 points and 12 rebounds at Houston on Jan. 17. Registered 20 points and 15 rebounds at Louisville on Feb. 4. Was named Second Team All-Conference USA.
As a junior, averaged 20.9 points and 9.2 rebounds. Led team in scoring and rebounding. Recorded 12 double-doubles, including a 37 point, 20 rebound career night against DePaul on Feb. 11. Scored 34 points and grabbed eight rebounds against Louisville on Feb. 21. Snared 17 rebounds against Ball State in the NIT on Mar. 11. Averaged 23.8 points and 10.3 rebounds in the last 16 games of the season. Was voted Conference USA Player of the Week twice, and earned First Team All-Conference post-season honors.
As a sophomore at San Jacinto, averaged 24.0 points and 10.5 rebounds. Started all 35 games. Led team in scoring and rebounding. Was named MVP of the Texas Eastern Athletic Conference, and was selected as National JUCO Player of the Year by Basketball Times. Was a First Team NJCAA All-American. Helped lead San Jacinto to a 36-1 record and NJCAA Tournament Runner-Up finish. Played on the same team as current Houston Rockets guard Steve Francis, who was a freshman on the squad.
As a freshman, averaged 21.0 points and 10.9 rebounds. Started 30 of 31 games. Led team in scoring and rebounding.