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Omar Prewitt

School

College of William & Mary

Position
Guard/Forward
Major
Kinesiology and Health Sciences

Classroom

Omar Prewitt is on pace to graduate from William & Mary in four years with a degree in kinesiology and health sciences. William & Mary ranked sixth on both America’s Top Public Colleges list according to Forbes in 2015 and U.S. News & World Reports’ Best Public Schools. U.S. News & World Report also rated William & Mart 34th nationally among all universities in 2016.

Character

Prewitt is one of the Tribe’s three captains for the 2016-17 season. Over his career, Prewitt has been among the Tribe’s best players and leaders, helping to grow a culture of winning.

Community

Prewitt has been heavily involved in the William & Mary Student-Athlete Advisory Council each of the last three years as the men’s basketball representative. This year, he has helped with the program’s annual blood drive and Harvest Baskets. Prewitt and the SAAC collected approximately 100 harvest bags filled during the fall of 2016 with food donations to benefit FISH and Grove Christian Outreach in the Williamsburg community.

During the month of October, Prewitt helped lead SAAC’s Soctober Drive, collecting sock donations to give to people in need in the Williamsburg community. He also took part in the 2016 CAA Food Drive Challenge last spring, helping W&M to college a league-best 936.5 pounds of food and raise $1,392.45 in donations during a week-long drive. In the spring of 2016, Prewitt took part in a 4H Basketball Camp for kids in the Williamsburg community at Kaplan Arena. During the fall of 2014, Prewitt joined his teammates in taking part in the NABC Tickets to Reading Rewards Program, which is a reading incentive program that encourages Middle School students to read books outside the classroom and obtain rewards for reading. The team visited the local Berkeley Middle School to recognize the students for reading, and also enjoyed lunch with the students while discussing the importance of reading. This year, Prewitt leads a small group of high school students at the Williamsburg Community Chapel.

Competition

Prewitt is the leading returning scorer in the CAA at 17.8 points per game and is among the top 20 active career Division I scorers in the country at 1,361 points entering the 2016-17 season. After earning first-team All-CAA honors last season, he was a preseason first-team pick in 2016-17. The CAA Rookie of the Year in 2014, Prewitt also was a third-team All-CAA choice in 2015. He is the only multiple-time all-league player returning in the CAA. Named a first-team NABC All-District selection in 2016, Prewitt ranks among the Tribe’s career top 20 in 13 different categories: 3-pointers made, 3-pointers made per game, blocked shots, scoring, 3-point percentage, scoring average, blocked shots per game, free throws made, field goals made, assists per game, steals per game, assists, and steals. He led the CAA with 13 20-point games in 2015-16 and averaged 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game while shooting 49.3 percent from the field, 36.4 percent from 3-point range and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. William & Mary has produced three-straight 20-win seasons during Prewitt’s career on campus. It is the second time in program history and the first time since 1948-51.