Miami basketball target Norchad Omier announcing destination Tuesday

CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 12: (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
CHAMPAIGN, IL - NOVEMBER 12: (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

Arkansas State forward Norchad Omier will announce his transfer destination at 3:00 PM ET on Tuesday according to college basketball analyst Jeff Goodman. The Miami basketball program is a finalist with Florida, State, Georgetown and Texas Tech. Miami is the favorite to receive a commitment from Omier.

The On3 sports database lists Miami with a 30.8 percent chance to sign Omier. Florida State is second at 26.9 percent followed by Texas Tech at 23.1 and Georgetown at 19.2. Major Miami booster John Ruiz tweeted on Monday night “***MORE BREAKING NEWS TOMORROW AT 2 PM**** Stay tuned!”

Ruiz has been significantly involved in helping current and prospective Miami athletes secure Name, Image and Likeness deals. The NIL for Omier is valued at $15K according to On3. Ruiz worked with former Kansas State guard Nijel Pack on an agreement for a $400K NIL deal to represent his company MSP Recovery.

The Miami basketball program has been extremely busy in the last week. In addition to Pack committing to Miami, the Hurricanes hired new assistant coach Kotie Kimble and on Monday, rising fourth-year junior guard Isaiah Wong announced he is entering his name in the 2022 NBA Draft with the possibility of returning.

Omier averaged 17.9 points per game, 12.2 rebounds, shot 63.2 percent from the floor and 72.9 from the foul line. Omier would provide Miami with a true low post scorer for the 2022-23 season. Miami has not had a player who can score in the post since Dewan Hernandez from 2016 through 2018.

Omier attempted only three three-point shots for Arkansas State last season. Pack is the second-ranked transfer by CBS Sports and Omier is 14th. Miami gains needed experience with Pack and potentially Omier. If Wong does not return for next season, Jordan Miller is the only returning starter for Miami.

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Miami starting guards Kameron McGusty and Charlie Moore, forward Sam Waardenburg and  Backup center Rodney Miller exhausted their eligibility. Omier would be projected to start up front basically replacing Waardenburg but in a much different role than the New Zealander played as a stretch four.