Norchard Omier at practice with update and Miami basketball hype video

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Norchard Omier returned to practice today, Jim Larranaga gave an update to reporters after practice and the Miami Basketball team released a hype video for the NCAA Tournament before leaving for the airport to fly to Albany, New York ahead of their Friday night NCAA Tournament game versus Drake.

Larranaga stated that Omier can stretch and shoot but they will have to wait until Thursday to determine if the Hurricanes’ forward can run and jump. Omier has been working with the training staff for the last five days per Larranaga. Omier accounts for 28.1 percent of the rebounds for the Miami basketball team in 2022-23.

The tweet in the hype video used the tagline “You didn’t pick us before why start now?” Miami advanced to Midwest Regional Final in the 2022 NCAA Tournament as a 10 seed. Miami beat seventh-seed USC, second-seed Auburn and 11th-seed Iowa State before losing to top-seed Kansas last year.

Miami went through that gauntlet with games versus four straight high-level power conference teams. The Hurricanes were picked fourth in the ACC in the 2022-23 preseason polls behind national number one North Carolina, Duke and Virginia. Miami and Virginia shared the ACC Regular season title with 15-5 records.

Omier looks comfortable in the video of him shooting at practice with Larranaga observing nearby. Omier doesn’t appear to be putting a lot of weight on his shot, nor getting a lot of lift. The staff will continue working with Omier through Friday before making a determination if he can play versus Drake.

All-American Isaiah Wong and Jordan Miller are the two returning starters from the 2022 Miami NCAA Tournament run. Bensley Joseph and Wooga Poplar are slated for much bigger roles in the 2023 NCAA Tournament after contributing as reserves in 2022. Anthony Walker also played with Miami in the 2022 NCAA Tournament.

The hype video to begin the run for the Miami basketball team in the 2023 NCAA Tournament was made with the Players Tribune. Miami has had an incredible season no matter what the outcome is in the NCAA Tournament. After three down years, Larrananga has brought Miami out of an abyss that was not in its control.

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Games at the Watsco Center were special this season. The Big Game Boomer Twitter account named Miami the 22nd-best student section nationally. Another NCAA Tournament will continue the momentum Miami built in March 2022 that has been sustained with the 2022-23 ACC regular season co-championship.