THIS YEAR: One of the top recruits, senior point guard Omar Krayem has potential to be one of the top point guards in the conference ... Transfers from NCAA Division I Eastern Washington ... Has the ability to score and distribute ... Is quick and athletic ... Has good floor vision and is unselfish ... Enjoyed success against some major DI programs while at EWU ... Has the ability to lead a team efficiently.
2008: Sat out the 2008 season.
EASTERN WASHINGTON: Played the 2007 season at NCAA Division I Eastern Washington for head coach Mike Burns ... Appeared in 26 games, starting 13 for the 15-14 (8-8 Big Sky) Eagles ... Averaged 8.4 points, 1.7 rebounds and had 71 assists against just 63 turnovers ... Was second on the team in three-pointers made (36) and three-point percentage (.371) ... Ranked in the top 15 in the Big Sky in assists and three-point percentage ... Scored in double-figures 11 times, including a season-high 21 against NAIA Evergreen State (Wash.) ... Had 19 points, including a season-high six treys, against Santa Clara ... Had 18 points (four treys) against Washington ... Scored 11 points vs. Gonzaga ... Had 16 points and nine assists against Portland State.
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played two seasons (2005-06) for head coach Jim Roffler at Lower Columbia Community College in Longview, Wash. ... Was a two-time NWAACC All-Tournament team selection, earning MVP honors as a 2005 freshman ... Averaged 18.3 points and four assists in four tournament games in leading the Red Devils to the NWAACC title ... Named MVP of the NWAACC All-Star game as a sophomore after scoring 22 points, grabbing seven rebounds and dishing out six assists ... Named All-NWAAC twice, earning first team honors as a sophomore.
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped two varsity seasons for head coach Don Wallace at Modesto (Calif.) High, graduating in 2004 ... Named Modesto Bee District Player of the Year and Central California Conference MVP after averaging 21.1 points as a senior ... Led the Panthers to the conference title as a junior.
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 12, 1986, in San Francisco, Calif., to Nabil Krayem ... Is an only child ... Cousin, Jemell Swafford, played basketball at CBU from 2006-07 ... Majoring in communication.