Five Star Forward Omari Spellman Commits to Villanova

2016 power forward Omari Spellman

Class of 2016 power forward Omari Spellman out of The MacDuffie School in Springfield, Massachusetts, has committed to Villanova. Spellman, who recently attended a Villanova win over Georgetown in Philadelphia, announced the decision on his Twitter account in honor of his mother's birthday.


At 6'9 270 lbs, Spellman is rated 5 stars by both ESPN and Scout. Spellman also held offers from Ohio State, UCLA, UConn, Arizona, Cincinnati, Stanford, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Pitt, Miami, St. John's, Seton Hall, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, West Virginia and more. Spellman is the first commit for Jay Wright and the Wildcats in the 2016 class. In the 2015 class Villanova has commitments from point guard Jalen Brunson, shooting guard Donte Divincenzo and power forward Tim Delaney.