Omar Daniel has a love for the game of basketball that started when he was 8 years old. He played recreation basketball and summer basketball on Martha’s Vineyard and the parks in NYC. Omar learned the importance of basketball fundamentals on outdoor courts all over the Northeast. The lessons he learned on the outdoor courts helped him become a 3 year starter on his Ossining High School basketball team. Omar in his senior year averaged 20 points a game and was selected to the All Westchester County Team in 1989.
Omar used his 20 years of knowledge and started coaching in youth basketball leagues and camps. In 2002 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. He started a 3 on 3 basketball tournament with the help of his lifelong basketball mentor Mike Daniel. Omar realized that basketball had declined on Martha’s Vineyard. He wanted to bring back the good times, he experienced as a kid growing up at Niantic Park, Martha’s Vineyard.
Today Omar has continued this tournament for 10 plus years and has seen it grow to over 100 youth. Omar has future goals to bring the tournament to Douglasville, GA a small suburb 25 miles outside of Atlanta. Omar has moved down south from New York and has seen unsafe and lack of care to the outdoor basketball courts in his town. 2013 will be the first year The Vineyard Streetball Classic will be launched in Douglasville, GA to help improve and bring awareness to the need of outdoor basketball. Omar has dedicated his time to the game and will share his passion with the youth across the country, were ever there is a need for basketball.