Wilkes is a smooth shooting guard who sank more than 45 percent of his three-point attempts last season ... also proficient at driving to the basket ... started 27 of 30 games for the Bears in his first season after transferring from Kansas ... is at his best in the transition game ... older brother of Cal sophomore Jordan Wilkes.
As a Redshirt-Sophomore in 2005-06: Reached double digits in scoring nine times ... scored a career-high 18 points in just his second game, helping Cal top Long Beach State Nov. 21 for head coach Ben Braun's 500th win ... had 13 points and three steals against his former school, Kansas, Dec. 10 ... that game started a run of four straight contests with double-figure points, including a 13-point outing vs. DePaul ... played a key role in the Bears' victory at UCLA Dec. 31 with 12 points, three assists and three steals ... tallied 15 points in the Bears' home win over Washington Jan. 26, making 6-of-8 shots from the floor ... sat out the Feb. 9 Stanford game with a sprained ankle and was limited in Cal's next two contests vs. Arizona and Arizona State, the only three games he did not start during the season ... led the team with 30 steals, including a team-best 17 in Pac-10 action ... had 14 points in the Pac-10 Tournament quarterfinals vs. USC and seven more against Oregon in the semis ... scored 10 points and matched a career best with five rebounds vs. North Carolina State in the NCAA Tournament.
2004-05 Season: Redshirted after transferring from Kansas ... averaged 17.8 ppg during Cal's summer trip to Italy in August 2005.
As a Freshman in 2003-04: Averaged 1.4 ppg and 0.9 rpg in 3.5 minutes per contest as a freshman at Kansas ... helped the Jayhawks to a 24-9 record and an appearance in the NCAA Elite Eight ... scored a season-high nine points (3-6 FG, 1-4 3P, 2-4 FT) vs. Fort Hays State ... matched that total against Binghamton (3-4 FG, 1-1 3P, 2-2 FT) ... saw action against a pair of Pac-10 teams, hitting a three-pointer vs. Stanford and scoring three points in 14 minutes against Oregon.
High School: Attended Loyola HS, where he was a two-time CIF Southern Section Player of the Year ... as a senior, averaged 18 ppg and shot 55.0 percent from the field in leading Loyola to the sectional championship ... also a first-team all-state choice and a Western U.S. All-American in 2003 ... selected to the 2002 all-state underclassman first team ... had his Loyola HS jersey retired ... rated the No. 94 recruit in the country by ESPN.com ... averaged 22 ppg, 6 rpg, 5 apg and 4 spg as a junior.
Personal: Omar Leander Wilkes ... born in Santa Monica, Calif. ... parents are Jamaal and Valerie Wilkes ... father starred at UCLA and in the NBA with the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers ... also has a sister, Sabreen, who attended UCLA ... enjoys horseback riding and playing chess ... intends to major in sociology.