7-foot, 250-pound center Josh Lomers caught the attention of scouts and coaches with his play on the AAU circuit last summer. Out of Boerne (Texas) High School, Lomers, the No. 30 ranked player in the class of 2006, moves well and can score the ball. With Lomers' tremendous size, you would expect him to be a highly sought after recruit. At this point, he has two Big 12 offers, but look for interest in the big man to increase over the AAU season.
Presently five schools top Lomers' school list.
"I like Baylor, Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, Kansas and Kentucky," said Lomers. "Both Texas A&M and Baylor have offered, while Baylor was the only school I heard from during the contact period."
As with most of the nation's top recruits, Lomers is looking for an opportunity to play early in his college career.
"I'd like to play early but not necessarily start," he said. "I know I'll have to come in and earn my minutes wherever I go. I'm also looking for a great education and a good college atmosphere."
Not an explosive athlete, but very large and coordinated, Lomers' takes up space and has a soft touch around the basket. Extending his range and improving his strength are his top priorities in developing his game.
"I need to continue to work on my jump shot and get a whole lot stronger," said Lomers.