Josh Lomers always maintained the fact he would have a decision made before his junior year ended. That time has come and the 7-foot, 250-pound center from Boerne (Texas) High School had made his pick. The four-star prospect decided he'd play his college hoops in the Big 12.
Lomers committed to the Baylor Bears late Tuesday night, according to his high school head coach Stan Leech.
"Josh was true to his word and he's always said he wants to play at a place where he's comfortable and familiar with everything," Leech said. "Baylor just had everything for him - basketball, education and it's in Texas."
Lomers narrowed his choices down to the Bears along with Colorado, Georgia Tech and Texas A&M. The No. 30 ranked player in the class of 2006 visited every school expect Texas A&M.
The center is a rarity in high school basketball. He's incredibly big as a high schooler and knows how to use his brute strength and size to his advantage. Lomers is a prototypical center and his progression over the last year and a half is an indication of what kind of changes he'll make to his body and game in college, says Leech.
"Over the last 18 months, he's really come a long ways. If he does what he's done in the next 18 months, he's going to be really good," Leech said.
The Bears will certainly love his size to compliment Kevin Rogers and Mohammad Kone, two prized big men in the class of 2005 that signed with the Big 12 program.
"He's just so big and he's got great skills to go along with that body," Leech said. "He moves really well and he's real coachable. Josh does a good job on defense and he changes a lot of shots but he also gets up and down the floor really well too. He's going to be pretty good."