In today’s game, where long and bouncy wings are sought after by countless coaches, Junior Lomomba is the exception.
The 6-foot-4 swingman from Memorial (Wisc.) is a strong-bodied power scorer who uses his strength and versatility to make plays offensively. He’s also one of the more underrated players in the Midwest – but coaches have certainly taken notice.
“The whole recruiting process has been overwhelming but very fun,” Lomomba said. “All the phone calls, visits from coaches, as well as the ‘pressure’ coming from the people in the community.”
Lomomba is ready to get his recruitment over with, though; he has a decision date set for November 9.
The five schools on his list are Washington State, Cleveland State, Cincinnati, New Mexico State and UCLA. All five stopped by his high school to watch him work out last month, and he claims offers from the entire quintet.
“I feel like all five of those schools in some ways fit my style of play and they have good history,” Lomomba said. “They are all schools where I can see myself playing and having an impact my freshman year. I also get along with the coaches.”
He has taken visits to Cleveland State and Washington State, and is trying to finalize a visit to Cincinnati before his decision. Lomomba also took a trip to New Mexico State last season.
“I liked them a lot,” Lomomba said of his two official visits. “It was fun. I got to see how it was to actually go to the schools, hung out with the guys and saw how they practiced.”
As for UCLA, he’s not concerned about his lack of a visit to Westwood.
“The school name speaks for itself,” Lomomba said.
He said he likes all five of the schools and he hasn’t yet decided on his future destination.
In his mind, though, all five would be a good fit.
“I think it’s going to be a matter of my feeling for the school and the coaches,” Lomomba said. “I don’t think any of these schools would be a bad decision.”