Lammers draws coaches

Three-star center Ben Lammers was someone a lot of coaches wanted to get a good look at in July.

Three-star center Ben Lammers is beginning to really make a national name for himself. An athletic and long armed player, Lammers gives maximum effort and has asserted himself as a defensive presence due to his strong play.

Playing on a somewhat under the radar South Texas Spurs AAU team, Lammers wasn't in the national eye until July, but coaches flocked to see him when they could.

"It is definitely an experience," said Lammers of playing in front of numerous coaches. "It is very flattering to play in front of so many coaches."

Recruiting wise there are numerous schools who are showing Lammers attention.

"I have offers from Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Texas A&M, Baylor, and Stanford is really interested," said Lammers. "Also Northwestern is interested as well as Purdue."

One school with a connection to Lammers is Texas A&M. His dad is an alum of the school, and he has seen the campus up close and personal.

"It is pretty cool to hear from them," Lammers said of A&M. "A&M is a great school, but I am not going to let where my dad played impact my decision. Still A&M is a great school and I do like them."

Another school who is really monitoring Lammers is Stanford. Academics are something Stanford takes a close look at, and Lammers is hoping his grades past the test.

"I have good grades, but I don't know if I have Stanford grades," said Lammers. "Still it is real nice to hear from them and to know I might have the opportunity to go there."

For now Lammers is just ready to go through the process and see what is out there. He hopes to take some visits and get to know the schools both from an academic and basketball perspective.

"I look for a solid program and I want to go to a school where the education is as good as the basketball," said Lammers. "I want to find a nice balance between education and basketball."

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