Hours later, the talented 6-foot-8 big man was diagnosed with a blood clot in his leg that will likely keep him on the sidelines for his entire junior season.
``He was hospitalized for a couple days," Davenport Central coach Craig Werdinger. "They put him on blood thinners and he's doing fine now as far as his spirit is concerned. He can shoot free throws and ride a bike, but he can't have physical contact."
Werdinger said that Pomlee will be on Coumadin for six months.
``He's going to be out, as of right now, for the season," added Werdinger. "It's a big loss for us and more importantly for him. We just want him to get healthy."
Pomlee averaged 14 points and 10 boards per game last season, but had a breakout summer.
``It's too bad because he was really starting to make a lot of progress," Werdinger said. "He had come a long way from last year to this year. He was really starting to come into his own."
``He's a big-time Division I player," added Werdinger.
Werdinger said that despite the medical condition, there's been little to no change in regards to the schools monitoring his progress.
``He's 6-8, long, athletic and was really making strides," Werdinger reiterated. "It's really unfair."