Junior Lomomba Takes In Illinois Game

The Fighting Illini continue to bring in top prospects for unofficial visits for basketball games. Among the players at the game Sunday was sophomore guard Junior Lomomba. The Madison, Wisconsin athlete has a number of scholarship offers, and some big-time programs are keeping in touch.

Junior Lomomba made his first trip to Illinois Sunday for the Wisconsin game. The 6'-4", 170 pounder sees himself as a point guard.

"My natural position is the point, but for high school I play the wing. I play point guard for the Wisconsin Gators Elite AAU team."

Madison Memorial High School is on a roll, and Lomomba believes his team can advance far in the Wisconsin state championships.

"I'm doing real good right now, and we're winning. Right now, it's all about winning the state championship. Yesterday, we had our first sectional game, and we won. If we keep winning, in about 2 weeks we'll get to the Kohl Center."

Lomomba had a special memory playing AAU ball last summer.

"In AAU, I played point guard at the Nike Global Challenge in Portland with a Canadian team. I did good playing with mostly older guys until I hurt my wrist a little bit. But other than that I did pretty good."

Many college teams can use a player with his strengths.

"Getting to the basket, getting my teammates involved. I can handle the ball, and I like setting up my teammates."

Lomomba traveled to Champaign with his uncle and defers questions about school interests to him.

"My uncle is mainly in charge of my recruiting."

He has a number of scholarship offers including Baylor, New Mexico State, Indiana State, Marquette, Iowa, and Xavier. Besides Illinois, he is hearing frequently from Tennessee, Michigan State, Kent State and occasionally from Purdue and a few others.

Lomomba has no time frame for making a college decision. He just wants to check what's available to him.

"I'm just trying to do my time. Visit a couple schools, see the atmosphere and have fun."

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