There's a part of his family history that intrigues Wyatt Lohaus. It comes from his father, Brad.
The elder Lohaus grew five inches taller between his sophomore and junior seasons of high school. The 6-foot-2, 173-pound Wyatt finished his sophomore year in May.
"I feel like I'm going to get taller," Wyatt said. "I have pretty big feet and my dad was a late bloomer in high school. I feel like there's a chance."
A spurt for Wyatt could mean even more attention from college recruiters. The Iowa City West High/Iowa Barnstormers point guard already holds scholarship offers from Northern Iowa, Rice, Northern Colorado, South Dakota State and San Francisco, which all came through in the last few days.
Brad played for Iowa from 1982-84 and '85-86 before spending 12 years in the NBA. Wyatt said he's also heard from the Hawkeyes, Creighton and Lehigh.
"UNI has been in contact with me for a while but, still, i wasn't really expecting an offer that soon," Wyatt said. "San Francisco contacted me for the first time a few days before the tournament we just got done with and then they offered."
Growing up in Iowa City, Wyatt's family had season-tickets to the Hawkeye games. He stopped short of saying the hometown school is his dream school.
"I'm not really set on one school yet," Wyatt said. "I'm just really looking for the right place for me. Yeah, I've thought about (playing for Iowa while watching Hawkeye games at Carver-Hawkeye Arena as a kid) before. But like I said, I'm just looking for the right place for me."
Lohaus started at point guard for West last winter. The Trojans won the Class 4A state championship. He hasn't rested on that success.
"I've really been putting in the time in the weight room and on the court," Wyatt said. "I'm just trying to improve my game every day. Strength is definitely the thing I'm most focused on. I'm also working on being a better point guard. I'm trying to extend my range on my threes and just trying to do everything it takes to become a great player."
"He's becoming one of my favorite kids I've work with," Barnstormers Coach Greg Stephen said of Lohaus. "He talented, but he's driven and incredibly hard-working. Iowa spoke really highly of him the last time they checked in."
Wyatt credits his high school and AAU coaches for helping his development. His father also plays a significant role.
"He teaches me almost everything I know," Wyatt said of Brad. "Whenever I have a question, he's always there to answer it and help me out."
Wyatt said he doesn't remember much the times he saw his father play live in the NBA.
"I was pretty young," Wyatt said. "I watch film of him. It's pretty cool to go back and look at him playing."
With two years of high school left to go, Lohaus doesn't plan on rushing his recruitment.
"I'm just enjoying the process and just want to pick the school that's best for me," he said. "I have time to find that. So, I'm not really worried. I can just let it happen."