Junior Lomomba Gets Minnesota Interest

Junior Lomomba, a 6-foot-4 sophomore guard from Madison (WI) Memorial, is one of the top players in the Midwest. He is planning on visiting Minnesota next weekend. The Gophers have already extended a scholarship offer to Lomomba. GoldenSports.Net caught up Lomomba's AAU coach and uncle Hennessey Auriantal to learn the latest on his recruitment.

Junior Lomomba helped pace the Spartans to a league title and a runner-up finish in the WIAA Division 1 State Tournament as he averaged 10.2 points and 4.1 rebounds. He scored in double figures in eleven of 20 games for Madison Memorial this year. He missed the first eight games of the season, due to an injured wrist he suffered at the Nike Global Challenge in Portland, while playing with a Canadian team.

GoldenSports.Net caught up Lomomba's uncle Hennessey Auriantal to learn the latest on his recruitment.

"His interest and offers are increasing. He got a couple of new schools who are showing some strong interest in him right now."

Lomomba has scholarship offers from Xavier, Tennessee, Baylor, Minnesota, New Mexico State, State and Nevada and is receiving interest from Kansas, West Virginia, Florida, Cincinnati and Arizona State, according to Auriantal.

Auriantal said that they are planning on making several trips to colleges next month.

"We are going to Tennessee June 3-6. From there, we are going to West Virginia on the 7th. We come back and then he goes to the Nike Jamboree and then to Kansas."

Auriantal said that Lomomba is a player with many strengths.

"I think that he plays hard every time he steps on the floor. He plays multiple positions. I think that his strength is that he can do many things on the floor. For us, we started to play him at the post position. When he was a kid, we started him at the "4" position, then the "4" to the "3", the "3" to the "2" and now this year, he is play the point guard. I think his strength is that he can do many things with the basketball. He can create, can pass, can post and can shoot. He is working on his shot to be a little more consistent. We've got time for that. He is working on his ballhandling and on improving his shooting."

Auriantal said that Lomomba is working hard to improve himself as a player.

"His main goal is increase his free throws, his lateral movement, his shooting the three, his mid-range and his vertical and working on his body."

Lomomba is playing for Wisconsin Gators Elite, the Family out of Detroit and the Unique All-Stars AAU programs. However, he is playing with the Family is many of the top Nike events.

"We are leaving him on The Family, so he can play on the Nike circuit. He has high goals. He wants to be in the top five and he feels that he can be a top five in his class. I told him that if he wants that, he has to be in the Nike circuit and plays against the top players."

Lomomba played well for the Wisconsin Gators Elite, in a top April event.

He played with us in the Real Deal in the Hill and he played very well. He averaged over 27 points a game. We won our pool."

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