Michael McCammon

Jake Ohmer joins WKU's highly-rated 2017 recruiting class

Covington (Ky.) Scott guard Jake Ohmer committed to Western Kentucky on Monday

Western Kentucky head coach Rick Stansbury added another to his highly-rated 2017 recruiting class on Monday with the commitment of Covington (Ky.) Scott guard Jake Ohmer.

Following a stellar performance during the Kentucky Sweet 16 that saw him average 35 points to help lead Scott High School to the state semi-finals, the 6-foot guard was extended a scholarship offer and committed.  He announced his decision on Monday, calling it a "dream come true" via Twitter.

Originally committed to University of the Cumberlands, Ohmer will bring his impressive scoring abilities to The Hill next season.  As a senior, he was among the top scorers across the Bluegrass State be averaging 27.1 points per game. A 53 percent shooter from the field, Ohmer is also an effective deep range shooter, converting 42 percent of his three-point attempts this season.  His 85.8 free throw percentage also ranks among the state's leaders.

Ohmer joins fellow Kentuckian Taveion Hollingsworth, a three-star guard who was honored as the state's Mr. Basketball, in the 2017 recruiting class.  The class is highlighted by a pair of Top 50 commits in the No. 6 Mitchell Robinson, a five-star center, and No. 46 Josh Anderson, a four-star guard.

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