October 5, 2009

Hawkeyes host top 2012 hoops prospect

With the 2010 recruiting class already in the bank, the Iowa Basketball coaches are focused on the future when it comes to recruiting. This past weekend they hosted one of the top prospects in the Midwest in the Class of 2012 in Junior Lomomba, a 6-foot-4 wing player from Wisconsin and he was impressed with what the Hawkeyes have to offer.

"It was a fun," Lomomba said. "I had a good time on my visit."

Lomomba, who currently lives in Madison and attends Madison Memorial High School, turned quite a few heads as a freshman and again this summer playing for Wisconsin Gators Elite.

He arrived in Iowa City on Saturday morning and got the grand tour of Carver-Hawkeye Arena and then headed over to watch the Hawkeye football team in action.

"We met the coaches over at the arena and they gave me a tour of the facilities and the locker room. I got to shoot a few baskets while we were there as well," he said. "Then we went over to the football game and afterwards we came back to the arena and went to the locker room where they showed me a video about the program and how they would use me in their system."

During halftime of the football game, Lomomba was able to spend a few minutes with Head Coach Todd Lickliter, which he was a good experience and that he was a good guy to talk to.

Assistant Coach LaVall Jordan is leading up the Iowa recruiting efforts with Lomomba. He said that Coach Jordan was at quite a few of his games over the summer and that he was a cool guy to spend time talking with on Saturday. Lomomba said that the coaches invited him back for a basketball game this season, which he said he would like to do.

Iowa isn't alone in the pursuit of Lomomba, who has already gotten strong interest from schools like Duke, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Memphis, Marquette, and Iowa State. He said he will be hitting the road again in the coming weeks for more unofficial visits.

"Next week I am going to Minnesota. The week after that I am going to Xavier and then after that to Cincinnati."

He said he likes getting out to the various campuses to get a feel for what the school and the coaches are like in person.

The Hawkeye Basketball coaches have a big weekend coming up with several visitors set to be on campus. Stay turned to HawkeyeReport.com for the latest news.

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