6-foot-4 Canadian born Junior Lomomba is on campus this weekend for an unofficial visit as a high school junior. According to Rivals.com, Lomomba has an offer from NMSU. Lomomba was born in Montreal but has been in Wisconsin since the eighth grade or so. He plays his high school ball at Madison Memorial and AAU ball with Detroit Family. He said he was at West Virginia two weeks ago and took unofficials to Iowa Xavier and Cincy last year.
On Montreal native Hernst Laroche
"He was with the older guys and I was just a young guy so I used to watch them play."
What do you think about Canadian born players coming the US and having success at this level?
"It's a good thing. Me coming from Canada, it's always good to see other Canadian fellows coming here and doing good. Hernst for example. He came here and since his freshman year, he has been the starting point guard. It's always good thing. They made it to the tournament so it's good for his resume."
What led to coming to check out NMSU in person?
"They have been recruiting me for awhile since the eighth grade. They showed me a lot of love so it's the least I can do is come here and actually take a look at the place. Even though it doesn't have the big name, it's a good college. They made it to the tournament and like coach said, they emphasize helping their players get to the next level and that's a good thing."
Why did you come from Canada to Wisconsin?
"It was a basketball decision. Simply because I have more of a chance in recruiting here than Canada. It's always hard to go to high school in Canada and then have to make the adjustment."
Does a school going to the tournament factor in when it comes time to make a decision?
"Not really. I'm looking for a school where I will be able to come in and play right away and I know I will get better individually and hopefully help my team make it to the tournament and win the conference."