East High School point guard Alex Lomax has made a decision for college for the next 4 years and it’s the Shockers of Wichita State University. Is it some what surprising? No, if you have followed the Lomax recruitment over the last few months,it’s one that took a few twist and a few turns. For almost a year, the thought was that he might end up being a Memphis Tiger like his high school coach and hometown hero, Penny Hardaway. Memphis made him a priority but seemed to turn their attention towards another Memphis point guard, Tyler Harris of Cordova High School recently when it was taking longer than anticipated to get a commitment .I guess in their eyes, it seemed as though the 6’0 guard started to think that getting out of area might be a good idea as he was exploring other options for college.
Could that have been the reason that Lomax chose another school other than the Tigers? Did he feel kind of slighted when it seemed as though the Tigers fell of him? “No, not at all, I understand that this is a business and I respect it 100%” said Lomax. The Shockers who under Greg Marshall have gone to the NCAA tournament for 6 straight years have now made Memphis a place where they feel comfortable coming to recruit, most recently with now freshman, Rod Brown. “Wichita State was a great choice with great atmosphere , program , great coaching staff” and according to close sources, his father loved their visit and the school a few months back.
Lomax has always been a winner since I’ve watched him, multiple state titles even going back to the middle school days,2 back to back state titles for East looking to 3 peat this year, and a 2x time winner of the Mr.Basketball award in Tennessee. When asked what Wichita State fans should expect from him, he said “They will see a player who loves to win, defend and make everyone better.” Now with the attention off where will he go, he can now focus on leading his team to another state title and maybe becoming Mr.Basketball for the 3rd year in a row which might be unprecedented in Tennessee.
I truly believe Lomax could become an all conference type performer by his sophomore campaign and be recognized as one of the country’s best point guards.