Scott Basketball Star Jake Ohmer Commits to Western Kentucky
His star turn in the post-season may have led to a change in plans for Scott senior Jake Ohmer, who led the Eagles to the semifinals of the Kentucky Sweet 16 boys basketball state tournament.
Ohmer's last-second three carried Scott over Campbell County and then his 106 points in three games at the Sweet 16 in which the Eagles narrowly lost to eventual state champion Bowling Green on Saturday.
Originally, Ohmer was expected to play college ball at the University of the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky. That appears to have changed on Monday.
Ohmer tweeted, "This past week has been an exciting experience for me and a dream come true. I have committed to Western Kentucky University."
Bowling Green TV station WBKO spoke with Scott coach Steve Fromeyer about Ohmer's decision.
"(Western Kentucky coach Rick Stansbury) caught him in the tunnel Saturday night and got a chance to talk to him and had a chance to talk to his family Sunday. I believe they spoke again last night and that’s what (Ohmer) decided to do," Fromeyer told WBKO. “I’m thrilled for him. It’s something that he has worked really hard for. He’s a great kid.
"Western is getting a great kid, and more than anything else, that’s one thing that he brings. Someone that’s gonna be a good teammate and a good friend and an incredible basketball player.”
Scott finished 23-13 this season and made the Sweet 16 for only the second time in school history and first since 1989.
Western Kentucky finished 15-17 this season, and tied for seventh place in Conference USA.
Photo: Jake Ohmer leads Scott against Bowling Green at Rupp Arena in Lexington on Saturday (Brian Frey/RCN)