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BIG Pickup: 6'10 Texas Center Ben Lammers commits to Georgia Tech

UPDATE:   

Class of 2014 Center Ben Lammers has committed to Georgia Tech. Lammers is 6'10, 220 lbs, and he plays his high school ball at Alamo Heights in San Antonio, Texas. He is a 3 star recruit on Rivals, ESPN.com, 247sports, and Scout. He had offers from other top-tier programs besides Georgia Tech, such as Marquette, Miami, and Oklahoma State as well as offers from up-and-coming schools such as Stanford, Texas A&M, and Saint Louis.

ANALYSIS:

If Head Coach Brian Gregory is to continue the rebuilding process at Georgia Tech, he needs to reel in more recruits like Ben Lammers. With his size, 6'10, Lammers already has an advantage over many players in the 2014 class. Entering his senior season, the Texas big man will have a lot to play for after a devastating end to last year's season in overtime at the hands of Brennan High School just one game shy of the Class 4A state tournament. Lammers shined in the loss, posting 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 blocks. Seven blocks might seem like a lot, but for Lammers it's just a normal night on the hardwood. The lengthy center specializes in protecting the rim, and his stats often reflect that. He has quick feet for a big man, and he is a terrific high-low player. Lammers figures to be an excellent rebounder at the college level as he already uses his full extension really well to sky for boards. If he can shore up his positioning, he could be one of the country's top rebounders. The fact that he is already ranked a three-star prospect by all four major recruiting sites says that he has gotten a lot of exposure already. Apparently everybody likes what they see enough to think highly of the kid, including big college programs. Gregory now has two commits for the class of 2014 in 4 star shooting guard Tadric Jackson and, of course, Lammers. With the only center currently on the Georgia Tech roster being a senior, Lammers will have the opportunity to come in and immediately make an impact, which might have played into his decision. 

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Brian Snow