Friday, October 22, 2010

D1 Nation Real Talk: 2012 F 6'9" Connor Lammert of San Antonio Churchill

The D1 Nation caught up with 2012 F 6'9" Connor Lammert of San Antonio Churchill for this edition of D1 Nation Real Talk.

What are some of your hobbies outside of basketball?
Hanging out with my friends, working out, & going to the lake/ranch.
What’s your favorite subject at school?
Who are you listening to on your IPOD before a game?
Linkin Park, Kid Kudi, Eminem.
Who’s your favorite NBA player from Texas?
Chris Bosh.
List some goals you’ve set for this year.
Honor Roll, win district and make it to playoffs, getting into Pangos All-American Camp.
What’s the most memorable moment in your high school career?
Going 24-0 last year.

2012 F 6'9" Connor Lammert of San Antonio Churchill, shown with the Texas D1 Ambassadors
What’s been your best “Sports Center” moment?
Getting a tip dunk on another 6’9 player.
What college or NBA player do you model your game after?
Tim Duncan, Dirk Nowitzki
Who are the top 5 colleges recruiting you the hardest?
Texas Tech, Baylor, Oregon State, TCU, Davidson.
List the Top 6 players in Austin/San Antonio right now.
Jonathan Holmes, Tre Demps, Max Yon, Anthony Walker, Darius Hamilton, & Scott Mammel.
If you won a $1,000,000 what would you do with it?
Donate a quarter of it, buy a house a car and save the rest.
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
In college playing basketball.
Having just turned 16 in August, Lammert could easily be a sophomore as opposed to his advanced standing as a young junior.  This makes his potential all the more dramatic as he's on the way to being a sure fire 7 footer.  He is NOT a post and doesn't belong on the blocks.  He's aptly described his game in the vein of Dirk Nowitzki.  He runs the floor extremely well, has a nice face up game (including the three point shot), can put the ball on the floor adequately & was the only Austin/San Antonio area player who attended the prestigious Pangos Camp in Los Angeles last June.  A hairline fracture to his vertebrae suffered out in California shelved young Lammert for the rest of the summer.  He is now fully recovered. I've coached a lot of  great young bigs over the years & Lammert shows the potential to be right there with any of them including McDonald's All American John Henson of North Carolina. (And if that's not good enough for you, he's also an Eagle Scout!)-Coach Max Ivany