Oct. 7, 2014
THE FLATS – An all-state performer and a 3-star prospect who rated the 10th-best overall prospect in the state of Texas according to Texashoops.com, Ben Lammers was ranked the 19th-best center in the nation.
Tech’s coaches like his size, ability to score in a variety of ways around the basket. Lammers is a true center who can rebound in and out of his area, runs the court well, and has improved his ability to step out and make shots. He plays big and knows how to use his body to seal defenders in the lane where he can catch and finish around the rim at a high percentage.
An all-state choice his last three years at Alamo Heights High School for coach Andrew Brewer, Lammers was named the defensive MVP in his school’s district all three years. He averaged 16.3 points and 10.0 rebounds in 26 games as a senior before suffering a knee injury (the Mules went on to post a 28-5 record and reached the state playoffs). Lammers also played one year of football as a tight end and defensive end.
His father, Chris, played football at Texas A&M in the early 1980s, his borther Nick played soccer at Colorado College and his sister Allie is on an academic scholarship to Texas A&M.
Shoe Size: 16
Roommate: Travis Jorgenson, Brooks Doyle, Corey Heyward
Three Words That Describe Me: Tall, tall, tall
Favorite Food: Chicken fried steak
Favorite Late Night Snack: Oreos
Meal I Prepare Most Often: Cereal
Favorite Spot on Campus: My bed
Favorite Childhood Activity: Playing sports
Favorite TV Channel: ESPN
Moment in History I’d Like to Have Witnessed: Downfall of the Roman Empire
Celebrity Crush: Jennifer Aniston
Biggest Fear: Breaking both legs
Favorite Sports Movie: Space Jam
Favorite Non-Sports Movie: Dark Knight
Best Sports Talent Besides Basketball: Ping pong
Favorite Pro Athlete: Tim Duncan
Favorite Non-NBA Pro Team: Bayern Munich
Favorite Georgia Tech Sport to Watch: Football
Most Memorable Sports Moment: Spurs winning fifth championship
Pregame Ritual: Sleep
My Focus This Summer: Rehabilitate my knee
Favorite Coach Gregory Phrase: “Ben, you’re awesome.”
What I Like Most About Georgia Tech: The people