Kromah attracting growing college interest

Updated: February 24, 2009, 5:35 PM ET
By James Quinn |

Eleanor Roosevelt High School (Greenbelt, Md.) is one of the top public school basketball programs in Maryland, reaching the Class 4A Final Four in both 2006 and 2007. This season's team is led by 6-foot-5, 190-pound swingman Lasan Kromah, who is averaging 21 points and 8 rebounds a game and is a strong candidate for DC Area All-Met and Maryland All-State honors.

Kromah, a third-year varsity player, plays wing guard and both forward positions for the Raiders. During his junior season he averaged 14 points and seven rebounds on his way to earning All-County honorable mention accolades.

"Lasan has had an excellent season for us so far. He has played both inside and outside for us. In addition to being a great scorer, he has helped on the boards, played good defense," coach Brenden O'Connell said.

"He is definitely a Division I prospect. He is hitting nearly 45 percent of his 3-point attempts, but mostly he is just a flat-out scorer. He can shoot deep, get to the rim and he has a good mid-range game. I think he has the skills to play wing guard in college, though as he gets bigger and stronger, I think he can also play small forward at the next level."

Kromah did not sign a letter of intent this past November. Waiting until spring to choose a college, Kromah is getting a lot of recruiting interest, including George Washington University, UMBC, Virginia Commonwealth University, Northeastern, Old Dominion and Jacksonville.

"Interest has picked up as the season has gone along, and I anticipate even more schools offering Lasan scholarships in the next few weeks," O'Connell said.

James Quinn covers high school basketball for