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Former Scott HS basketball standout Jake Ohmer transfers to NAIA champion Georgetown (Ky.)

By Don Owen
NKyTribune reporter

Former Scott High School basketball standout Jake Ohmer, who played two seasons at Western Kentucky University, has transferred to Georgetown (Ky.) College.

Ohmer, a 6-foot-1 guard, appeared in 28 games for Western Kentucky last season and averaged 1.6 points per contest. As a freshman two years ago, he appeared in 37 games and averaged 5.6 points.

During his freshman season, Ohmer scored a career-high 15 points off the bench in an upset of nationally ranked Purdue at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas. The following day, he buried a 3-pointer late in the game as Western Kentucky defeated SMU.

Jake Ohmer averaged 27.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game as a senior at Scott and scored a school-record 2,705 career points. (Photo by Bob Jackson)

As a senior at Scott High School, Ohmer forged a legacy on the basketball court that made him a legendary figure during the Eagles’ remarkable run to the Sweet 16 in March of 2017.

His early success at Western Kentucky was not surprising to those who watched Scott capture the 10th Region championship in 2017, when Ohmer hit an off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Eagles the victory in the championship game.

Ohmer averaged 27.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game as a senior and scored a school-record 2,705 career points. He shot 52.7 percent from the field as a senior, 41.6 percent from 3-point range and 86 percent from the free-throw line.

The Taylor Mill native became a crowd favorite at the Sweet 16 in Lexington, scoring 106 points during three games – the 13th-most ever scored in a single Kentucky state tournament – while leading Scott to the semifinals in Rupp Arena.

Ohmer joins a Georgetown program that captured the NAIA national championship last season. The Tigers, who posted a 33-4 record en route to winning the NAIA title, welcome back forward Chris Coffey (14.5 ppg, 11.1 rpg) and guard Eljay Cowherd (13.3 ppg) from that team.

Coffey was named the most valuable player at the NAIA finals last season.

Contact Don Owen at don@nkytrib.com and follow him on Twitter at @dontribunesport

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