Former Teammates Reunite in Tulsa
Carter joined the 66ers as an affiliate player under contract after attending the Oklahoma City Thunder training camp. Lomers was selected by Tulsa in the third round of the 2010 NBA D-League Draft.
“When we first got to Baylor, we didn’t know much about one another,” Carter said. “We both wanted to help turn Baylor’s program around. Together, we came out and worked through the good times and the hard times. We grew together.”
Carter was excited to hear Lomers was selected by the 66ers in the draft on Nov. 1.
“To have a familiar face around is always better,” Carter said. “When I found out, I knew it was a blessing. I couldn’t wait until he got here. I kept calling him and asking ‘Where are you? What time are you going to be here?’”
Lomers, a 7-0 center, also looked forward to reuniting with his former college point guard.
“We had really good chemistry at Baylor and now we are able to take advantage of that in training camp,” Lomers said. “It is nice to have someone you know. He has picked me up and taken me to dinner this week. It is nice to know someone so everything isn’t so foreign.”
The former Bears are taking advantage of the opportunity to share the court once again, this time as professionals.
“Training camp has been really good,” Carter said. “I feel we are all getting better. The coaching staff really pushes us. Everybody has been pulling their weight and doing their jobs.”
“The energy continues to pick up every practice,” Lomers said. “It is always good if you can build on the energy of the previous practice. It’s been fun and I am just enjoying every minute.”
Ultimately, development is what drives the former Baylor teammates during training camp.
“We both are coming to Tulsa with the determination to get better,” Carter said.