2 year varsity starting guard Jomo Goings has made his commitment to further his academic and basketball career at Slippery Rock University, located in Pennsylvania, this coming fall. Jomo has been a leader in the bulldog program resulting in his senior year being one of the most historic individual seasons in program history and the winningest team season in program history. Jomo averaged 22 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 1 block per game. He led the bulldogs to their first 4A South division championship (7-1) since 2011 and the first 4A West Regional Championship in school history. He was selected MoCo player of the week once and also selected Washington Post state public school player of the week once. He was also selected 1st team all County, 3rd All state and HM All-Met. Jomo is a crafty scorer from the wing position who can score at will in the open court and crafty enough to pick defenses apart time and time again in the half court. He can score from any level (3 point, Mid range, At the rim, and ABOVE the rim) with high consistency. He was the type of player that led by example more than words, but when he spoke, everyone listened. A great player and even better person who loves his family and friends and respected by everyone he interacted with both on and off the court.
Coach Blumenthal had nothing but great things to say about Jomo
Coach Blumenthal shared the following-
I couldn’t be happier for Jomo and his family for all the hard work and dedication he has put forth for himself and our program to get to this moment. I have had the pleasure of watching Jomo grow leaps and bounds as both a great young man and basketball player since joining our Bulldog Family. Since joining the program Jomo has done nothing but work his tail off in the classroom, weight room, basketball court, and throughout the community to be the best student-athlete he could be. That type of work ethic set the bar for his teammates this past season and all the future bulldogs for years to come.
Jomo was not just an amazing scorer of the basketball. His skill set dominated all phases of the game. Jomo nearly averaged a double double from the guard position (points and rebounds). He also knew the attention from opposing defenses was geared towards him every night and he was a very willing passer setting up his teammates for easy shots time and time again while also dominating the other side of the floor averaging 3 steals and 1 block on the defensive end. Jomo proved to the entire county and state that he was a force to be reckoned with on both sides of the floor.
With all that said, I am most proud of his growth as a young man and leader for the team and in the community. He has always been willing to help his teammates work to reach their goals and the first to praise their accomplishments. He represents everything a Churchill Bulldog stands for with his work ethic, passion, selflessness, and commitment. Slippery Rock is getting a great student and athlete and I couldn’t be more excited to follow his growth through college and watch him compete on the court for the Lions.
Want to see some of Jomo’s highlights, take a look here – Jomo Goings Highlights