Prospect Watch: Erik Lahm (2019)

High School
Missouri

Posted On: 10/3/18 4:06 PM

Class of 2019 forward Erik Lahm of Lindbergh has gradually developed into a quality frontcourt player over the course of his career.

 

The 6’10” Lahm is a finesse big with a nice skill set and shot blocking ability. He has received an offer from Division II Maryville University and has also gotten interest from schools such as SIUE, Morehead State, Alaska-Anchorage, Quincy, Pittsburg State, Lindenwood and Northern Colorado. In preparing for his senior year and the collegiate level afterwards, Lahm has been quite busy in the weight room putting some extra muscle on his long and lanky frame.

 

“It has been a priority,” said Lahm. “I’ve gained 25 pounds in the past three months and I am continuing to add more in the weight room.”

 

As a junior, Lahm averaged 14.4 points and 7.0 rebounds a game while shooting 53 percent from the field. He also averaged 3.4 blocks a game, which was among the leaders in the St. Louis metro area. Despite his thin frame, Lahm is quite capable of taking the ball to the basket with authority.

 

“I’ve really gotten better at scoring in the paint and using my body to get around defenders and finishing strong at the rim,” he said. “My shot has improved significantly and I continue to block shots and protect the rim.”

 

Lahm comes from a good basketball family as his father Mike was a Division I player at Murray State in the 1980’s. His older brother, Greg, was a former standout at Lindbergh who graduated in 2016. Erik Lahm has his sights set on passing up his brother on the school’s career scoring charts. That is among the many goals he has set for himself for the upcoming season.

 

“I hope to get noticed and receive some offers to play at the next level,” he said. “I want to win districts, make a name for Lindbergh basketball and pass my brother up on the scoring list here at Lindbergh.”