After spending most of the off-season expanding his game and gaining confidence, Aromona will certainly push for more minutes as a sophomore this season ... Played in all four games of summer tour in Costa Rica, averaging 4.0 points, 2.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.3 rebounds.
A high-energy walk-on, Aromona joined the squad just prior to the team's first practice ... Did not play in the final four games of the season ... Saw action in a pair of conference games, averaging 6.0 minutes per outing ... Registered 7 minutes at No. 24 Wichita State (2/15/12) with a rebound and an assist ... Made his MVC debut against Bradley (2/12/12) with a five-minute stint at JQH Arena in the first half, his first minutes since Dec. 23 ... Converted a late-game three-point play and recorded a pair of rebounds vs. St. Marys (12/23/11) in Las Vegas Classic ... Saw 3 minutes in win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (12/19/11) ... Came off the bench for 2 minutes in home win over Kennesaw State (12/17/11), his first appearance in six games ... Scored first points as a Bear with a rebound and put-back at Arkansas State (11/15/11) with 3 minutes of court time ... Played 2 minutes in win at Nevada (11/11/11) in season opener ... Knocked down a three-pointer in exhibition win at Missouri Southern (11/5/11) in 5 minutes on the floor ... Played 3 minutes against both Truman State (10/27/11) and William Jewell (10/29/11) in the preseason while recording a rebound and an assist against Truman.
Started two seasons at Lincoln Prep in Kansas City, earning two letters for the Tigers ... Averaged 15.2 points, 3.0 assists and 2.3 steals per game as a junior in 2009-10 for coach Ron Robinson ... Scored a season-high 32 points in the William Jewell invitational as a junior while earning all-conference and all-district first-team honors ... Also named to Grain Valley Showdown All-Tournament squad as a team captain for the 14-11 Tigers his junior year ... Also started as a sophomore for coach Marshall Draper after posting 10.4 points, 3.9 assists and 1.8 steals per game ... Was also on the all-district and all-conference squads in 2008-09 for the 15-11 conference champions ... Was not eligible his senior season ... Was a freshman regular for coach Todd Maguire at O'Hara High in Kansas City before transferring to Lincoln Prep ... Played three seasons of AAU ball with the Kansas City Keys and Spiece Mo-Kan Elite, a team that won both the Manhattan Classic and Midewest Invitational in 2009.
Tomie Aromona was born 2/2/93 in Kansas City, Mo. ... He is the son of Abayomi and Abisola Aromona of Kansas City ... Has a brother Tokie who played at Independence (Kan.) Community College and Northern Iowa Area College ... Majoring in Business Entrepreneurship with a minor in Psychology.