Justin is a former professional and division 1 basketball player. Basketball has always been a major focus in his life. Born on November 23, 1988 to Roger and Karen Stommes in Cold Spring Minnesota, Justin grew up with his older siblings Brandon and Brooke, and his younger sister Kelsey. From an early age, his work ethic and determination combined with his love of basketball defined his pursuit toward excellence in the sport.
Throughout his high school years, Justin starred for Rocori High School as a stand-out guard. During that time, he worked hard to advance his skills in basketball and began to develop his leadership qualities, motivating and working with his team to play great basketball. Recruitment in his junior and senior seasons resulted in a full scholarship to Eastern Kentucky University.
During his college years at Eastern Kentucky University (2007-2011), Justin continued his hard work and team leadership. His statistics illustrate the important impact he had on the basketball court. In his junior year, Justin started all 33 of the Colonels contests and led the team in scoring (14.2 ppg), assists (3.5 apg) and minutes played (32.4 mpg). He finished among the top 10 in the OVC in scoring with a 52.1 percent field goal percentage and a 41.5 percent assists and three-point shooting.
In addition, Justin was named OVC Player of the Week on Nov. 23 after hitting the game-winning three-pointer with 9.7 seconds left against UTSA while scoring 17 points and dishing out seven assists.
He was also named MVP of the O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE tournament. Justin averaged 11.7 points and 3.4 rebounds a game over his four years. He finished third in Colonel History in career three-pointers made (210) sixth in assists (300) and sixteenth in points (1,277) assists. Justin was an incredible asset to his team and school.
Justin’s intensity and vision on the floor with his ability to create opportunities for his teammates made him one of the premier guards in the Ohio Valley Conference. With a major in sports management and his impressive success in basketball, Justin had transformed himself from a college player to a profession sports player.
Justin had an outstanding rookie season in Europe during his first professional season. He was arguably Germany's Pro-A's top player in 2011-12 and the only player in the league to shoot over 50% from the both 2pt-fgs and 3pt-fgs.
He continued his success with another incredible season in Holland's top division where he was the only player in the league to rank in the top 5 in both scoring 16.2ppg and steals 2.0spg,. He was also the only player to shoot over 50%-2fgs, over 50%-3fgs, and over 80%-fts.
During his season in Belgium, Justin averaged 13 ppg while shooting amazing percentages (50%-2fgs, 60%-3fgs and 84%-fts) Unfortunately, his season was cut short when he suffered an injury that required surgery.
Currently, Justin is playing in the Drew League for the summer in Los Angeles. He is also running summer camps throughout the nation and training aspiring athletes and NBA players in California. With his determination, dedication, and expertise, Justin will continue to lead himself and others to high accomplishments.