Lucas was orphaned after his father's death, leaving his older brother Simon alone to take care of him. Despite his situation, Lucas has remained in good health and spirits, and is close to his older brother. He maintains a healthy grade in school and is able to focus on his studies and his homework.
Lucas is friends with Evan Newbie, who even slept over at their place the day after Simon got fired. Evan is the second-born child of the richest family in SimVille, and it seems likely that this connection will prove invaluable to the Torres. Evan, however, is disinterested in money and simply wants to be a good friend that treasures the quality of his relationships, rather than juggling a large quantity of them.
Lucas wants to be a basketball player when he grows up, and hopes that his financial situation isn't a hindrance to achieving that dream. Fortunately, his friend Evan doesn't mind helping him practice.