Academics Meets Athletics
Archbishop Spalding center Will Bowers has made great strides since the beginning of his high school basketball season. We've always said that it takes a little while longer for the light to go on with big guys. Now, Bowers' light is flashing.
"The kid wasn't rated anywhere at that level and he goes to Houston and plays great," Spalding coach Mike Glick said. "It's unbelievable. It's amazing how the process works now."
It's pointless to try and get a feel for Bowers' current list of schools at this point, though he plans an trimming it down in the near future. Holy Cross, Stanford, Purdue, Ohio State, Michigan and Maryland have been in. South Florida, St. Joe's, Penn, Northwestern and Pittsburgh are coming on Wednesday. Notre Dame, Charlotte, Florida State, Providence and Ohio State have been in and are players for his services. The first cut occurs sometime next week.
"It's like anything; the kid is starting to work and experience some success," Glick said. "He's a legit 7-0 with a 1,300 and is staying four years in college. How many guys are there like that?" Good point, coach.
Bowers improved as last season went on and averaged 12 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 in Glick's methodical and successful offense. He's playing with Baltimore Select this summer and will be at ABCD Camp in July.