Flowers Has High-Major Attention

As the season went on, the word continued to leak out. John Flowers, a 6-foot-7 forward out of Leonardtown (Md.) St. Mary's Ryken was in the process of stringing together a very good season.

Last weekend at the Boo Williams, John Flowers showed what he could do in comparison to others in his class and the results came out favorable. The 6-foot-7 power forward who has the long term ability to slide over and moonlight at the small forward, made perimeter shots and played in attack mode facing the basket.

Flowers indicated that he plans on expanding his skill package once school lets out. "I think over the summer I'm going to work on my ball handling and my jump shot to get stronger," Flowers said. "I want to play hard every game and work hard."

Programs have taken notice of Flowers. West Virginia, Virginia Tech, St. Joe's, Michigan, George Washington, LaSalle, Virginia and Maryland are evaluating Flowers. One program in particular has made a tremendous early impression on Flowers and surely they hope that interest blooms into a commitment.

"West Virginia. The head coach calls me and is recruiting me hard. He calls once a month comes to workouts whenever he can and shows a lot of interest. He says I'm a top, top priority. I love the attention that he's given."

Flowers feels like his game can translate anywhere. Especially since he's always looking to take advantage of any situation where he sees a mismatch. "A lot depends on who is guarding me. If I have a little man on me I just post up. If it's a big slow guy, I'll just go by him."

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