2007 Intro: Tim Abromaitis

We know it's kind of late in the game to start introducing guys in the Class of 2007. However, Tim Abromaitis is an exception. He's got four visits already set and is one of the more underrated players around the country.

Tim Abromaitis has almost all the answers. He has a 96 average and scored a 1470 on the SAT.

However, there is one question that stumped the Farmington High (Conn.) senior forward.

What do you want to do after you finish playing basketball?

``I have no idea," Abromaitis answered. "No clue."

``I wouldn't be surprised if his name is called on draft night in four years," said Kevin Kehoe, Abromaitis' coach with the Connecticut Gold. "He's been the best kid to coach and his basketball IQ matches his academic IQ."

The 6-foot-7, 210-pound Connecticut native, who just turned 17, averaged 25.7 points (third in the state), 10.2 boards and also swatted 58 shots while shooting 80 percent from the foul line as a junior.

While he has managed to fly under the radar, Abromaitis just returned from an official visit to Penn – and he has trips set up for William & Mary this weekend, Northwestern (Oct. 6) and Princeton (Oct. 20). He is also considering Yale, where his brother, Jason, is a senior forward.

``I had a lot of fun this weekend at Penn," Abromaitis said.

Abromaitis is a big-time shooter who also does a good job getting to the basket. One coach even commented on the fact that he makes more conventional three-point plays than anyone he's seen in recent memory.

Another coach compared his game to current Boston Celtics forward Wally Sczerbiak.

``He's the hardest-working kid you'll find and is just one of those kids who comes along once in a lifetime," Kehoe said. "He could have a big-time attitude, but he's as grounded as can be and is appreciative of everything."

``He's so under-recruited," added Kehoe.

While he hasn't gotten the attention even that some of his peers in the New England area have received, Abromaitis isn't worrying about that.

While he doesn't know what his long-term plans are just yet, he realizes what's going to be important. That's simple.

``A lot of my decision will depend on how I fit in when I go on my visit," he said. "I really loved Penn and now I'll be able to compare it to the other schools. I really got along with the guys on the team well."

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