Rowley Ends His Recruitment

Senior center Kyle Rowley is Big Ten bound. Once thought to be a member of the Class of 2009, the debate is over and he's college-bound this fall.

For the longest time, the discussion centering about Kyle Rowley wasn't about college but high school. In particular, what year would Rowley be?

"At the start of the year it wasn't a thought of being a 2008," Matt Vaughn, Lake Forest (Ill.) Academy coach said. "He thought about it, didn't want to do it and now as the year ended he thought he was ready to go to college."

Enter Georgetown and Northwestern. With the Hoyas recent loss of Vernon Macklin, they had a spot open up. Northwestern had been on him a long time.

"Things moved quickly and he's going to go to Northwestern. He feels really good about that and he's Class of 2008. That's where he's headed."

The Hoyas came out and took a look at Rowley. Tom Crean and Indiana checked him out as well.

"We outlined Northwestern and Georgetown – different situations – and I think he felt like he was going to get on the court earlier at Northwestern. He hasn't been playing basketball very long and he wanted the better chance of getting on the court earlier. He likes the Big Ten aspect and his game is power. He likes the physical play."

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