Tim Rowe Making a Name for Himself

The state of Georgia is a hot bed for many high level prospects in the future classes that have been known for some time now. However, one under the radar big man that has made a name for himself this past season was 2014 center, Tim Rowe. The junior big helped lead his Berkmar squad to a surprising season according to most before falling this past week to a heavily favored, Norcross team.

Profile - Tim Rowe

"We did pretty well. Nobody really expected us to go as far as we did. Our motto the whole year was, ‘Nobody But Us.' I think we proved some people wrong."

Rowe is a throwback big who can also step out and knockdown the face up jumper. His skill set caused many matchup problems for his opponents throughout his junior campaign. "I can play inside and out. I can use my left and right hand hook. I can also step out and shoot the 3 and have a lot of options off the pick and roll and the pick and pop." Now with a month of downtime before the AAU season picks up, Rowe understands that he has to add to his already developed skill set in order to become a better player for both his high school squad, and in quite possibly playing with other Georgia Tech targets and the Southern Stampede. "I want to hit the weight room; get bigger and get more aggressive. I need to improve on my athleticism and my ball handling, especially."

The talented junior has already been able to reel in more than enough offers up to this point listing Georgia Southern, UNC Wilmington, Binghamton, George Mason, and Towson. Yet, the 6'9 center, just like most, wants to play at the highest level and has received heavy ACC and SEC interest from the likes of Georgia, Mississippi State, South Carolina, and Georgia Tech. Rowe has already visited Clemson and Georgia, along with making a few separate trips to Georgia Tech; he also noted that Tech has come at him the hardest of late compared to the rest of the schools in the mix. When asked his thoughts on the ACC program, the Berkmar product seemed to have a solid background of knowledge of what the Atlanta program represents and the system Coach Brian Gregory runs. "I think it's a good program, competing in the ACC. I watched some of their games. I like there style of play and how they make their big men run and how these use them as the trailer and then in the post. I also really like the atmosphere."

Rowe still seems to have a while to go before making any decisions or official visits, but he is a pretty clear understanding of what he is looking for in a college. "Academics are big and a great basketball program. Also, a team that I can have another family with and get better as an individual on the court." Rowe made a point that he could definitely see himself at Georgia Tech and that it would be a solid fit and mentioned that the conference is an ideal situation for him. "I think this summer, a lot my recruitment will pick up. I can play at a higher level…I want to play in the ACC, the best conference in the nation."

It sounds as if Tim Rowe and his game mind be a hidden gem up to this point in Georgia, and it seems that if he continues on the same pendulum of play that he worked at using the motto ‘Nobody But Us' during the school year, then Georgia Tech might have done the foundation work in obtaining a legitimate presence in the paint for years to come.

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