2015 Intro: Cinci Moeller Center Nate Fowler

A new big man has emerged on the Michigan basketball radar in the class of 2015 in Cincinnati Moeller (OH) High School center Nate Fowler. GBW had a chance to watch Fowler in action at AAU Nationals in Orlando and caught up with the young man to discuss the Wolverines and when he'll be making a visit to Ann Arbor.

Heading into his sophomore season, and built at a solid 6'8, 2015 Cincinnati Moeller center Nate Fowler is already commanding attention from several schools in the Midwest. Recently throwing their hat into the pile of interested schools were the Michigan Wolverines.

"My mom told me," said Fowler of Michigan's interest. "She was talking to my coach, and she told me after she talked to him. I was excited because I knew I'll definitely be interested in Michigan."

Recently Fowler was able to see just how interested the Wolverines are when he and his mother phoned Michigan assistant coach Jeff Meyer to begin building a relationship.

"My mom was talking to him, and she handed me the phone and I was talking to him," said Fowler, "and he just talked about what games he was at during the summer. And just talked about the program at Michigan and talked about what they look for in a recruit."

"He seems like a nice guy and sounds like he would be fun to have as a coach," said Fowler.

Throughout the July evaluation period, Michigan coaches were frequently seen courtside for the King James Shooting Star's games, partly because of Fowler's teammate, Franklin (OH) High School shooting guard Luke Kennard, and also for the skillset such a large young man already possesses.

"I'd have to say I'm a pretty good passer and I'm a pretty good shooter," said Fowler. "Most people will let me shoot shots because they don't think I can shoot."

As far as what he has to work on, he said, "I need to get faster, stronger and I want to be a better ball handler so when I get a rebound and can't pass it out to a guard, I'll still be able to get it over half court."

King James 15U were hot as can be throughout July competition, posting a perfect record up until the final game of AAU Nationals in Orlando.

"AAU season was fun," said Fowler. "We did good in July, especially, we didn't lose a game until that last one. And we were winning the last game by ten until that last minute, and we kind've just broke down."

With strong performances this summer Fowler already has two scholarship offers to his name from West Virginia and Dayton, while a host of other Midwest powers, including Michigan, are keeping a close eye as well. "West Virginia, Ohio State, Xavier, Cincinnati, Dayton, Notre Dame and Boston College are trying to get me on a visit," said Fowler.

While other visits are currently being setup by the Fowler family, Coach Meyer and the Wolverines will play host to the entire Fowler crew for a visit on September 8th, when the Michigan football team welcomes Air Force to the Big House.

"I think it's going to be a lot of fun and I'm excited about it," said Fowler. "It should be a great experience."

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