How did you enjoy your trip to Ann Arbor?
“I had a really good time. It was fun. It was pretty cool to play with the guys you see on TV.”
Was it your first time on campus?
What did you take away from playing pick-up games with the guys?
“I realized that college level shooting is a lot better. If I want to be effective on offense, I have to make a higher percentage of my shots.”
What’s your height and weight and what were your personal averages on your team last year?
“I’m 6-11, 210 lbs. I averaged between 13 and 14 points per game, 9 rebounds, and 7 blocks. My team finished 2nd in our league and we made it to the Class C quarterfinals.”
How would you describe your game for those that haven’t seen you play?
“I play defense, I block shots, I run the floor well, and I have a good post game. I have a little turnaround jump shot.”
Is there a player in college or the pros that you compare favorably to?
“People have told me that I’m a lot like Chris Kaman. I think that’s a good comparison.”
What other schools have been in contact with you?
Did you grow up a fan of a particular school?
“Not really. Most people are a fan of one school or the other, but I just like them both.”
Do you have a favorite at this point?
“I really don’t have a favorite, but Michigan is definitely in my top schools.”
What other schools would be in that top list?
“Michigan and Michigan State would probably both be in there. Beyond that I don’t really know at this point.”
What are going to be some of the significant factors in your choice?
“One is going be if they have offer the field I’m looking to go into. Then it will be how I think I can affect the program. Can I come in and play a lot or will I be on the bench for two years before I got to play?”
What do you want to major in?
“I’ve thought of a few different things, but I’m really not sure yet.”
Do you think you’ll be back in Ann Arbor for more open gym sessions?
“I’ll definitely come down a few more times.”
What are you other summer plans?
Well, I'll be attending a team camp at Central Michigan, the NBA Camp, the ABCD camp, and the Big Time tournament in Las Vegas.
GBW will have more updates on Tom throughout the summer.