Rowsey Scheduling Visits

According to his father, Chris Rowsey, UNC Asheville transfer Andrew Rowsey is in the process of scheduling his official visits.

According to his father, Chris Rowsey, UNC Asheville transfer Andrew Rowsey is in the process of scheduling his official visits.

Mr. Rowsey informed Pack Pride this morning that his son will take an unofficial visit to Tennessee this weekend. He has also scheduled official visits to NC State (April 30th), Cincinnati (May 7th), and Marquette (May 15th) and has tentatively scheduled a visit to Virginia Tech (May 6th).

Wake Forest reached out to Rowsey last night and the Demon Deacons could also receive a visit, likely after the trip to Tennessee.

A sophomore, Andrew Rowsey quickly established himself as one of the top players in the Big South Conference, as he averaged 20.3 points while being named the Big South Freshman of the Year and first-team All-Big South.

"I didn't expect that going in," Rowsey told Pack Pride over the weekend. "Things happened for me to get a lot of playing time with Keith Hornsby transferring to LSU. We had another point guard leave too so I was able to start right away and play a lot. I had big shoes to fill, that's for sure."

He followed up his freshman campaign by averaging 19.2 points per game, leading the Bulldogs to a 15-16 record.

In nonconference play he really turned it up a notch against high-major teams. He opened the season with a 26-point outing at Wake Forest and scored 28 in a win over East Carolina. He had 30 in a loss at South Carolina and scored 27 at home versus Charlotte.

What makes Rowsey such a dangerous scorer is his ability to shoot from behind the three-point line in a variety of ways. He can run off screens or create his own looks off the dribble. He's hit 208 three-pointers in his first two seasons and is shooting nearly 40% from 3-point range while attempting almost nine three's per game.

Mr. Rowsey knows what his son will be looking for on his visits.

"First of all hitting it off with the coach," he said. "Then he wants to make sure that it's the right fit as far as who they have coming in, who they are recruiting, and who is on the way out.

"We're going to talk to the coaches about what Andrew's role will be. No one is going to promise you 30 or 35 minutes, but he wants to go to a place where he will have the chance to play."

Will distance play a role in his decision?

"Not at all," said Mr. Rowsey. "I'd like to be there, but it's not about us, it's about finding the best place for Andrew. I'll make it to games."

NC State's Rob Moxley is recruiting Rowsey for the Wolfpack. What has the feedback been like from NC State?

"It's been positive," said Mr. Rowsey. "I've been talking with coach Moxley and we'll learn even more about NC State and their situation when we get down there on the visit. We'll be able to talk face-to-face about a lot of things."


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