Player Spotlight: Michael Barlow

The Cager Report on sits down with a top 2007 Arizona prospect, Michael Barlow, a 6-5 athletic wing from Seton Catholic High School...

Michael Barlow, 6-5 2007 W Phoenix (Ariz.Seton Catholic High School.  The pure shooter from Seton Catholic has high academic colleges and universities vying for his services.  Interested in staying on the west coast, Barlow recently sat down with the CR to talk about his future, basketball and college opportunities.


Long armed with above average athletic ability, Barlow's strength comes from his ability to shoot it from 3.  He can create his own shots and shoot off the dribble.  Above average ball skills but needs improvement for the LM level…He plays hard for 32 minutes…Can defend bigger stronger athletes in the open court and inside the paint…Look for Barlow to lead Seton Catholic to another run at the 3A St


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NAME: Michael Barlow, Jr.

SCHOOL: Seton Catholic

POSITION: G/F  ht: 6'5"wt: 200 pounds




Cager Report: What is your official height and weight?
6'5" and 200 pounds

CR: What is your greatest basketball memory?
My greatest basketball memory was making the game winning 3 pt. buzzer shot in triple over-time this year.

CR: What are your goals for the upcoming season?
My goals for the upcoming season are to lead my team to a State Championship and win the Arizona Small School Player of the Year.

CR: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
I have really worked hard on ball handling and would like to keep improving on my speed and agility.

CR: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for? Barlow: One teammate that people should watch out for is Martin Graham.

CR: Name one teammate you really respect and why?
I respect Martin Graham because he has been through a lot of tragic set backs and continues to move forward.

CR: What are your goals regarding playing basketball in college?
My goals for college basketball is to find the right fit and to make an immediate impact.

CR: Would you consider staying in state to play in college?
I do not want to stay in state for college.


CR: What would your top 5 college choices be? Do you have any offers yet?
Harvard, UCSD, Stonehill College, Rollins College, Point Loma.  I do not have any offers yet, but I have a home visit scheduled for next week.

CR: Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?
The best player I ever played against was Jarred Bayless. He is an amazing athlete with natural talent and is committed to the University of AZ.

CR: Name one opponent who you really respect and why?
I have great respect for Jordan Brown (Hamilton High School) who is an excellent player and an amazing shooter .

CR: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
All of my coaches would describe me as a very self-disciplined, hard-working, passionate player that is driven to succeed.

CR: What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?
My strengths include my 3pt. shot, left and right side ball handling, boxing out on defense, and my team leadership. My weaknesses include limited genetic athleticism, and speed and agility.


CR: Who is your favorite athlete and why?
My favorite athlete is Steve Nash because he is a great player and role model.

CR: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
"You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you" Philippians 4:13


CR: Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
My team has a good chance at winning State this year.

CR: What position do you think you will play in college?
I will play the swingman position in college.

CR: What can a college program expect from you as a player?
Any college program can expect 110% from me at all times both on and off of the court.

CR: What will the main factors be when you choose a school?
The main factors when I choose a school will be the right academic and basketball fit for me, the size of the school, and the basketball coaching staff. 


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