Player Spotlight: Tom Fow

We continue our prep basketball coverage with the spotlight on Tom Fow, 6-6 Wing out of Phoenix,(Ariz) Notre Dame Prep. We sat down with Fow to discuss his recruiting...

Tom Fow, 6-6 SR W Notre Dame Prep (Scottsdale, AZ). Fow has blasted out of the starting gates in 2006 averaging just over 26pts per game and 9 rebounds. The 2nd Team All State selection in 2005 is coming off a 40 outburst against #1 Saguaro.

Fow has elevated his stock for Division I programs looking for a wing that can shoot it from behind the arc, an athletic defender and above average athlete.  Good perimeter ball skills, that can score in traffic and plays hard for 32 minutes.


He has joined the list of current Arizona NCAA Division I athletes who expect to make an immediate impact this fall playing Division I Basketball.


A definite Low Major prospect that the Mid Majors should be keeping a close eye on in the coming months.


We had a chance to sit down with Fow and talk about this season, his team and his college future.


Tom Fow       

Notre Dame Preparatory

Guard    6'6"    190 lbs.

High School Coach: Matt Harris



Cager Report: What were your stats from last season?

Fow: 19.4 pt/gm  8.3 reb/gm  FG% 49.5  FT% 79.5 

CR: What is your official height and weight? 

Fow: 6'6" 190 lbs.

CR: What is your greatest basketball memory?

Fow: Beating #1 Ranked Saguaro High School in overtime.  Scoring 40pts and 13 rebounds in the game.


CR: What are your goals for the upcoming season?

Fow: My first goal is to win our region championship. Next I would like to be successful in the State Playoffs. Lastly to receive a college scholarship.

CR: What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?

Fow: My defensive awareness and my defensive intensity.  I would like to improve on every aspect of the game because I still have a lot to learn.

CR: Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?

Fow: All of them, including Matt Coakley who I believe is one of the best point guards in the state. I am amazed that all my teammates bring so much intensity to every aspect of the game. It really is a pleasure to play with them.

CR: Name one teammate you really respect and why?

Fow: I can't name just one. All of them. We all challenge each other to play at the highest level everyday. For that every single one of my teammates deserves the highest respect.


CR: What are your goals regarding playing basketball in college?
Fow: I would like to PLAY at a Division I basketball program close to home.


CR: Would you consider staying in state to play in college?

Fow: Yes, If I could be an impact player for one of the University teams then I would accept the offer.


CR: What would your top 5 college choices be? Do you have any offers yet?
Fow: University of Pacific, University of Portland, Pepperdine, St. Marys, Any of the West Coast Conference schools. No offers yet.


CR: Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?

Lawrence Hill (Stanford). He is extremely athletic and challenged me to play my best defense.

CR: Name one opponent who you really respect and why?
Fow: Even though I have never played against him. Harper Kamp is the one player I have a tremendous amount of respect for. He always gives 100% in every game.


CR: What Club Basketball team do you player for in the Spring and Summer?

Fow: I played for the Arizona Stars coached by Eddie Johnson and Art Dye.


CR: How do you think your coach would describe you as a player?
Fow: A great shooter with excellent court awareness. Solid rebounder with a great leaping ability. A very hard worker, that is dedicated to the defensive side as well as the offensive side. A classy player on and off the court.

CR: What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?

Fow: My shooting ability. My ability to elevate and create open looks for myself and my teammates. My court awareness and my passing are all strengths in my game. My intensity level on defense used to be something I needed to work on, but with the help of my coaches and teammates I have made it a strength.


CR: Who is your favorite athlete and why?

Fow: Michael Jordan- greatest basketball player that has ever stepped on the court.

CR: What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Fow: The key to success is to never quit.

CR: Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?

Fow: A hard working defensive team with a lot of intensity and heart.

CR: What position do you think you will play in college?

Fow: The 2 or 3 position

CR: What can a college program expect from you as a player?

Fow: A coachable player that will give his all on both ends of the court.

CR: What will the main factors be when you choose a school?

Fow: My impact on the program. The education, location, and coaches and players.



The Cager Report would like to thank Notre Dame Coach Matt Harris, Tom Fow and his family for allowing us to conduct this interview!


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