FROSTBURG, MARYLAND -- In the final game of the Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament, junior center Will Bowers from Archbishop Spalding High School in Maryland looked like the player RivalsHoops has seen many times throughout this year. The 6-11, 225 pound big man was squaring up for jump shots, rebounding better and playing strong defense in the Cavaliers 75-70 overtime loss to Roanoke Catholic this past weekend.
Some of the schools that have been recruiting Bowers include Maryland, Texas, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Wake Forest, Notre Dame, Providence and Villanova. Spalding head coach Mike Glick said that Bowers will get the list down to about seven in a month or so.
In the hard fought match with the RC Celtics, Bowers had 16 points, four rebounds, three blocks, two steals and zero turnovers. He made as critical play as there was in the game when he put back super junior J.R. Reynolds' jump shot from the foul line with time expiring in the fourth period and the score knotted at 59-59. He also had three towering dunks on excellent feeds from the Spalding guards.
Bowers does not leave the court often, especially in games when he keeps his fouls down. He was rested for just a few of the 36 minutes in the Roanoke Catholic game. The young man has a lot of desire, runs the floor well, and according to Glick, works hard in practice.
The fact they his play was back to its usual level was unimportant to Bowers. What mattered was the Cavaliers had loss the game. And he wanted a win, especially for his senior teammates.
Bowers will play with the Baltimore Select AAU team this summer and is scheduled to attend the NBA Players Association camp in Washington, DC, and the adidas ABCD camp in New Jersey.