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Basketball Recruiting

2022's Rowan Brumbaugh emerging as a high-major recruit

January 24, 2021

COVID-19 halted the game of basketball and led to the ultimate cancellation of games, events, recruiting, etc. Several guys were working their tails off, prepared to possibly have a breakout summer or just elevate their name onto the map. One guy, who would’ve benefited from AAU basketball this summer?

Rowan Brumbaugh. 

The 6-foot-4 guard is a Washington, DC native. He attends Northfield Mount Hermon, alongside four-star junior Avery Brown, they form one of the East Coast’s most talented guard tandems and both are high-major recruits.

Back to Brumbaugh. I think the reason why he’s so valued by his coaches and those recruiting him is due to the fact that he sees the court better than many guards do at that level. He has a high-IQ, a capable scorer, excellent court vision, and he’s a teammate that guys want to play with and be around. He prides himself on involving his teammates and making everyone look good.

His recruitment has seen major growth. Obviously, a lot of his high-major interest, some turned scholarship offers, haven’t come in until recently. Georgetown and Virginia Tech, outside of Wisconsin’s recent offer, were Brumbaugh’s first two high-major scholarship offers.

In addition, George Washington, Richmond, Princeton, Saint Louis, and several others are in the mix as well with scholarship offers that were already extended. 

Brumbaugh recently took the time to speak with and touch upon his emerging recruitment, his game, and a lot more.

Which schools are heavily involved?

“Georgetown, Xavier, Wisconsin, Penn, Princeton, Virginia Tech.”

And as far as newer schools go, who is showing interest?

“The newer schools are Butler, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Tulane.”

Wisconsin and Greg Gard extended you a scholarship offer, thoughts?

“I really love their program. Love their style, culture - everything about it, their coaches are great. They believe in me and what I can contribute to their program and they have an incredible history of winning.”

Xavier became your most recent offer, what are your thoughts on them?

“Love the coaching staff, all of them are so easy to talk to. Love their play style - they play with pace and space so it fits me perfectly.”

How about one of your first high-major offers, Virginia Tech?

“With V-Tech, they love pass-first point guards like myself, the tradition of winning – they always have great guards. And their coaches are awesome.”

Entering your junior year, where do things stand on a commitment timeline?

“When I will commit is undecided. I want to be able to be mature about my decision so I want to be comfortable. I want to make the trip and see a lot of these schools when COVID-19 clears up, especially schools farther away from me.”

How would you best describe your game?

“I’m a pass-first point guard, who has good size, good feel, who is a winner and makes winning plays. I pride myself on being tough and knowing who needs touches and what plays to call.”

No season this year, what are your personal expectations?

“Unfortunately, no season this year, but I just want to continue to work on my game and trust the process because that’s what it’s all about.”

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