Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sharing the Wealth: Towe Opens Indiana Pipeline

The Chronicle-Tribune, an Indiana newspaper we are all familiar with these days thanks to their supreme coverage of Scott Wood, just ran a peice on NC State assistant coach Monte Towe, who went school in Indiana and now coaches at NC State.

Monte Towe, a former Oak Hill player has gone back to his roots to bring in some elite talent to NC State. Some say that Indiana is the top of the chain when it comes to high school basketball and Monte Towe agrees:

“Grant County sports takes a back seat to nobody,” Towe said at his induction into the Grant County Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday. “Schools in this area provide great platforms for kids to display their talents.”

The fact that NC State has a connection to that area is vital for the future of the program. The High School competition is feirce and players can come into college with a little less of a learning curve. See Julius Mays, who seemed to settle in just fine last season in minimal minutes, hitting a game winning buzzer beater against Miami and dropping 18 on Maryland in the ACC Tournament.

Towe made it be known that he isn't going to stop recruiting Grant County any time soon, either.

“I will always be looking to come up here and work this area,” Towe said. “As long as I am at N.C. State … — and I plan on being there forever — I am going to be around Grant County looking for players.”


4 Responses to "Sharing the Wealth: Towe Opens Indiana Pipeline"
  1. jose said...
    April 22, 2009 at 10:20 AM

    Great read- some solid praise for Mays. From what I've read of this publication they seem to have their act together real well (something that is absent locally).

    It's refreshing that Monte is still such a household name in the Hoosier state- I mean from some accounts the guy could run for office up there (smarter then that though).

    It would be AWESOME to annually fill in a 13 scholarship roster with the best local athletes in NC, the studs from 'Hotlanta and the foundamentaly solid Hoosier ballers.

    Best part was Towe basically saying this program and it's staff are in it to win over the long haul. Keep it up Monte, we know you and Coach Lowe will rebuild us back to a ACC champion again.

  2. Jason said...
    April 22, 2009 at 10:30 AM

    WPH, great site, thanks for the breath of fresh air and positive tone!

    Anything on Mr. Painter?

    Also, I saw today that Daniel Miller, a center prospect for UGA has decommitted. Does the Pack have any interest?

    Keep up the great work. Looking forward to some history lessons this summer

    PS. This is a different Jason

  3. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    April 22, 2009 at 10:37 AM

    Thanks for the kind words. We're working on gathering information on Painter and hopefully we'll have something for you shortly.

    The UGA decommit seems destined for GT but we'll see. Thats just early speculation.

  4. Anonymous said...
    April 22, 2009 at 10:55 AM

    Coach Lowe ,Coach Monte know whats up for sure .we is movin up look for wall to make the scene as well


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