Fowler Picks the Chippewa's
."I can only control my work ethic and how hard I play, I can't control who Coach Davis puts on the floor." That is what Chris Folwer, from IMG Academy, and originally Detroit Country Day high school said when I asked him about playing time next year at Central Michigan, who he committed to on his visit earlier that day. Folwer is very happy to be at CMU, but knows he still has a lot of work to do. "Picking CMU was something me and my family talked about a lot." Chris said. "In the end, being able to come back to Michigan and have my friends and family see me play was something I didn't want to pass up."
If Chris had any second thoughts they would have been erased when he visited. "The athletic facilities are great, but all gyms have two hoops, two free throw lines and a center court line." Fowler said, "I was really impressed with Moore Hall, CMU Broadcasting building, that is where I will spend the most time with getting my degree and I was very happy with what it had to offer."
Chris was hearing from FIU, Tulsa, UCI and Mississippi State besides several D2 schools.The PG is happiest making his teammates better. "That is the best part of my game, my ability to make the guys around me better, what ever that may have to be at the time." Fowler said. "I am working on being a more consistent shooter, and of course, like any player making the jump to college you can always get stronger."
Chris has being working for the past year at IMG Academy and feels like it was a great help. "We focus on getting better each and every day." Chris said. "My grades were good, so I didn't have classes to go to, I just focused on improving my game and getting stronger." Fowler added "We would work out 3 or 4 times a day, either in the gym or the weight room, and you had to be mentally tough to keep working hard and get over any hurdles that may be in your way either physical or mental."
Chris has not met any of his new teammates yet, since they have all gone home for the year but he will get a chance during the summer when he moves up to Mt. Pleasant for summer school. "I will be up there to take classes for the summer 2 session." Fowler said.