Brumbaugh Makes His Pick
Collecting scholarship offers may be fool's gold...but nobody had more of them than Northfield Mount Hermon's Rowan Brumbaugh in New England's class of 2022.
On Monday, his first day back on NMH's campus, Brumbaugh had his choice of them as he announced his commitment live with Jeff Goodman on Field of 68 - and the decision was a bit of a surprise as he turned away some of the most notable high-major programs in the country in order to commit to Northwestern and head coach Chris Collins.
Brumbaugh has made tremendous strides in his game during the last 18 months, transforming himself from a player who couldn't crack the rotation on most nights as a sophomore to one who may be the region's best true point guard now.
"Northwestern is getting a player that is constantly in pursuit of his best version of himself on the court," NMH head coach John Carroll said. "He has incredible IQ, tmepo and a great desire to make his teammates better. He wants to make the winning play."
Additionally, Brumbaugh has tremendous positional size, a significant chip on his shoulder, increased pace in the open floor, and a ton of craft and creativity around the rim. Most of all, he's a pure point guard who plays a pass-first style to make those around him better.
ROWAN BRUMBAUGH COMMITMENT!— The Field of 68 (@TheFieldOf68) August 30, 2021
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