Detroit Henry Ford basketball coach Kenneth Flowers sums up his senior guard James Towns in one word; “Tough.”
But when you meet him, you don’t recognize the tough, relentless, and aggressive player he is on the court because of his quiet, calm and collected demeanor off it.
“James is a very humble hard working student athlete. His drive for winning and getting better is second to none. He is always working to get better,” coach Flowers said.
The Class B first team All-State player, fresh off leading the Trojans to the Class B state championship, had one other important piece of business to handle Wednesday, and that was deciding what school he would attend in the fall.
Towns made it official before a small crowd at Henry Ford, where he averaged 26 points, 5.7 assists and 3.5 rebounds this season. He announced that he will be attending Niagara University on a full scholarship.
Proud beyond words, Towns feels like this is the opportunity of a lifetime and he relishes in the opportunity.
“Getting the offer from Niagara was one of the best days of my life. I felt like I had accomplished something major,” Towns said.
According to Towns, he feels that he will fit right in to the chemistry of the team.
“This school is the perfect fit for me. I feel honored that they see potential in me. And, I’m only going to give them my best,” he said.
He is excited about the transition from Detroit to western New York. Towns will be a Business Marketing major this fall.
“I will be in New York, so everything will be exciting to me. I will be meeting new people from all different backgrounds. I will be working hard on my major. I will also be doing what I love with the next level of athletes,” Towns said.