Peter Prowitt & Taj Finger Sign National Letters Of Intent

Nov. 12, 2003

Stanford, Ca - Peter Prowitt, a 6-foot-10, 245-pound center, and Taj Finger, a 6-foot-8, 195-pound forward, have signed national letters of intent to play basketball at Stanford University.

Cardinal head coach Mike Montgomery made the announcement of the signing of both players on Wednesday (11/12/03), Prowitt and Finger will enroll at Stanford in the Fall of 2004.

Prowitt, from The Potomac School in McLean, Va., is a powerful player in the mold of former Cardinal All-American Mark Madsen. Prowitt averaged 23.1 points, 10.1 rebounds and nearly four blocks per game last year in helping lead the Panthers to the Virginia state championship. Prowitt was named tournament MVP. Prowitt, who shot 70 percent from the floor, had his best game of the 2002-03 season when he scored 42 points and grabbed 20 rebounds against St. John's Prospect Hall. Prowitt gained numerous post-season honors including Virginia state Co-Player of the Year, and Washington D.C./Maryland All-Metro.

'I really enjoyed my visit to Stanford,' said Prowitt, who is a four-year starter at The Potomac School. 'One of the deciding factors was the fact that I got to know the Stanford players. They are the kind of people I want to be with.'

Prowitt is listed as a high honorable mention All-American by Street & Smith's Magazine.

Finger is a senior this year at Fox Lane High School in Bedford, NY. Finger, who can play both in the post and on the perimeter, averaged 17 points, ten rebounds, five blocks and 4.5 assists per game last year. Finger's best game of the 2002-03 season was a 37-point, 15-rebound performance against Dover High School. The two-time school MVP and four-year starter helped lead Fox Lane to a 17-5 record last year, the league title and a trip to the regional playoffs. For his efforts, Finger was named all-county and all-league.

Finger is listed as an honorable mention All-American by Street & Smith's Magazine.

Like Prowitt, Finger also is an outstanding student. Finger is a member of the National Honor Society.

'I think Stanford has a great mix of academics and basketball,' said Finger. 'The guys on the team are great, and I just felt that I wanted to be there.'

Montgomery says he is very pleased with this group of Cardinal prospects. 'We identifed Peter early in the recruiting process as someone who could help us tremendously along the frontline. Peter has a huge upside, and is an extremely competitive player. He will thrive in the Stanford system. Taj had a great summer, and jumped to the top of our recruiting list. He is a skilled power forward, who can also play the three (small forward). We are extremely excited about the contributions Peter and Taj will make in the Stanford program.'

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