Posted On: 03/13/19 9:11 AM
It was a bit of a down year at Madison and as a result, Tommy Pham was a bit off the radar. But ask coaches around the PIL and they’d tell you that the crafty 5-foot-6, 140-pound point guard was a Senator they always had to game plan for. Pham was able to get through his final year of high school ball from start to finish and now he’s looking ahead to hopefully playing some college ball in the future.
“Senior season for me, I tried to do my best,” Pham said. “It was tougher for us because we had a lot of underclassmen and juniors that were first time on varsity. And sometimes at practice we only had four or five guys because people were out for some reason. Personally I thought I could do a lot better but I’ve just got to keep working and grinding every day.”
Watch Pham play and one thing is clearly evident – the young man can stroke it from long range. He’s got deep range on his J but he can also create and has learned to compensate for his lack of size.
“I’ve been known as a shooter ever since I was young,” Pham said. “So I’ve always had a pretty good jumper. I also think that I have a pretty high IQ and have a pretty good feel, getting guys open, hitting them for sure, and I’m crafty around the basket sometimes.”
Pham is hoping to continue playing his playing career and noted that he’s been in touch with several local NWAC programs such as Clackamas, Portland CC, Mt. Hood, and Clark, and the University of Dallas has also shown some interest from afar. “I’m definitely interested in all of them,” Pham said. “To me, it’s wherever I can play. I’ll play wherever.”
Pham is giving AAU basketball one more go this spring before making any decisions – he’s suiting up with an unsigned seniors team with Rose City Basketball. “I’ve got to keep working and there are a few friends here that I’ve played with before,” Pham said. “So I’ve got to get them better as well as myself also.”