This summer with the New York Gauchos, Mike Tobey began to emerge as a very talented and skilled big guy. Now standing 6-foot-11, Tobey is continuing to make improvements. After flirting with re-classifying to the 2013 class, Tobey decided staying in 2012 was in his best interest.
"Basically after his first two years at Don Bosco Prep he had a large amount of the core courses, so we wanted to him to stay in that same direction in the same class," said Mike's father, Ken Tobey.
Tobey continued, "The move from Don Bosco to Hotchkiss had to do with the academics and also to have him used to being away from home. We felt there were a variety of benefits to it, and the academics were of course a big part of that. We also felt that the schedule Hotchkiss plays is stronger and we were excited for him to have that experience."
With those improvements at Hotchkiss, a lot of schools have come calling either to show interest or deliver a scholarship offer.
"The schools that have shown interest are Maryland, Boston College, Boston University, Rider, Notre Dame, Fairfield, and Stanford," listed the elder Tobey. "Some of the schools that have offered are Virginia, Miami, Siena, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, and Xavier."
Currently the family is just at the beginning stages of evaluating schools, but they do know what they will be looking for when it gets down to decision time.
"I think when it comes to selecting a school we would love to see Michael not go too far from home, but with that said it will be the best combination of academics and basketball," said Tobey. "He wants to play at the highest level he can play at and take himself as far as he can in the sport. We are just looking for that combination of academics and basketball."
Due to Mike's busy schedule at Hotchkiss with basketball and school no visits have been set up, but the Tobey's are hoping to make an unofficial visit to Virginia for a game where they have family near by.