Five-star prospect Brian Bowen announced Saturday that he has committed to the University of Louisville for the 2017-18 season, confirming a move that had been expected since earlier in the week when he enrolled at U of L. Bowen, a 6-foot-7 wing player from Michigan, enrolled in summer classes at U of L on Thursday but wanted to make his college decision public through his social media accounts. He picked Louisville over a host of schools, including Arizona, Creighton, DePaul, Michigan State, North Carolina State, Oregon and Texas, among others. "Happy to announce my commitment to the 'Ville," Bowen tweeted Saturday. "Let's get it." After Bowen's announcement, U of L confirmed that Bowen has signed a financial aid agreement and indeed plans to take summer classes at U of L. "We are extremely excited to have Brian with us," U of L coach Rick Pitino said in a prepared statement. "He’s extremely versatile and can play almost four positions. He’s an outstanding scorer, a terrific passer and someone who just really knows how to play the game. This gives us a deep, talented team, and we look forward to playing another exciting schedule." Bowen's pledge comes after a surprise twist in his recruitment over the past week. After the May 24 NBA draft deadline, Bowen reassessed his options as Arizona, Michigan State and Texas announced the returns of key wings who had entered their names into the draft pool.
McDonald's All-American Brian Bowen confirms pledge to Louisville
Louisville Courier-Journal | Jun 3