All-American Brian Bowen will make his college decision on Saturday, June 3 at 1:00 p.m. PT via Twitter. You can follow him @Tugs20 for the announcement. Finally!
Bowen has enrolled in summer classes at Louisville. This could lead one to assume his next destination.
After months of speculation and prognostication, we will have an answer in less than 48 hours. Bowen is one of the best players in the 2017 recruiting class. He is the BEST available prospect remaining and the only uncommitted 5-star product.
In my opinion, Bowen is the best pure scorer in a loaded 2017 class. He would be a bonafide star to any team he chooses. Not to mention, his decision could go a long way in determining the fate of Pittsburgh transfer Cameron Johnson.
The McDonald’s All-American and Jordan Brand Classic MVP is said to be deciding between a host of destinations. Namely, the Ducks. Oregon’s interest in the multidimensional talent has been consistent and relentless. UO is seriously in the mix.
Nevertheless, a swarm of elite programs continue to circle Bowen. Texas emerged as a top destination last week. However, recent reports say UT head coach Shaka Smart was not ready to promise a starting spot to the incoming freshman.
As it stands now; Creighton, Michigan State, Arizona and DePaul remain serious contenders to land Tugs. North Carolina and Louisville recently turned their attention to the Michigan native, as well. It looks like Rick Pitino landed another monster.
Bowen could slide right into the Oregon starting five. He would be the perfect fit for an uptempo offense with a defensive mindset. The Ducks would be legitimate title contenders with his commitment to their emerging program. We will get into all the details if he chooses to reside in Eugene on Saturday.
For now, we continue to wait for a decision that was promised by the end of April. You can’t fault the kid for taking his time with the most important decision of his life. In the end, I believe the extra time enabled Oregon a better shot at the stud. Bowen did “unofficially” visit the campus with his mother after his supposed deadline.
The underlying story is the Ducks are in the mix for the best prospects in basketball. 2017’s Final Four appearance was no fluke. The best has yet to come.