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Brian Bowen to Decide ‘Within Two Weeks,’ Romeo Langford Drops 40 in Front of Rick Pitino, Bill Self, Matt Painter

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Brian “Tugs” Bowen, the 6-foot-7 small forward from La Lumiere (IN),  is closing in on a college decision.

“I’m thinking I’m going to make my decision within two weeks,” Bowen said on ESPN2 after going for 27 points in La Lumiere’s 85-63 win over New Albany (IN). “I’m down to Creighton, Michigan State, Arizona and Texas, so we’ll see what happens from there.”

Michigan State-bound forward Jaren Jackson added 9 points and 19 rebounds in the win.

La Lumiere won despite Class of 2018 shooting guard Romeo Langford going for 40 points in the loss in front of Louisville coach Rick Pitino, Purdue coach Matt Painter and Kansas coach Bill Self.

“He’s a great junior, he’s a great player,” Bowen said. “I really enjoy his game.”

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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.