Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Brian Bowen, the 6-foot-7 small forward from La Lumiere (IN) School, announced his commitment to Louisville on Saturday.
The Courier-Journal reported Thursday that Bowen was enrolled at Louisville, where he visited for an unofficial visit on May 29.
Landing Bowen gives Louisville the No. 6 recruiting class in 2017 per 247Sports. He also took official visits to Arizona (Oct. 29), NC State (Oct. 31), Creighton (Nov. 11), Texas (Nov. 25), and Michigan State (Jan. 29).
Louisville’s class also includes point guard Darius Perry, small forward Jordan Nwora, power forward Lance Thomas and big man Malik Williams.
The addition of Bowen, a natural scorer who led La Lumiere to the Dick’s National High School championship, should help offset the loss of sophomore wing Donovan Mitchell, a projected lottery pick in the NBA Draft.
Bowen’s commitment leaves point guard Tremont Waters as the only uncommitted prospect left in 247Sports Top 100. Waters took an official visit to LSU earlier this week on May 31.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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.