Suspended freshman Brian Bowen will look to transfer from Louisville after the University announced Wednesday that he would not suit up for the Cardinals in the wake of the FBI investigation that cost head head Rick Pitino and AD Tom Jurich their jobs.“Brian looks to complete this semester at UL and then seek an opportunity to play elsewhere,” his attorney, Jason Setchen, told ZAGSBLOG Wednesday evening.
“Brian has been a responsible young man for the institution since he enrolled,” interim Louisville athletics director Vince Tyra said in a statement. “He has endeared himself to his teammates and the men’s basketball staff with a positive attitude during a very difficult period.”The FBI complaint from September named assistants from four colleges, including Arizona’s Book Richardson, and also alleged Adidas arranged to pay Bowen’s family $100,000 in return for his commitment to Louisville and his subsequent signing with Adidas. Richardson and the three other assistants have since been indicted. Bowen was suspended indefinitely by the school in September, and later cleared by the FBI. Bowen is currently projected as the No. 19 pick in the 2019 Draft, per ESPN.com. Louisville also announced that it had “parted ways” with former associate head coach Kenny Johnson. “The university will have no further comment on this personnel matter,” a release from the school said. For more on the Bowen situation, read our New York Times story here. Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter And Like ZAGS on Facebook