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Tuesday / November 12.
  • Brian Bowen, the 6-foot-7 small forward who led La Lumiere (Ind.) to the Dick’s Nationals championship earlier this month in New York, is still weighing his five schools of Arizona, Creighton, Michigan State, N.C. State and Texas, but also visited Oregon on Monday with his mother, a source confirmed to ZAGSBLOG.

    “Oregon’s trying to talk to me because Troy [Brown’s] been talking to me as well,” he said at the recent Jordan Brand Classic. “They’ve just called because they know I haven’t decided yet.”

    Bowen then mentioned Ohio State and Missouri, and told Rivals.com on Friday at the BallisLife.com All-American Game in California that Florida State is now involved.

    Bowen also has been linked to DePaul after the school hired former La Lumiere coach Shane Heirman and then on Monday landed a commitment from point guard Tyger Campbell, who will reclassify to 2018 from 2019.

    “At this point I’m just weighing all my options,” he told Rivals. “It’s all about me picking the right school. Every program has given me their best pitch and now it’s just about when I want to make my decision,” Bowen said.

    Canadian wing Ignas Brazdeikis has the option of going to college in 2017 or ’18, and is considering his options at the moment.

    “I’m definitely leaning towards 2018 but I’m leaving 2017 open as an option,” he said Friday in an interview.

    The 6-foot-8, 220-pound Brazdeikis runs with CIA Bounce on the Nike EYBL circuit, where he’s averaging about 23 points per game for a team that is currently 5-3 and hoping to qualify for Peach Jam.

    “The schools I hear the most from are schools like UConn, Florida, Michigan, Vanderbilt, Illinois, SMU and Oklahoma, probably,” he said.

    “I’m probably going to cut my list down by maybe the end of the summer. I’m going to decide what I want to do and if I want to cut my list then.”