Schools check in on Cowan

Schools continue to drop in on four-star point guard Anthony Cowan.

Four-star point guard Anthony Cowan is one of the top floor generals in the class of 2016. The Washington (DC) St. John’s product is a true point guard who had a terrific summer, and now college coaches are continuing to come in and see him.

For the 5-foot-11 Cowan this is a big high school year. Last year he was in a secondary ball handling role on his team, but now he is going to be asked to carry the load, and with that he is working hard to improve.

“Fall workouts are going really well,” said Cowan. “I have really dedicated myself to the weight room and I am working hard to get bigger and stronger.”

Recruiting wise several schools have been by to check in on Cowan.

“I’ve been talking to Maryland, Georgetown, Xavier, George Washington, Louisville, Miami, Florida State, and a few other schools,” noted Cowan.

In fact Maryland boss Mark Turgeon made sure to be there on the first day to see Cowan and speak with him.

“I like Maryland because of the relationship that I have with Coach Turgeon,” explained Cowan. “He came to my school on the first day on the live period to talk to me and my family. He told me that he could be anywhere in the country, but he came to see me, and that I am his No. 1 priority in the country in the class of 2016. That meant a lot to me.”

Also the local Georgetown Hoyas have made Cowan a priority, and have a former teammate in the mix to help them out.

“I have a good relationship with Coach Kevin Broadus and I am real close with Tre Campbell who goes there,” explained Cowan. “I have been a Georgetown fan since I was little. In fact I was actually a ball boy for Georgetown, and it is a blessing to hear from them.”

One of the schools that has been recruiting Cowan the longest is Xavier, and he says he has a strong relationship with the coaching staff.

“Me and the assistant coach from Xavier, Coach (Mike) Pegues, have a really good relationship,” said Cowan. “He is a DC Assault guy, so we really connected from day one. We talk almost every day, and he says how he can see me in the blue and white. He has told me if I did come there that I would have a chance to play right away, and that I can have a great career in a Xavier uniform.”

Also the Louisville Cardinals have begun to really jump into the mix with Cowan, and he plans to visit there soon.

“Coach (Kenny) Johnson’s definitely been telling me to keep working hard,” explained Cowan. “I am actually going on a visit there in December to see the campus and meet Coach (Rick) Pitino, so I’m excited about that.”

Along with visiting Louisville, Cowan says he hopes to get down and check out both Florida State and Miami before too long.

For now there is no definitive plan to make a college decision, but Cowan does know what will be important for him in making his choice.

“Definitely what I am looking for is a school that is dedicated to winning,” said Cowan. “I know a lot of schools say they are dedicated to winning, but I want to go to a school with a track record for winning. Also I want to go to a school where I have a great relationship with a coach, and someone that my family really trusts and will help me develop into a great young man.”

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