Three-star wing Jordan Bowden is someone who has been monitored closely this year. After not playing much AAU basketball he was totally off the radar, but now he is becoming one of the hottest commodities in the spring signing period. Bowden picked up three big offers on Monday night, and is beginning to think seriously about his college future.
“It has been great,” said Bowden of the season. “I always tried to stay patient and I knew offers were coming. I have worked hard and to pick up Marquette and Utah, and then three more offers last night was just great.”
A whole host of schools came in to see Bowden, and Cincinnati, Providence, and Tennessee all offered him a scholarship.
Currently Bowden goes to school in South Carolina, but he is originally from the state of Tennessee and grew up near the Volunteers’ campus.
About the offer from Tennessee, Bowden said, “I was very happy to get that offer. A lot of great players from Tennessee have never gotten offered by them, and I was really happy when I got it. Coach (Rick) Barnes is a great coach and it was an honor to have them come see me and offer me.”
Another school that has closely monitored Bowden this year is Providence. After seeing him on Monday they offered and Bowden has been impressed with what he has seen from them.
“I have talked to Coach (Ed) Cooley and Coach (Jeff) Battle a lot,” said Bowden. “They are great guys and you see what they have done with Kris Dunn and other guards they have had. It is a good school and one I am very interested in.”
Also the Cincinnati Bearcats have closely monitored Bowden recently after Mick Cronin decided to offer after seeing him play.
“I like how Coach Cronin focuses on defense,” said Bowden of Cincinnati. “While they focus on defense he also lets his guards play which is good, and they have a really successful program so it was a big offer for me.”
For now Bowden is just looking to close out his high school season, and soon the visits will begin to pick up.
“I don’t have any dates set for visits,” said Bowden. “I’d say in the next two or three weeks I will begin setting visits and seeing the schools recruiting me.”