The Delaware native spent the summer running on the adidas circuit with Jim Salmon's Tim Thomas Playaz. He averaged 16 points a game last year for coach Danny Hurley's St. B's squad.
With Bowers in the hopper – not to mention the five current freshmen taken out of last year's class – the focus for Lappas and his assistants now shifts to the big guys.
Some of the possibilities on the UMass board: NJ (via Africa) PF Mbainai Narmbaye, NY C Rafael Madera and MD PF Will Thomas.
Hassan Fofana, a product of the African nation of Togo, is still a target as well – although as a longshot. Fofana, who played last year in Worcester, Mass., is spending his senior season at Chatham (VA) Hargrave Military Academy.
Another longshot is Dedham (MA) Noble and Greenough C Courtney Sims.