The 6-foot-1 point guard was once committed to Alabama. After decommitting from the Crimson Tide, Dowell was eventually offered a scholarship by Arizona in late August, and he accepted it on the spot.
Now, with the Wildcats holding a commitment from Abdul Gaddy, they've opted to go in a different direction.
Sources told Scout.com early in the week that Lute Olson called Dowell and rescinded his offer, after an in-home visit on September 17th, where the Wildcat coach reassured their commitment to Dowell.
The Arizona Daily Star and the Tuscon Citizen both caught up with Dale Dowell, Reger's father, and he confirmed how it went down.
"They offered him a scholarship and they took it back," the elder Dowell told the Tuscon Citizen. "Reger is disappointed and not feeling very good about it.''
"I think Arizona made a strict business decision without regard for the people involved," Dale Dowell told the Arizona Daily Star. "But I thought in this business when an offer is given to a kid they would respect the offer. We have to deal with that. Reger understands. He's a serious kid. People say what they want to get what they want."