The former Pittsburgh commitment re-opened his recruitment on Friday and was visited - and later offered a scholarship - on Monday by U of L coach Rick Pitino and assistant Mike Balado at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Cardinal Gibbons.
"It's been quite a whirlwind," Ron Rowan, the players father said on Monday afternoon. "Everything is still pretty new and there's been a lot of calls. But that's part of the process and it's a good thing."
The elder Rowan confirmed that Pitino and Balado watched his son in a workout and said the first impression with the U of L coaches was "a very impressive one."
"I've known of coach Pitino since I played (at St. John's in the mid-80s) and he was coaching at Providence," Ron Rowan said. "He's a great coach and they came to see (Maverick) get up some shots and it was a good visit."
The 6-foot-6 Rowan is four-star prospect and ranks No. 44 in the Class of 2016 by Scout.com. He's an excellent shooter and proved himself to be one of the better players on the adidas Gauntlet circuit in the '16 class.
Rowan had been committed to Pittsburgh for more than a year prior to last week. In August, Rowan and his family moved from Midland, Pa., to Fort Lauderdale. He helped Lincoln Park Charter to a Class A state championship last season.
"There's been a lot of interest," Ron Rowan said. "We'll take our time and see who gets involved and what would be the best fit in the end."