Pitino has made several trips to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to check out the Cardinal Gibbons standout and he was back again on Wednesday night.
Rowan scored 31 points against North Broward Prep in front of Pitino and U of L assistant coach Mike Balado.
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 last summer.
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.
His father, Ron Rowan, played at St. John's in the mid-1980s and said he knew Pitino from his days of coaching at Providence.