Pitino watches Rowan put up 34 points

University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino watched Class of 2016 target Maverick Rowan on Friday afternoon in the Florida State Tournament. Pitino has made Rowan a priority target in recent months and checked in on him again.

One week before a scheduled visit to the University of Louisville, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Cardinal Gibbons 2016 shooting guard Maverick Rowan played another game in front of the Cardinals' head coach - Rick Pitino.

The Hall of Fame head coach and assistant - Mike Baldo - watched Rowan put up 34 points in a 73-38 win over Gibbs High School in the Class 5-A Florida State semifinals.

Rowan was 10 of 22 from the field and also had nine rebounds and two steals.

Pitino has made the 6-foot-6 Rowan a top priority in the '16 class. He's ranked as the No. 31 prospect overall and the No. 8 shooting guard in the class by Scout.com.

Assistant coaches from North Carolina and Wisconsin were also at the game. Cardinal Gibbsons will play for the 5-A state title on Saturday morning.

Rowan had been committed to Pittsburgh for more than a year prior to last fall. 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.

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