Louisville an option again for Rowan

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - The on-again, off-again recruiting saga between Maverick Rowan and the University of Louisville is back on again. Rowan, who is looking to reclassify into the Class of 2015 and enroll at a school next month, said he now has Louisville, St. John's, North Carolina State and West Virginia on his list. A decision could come at any time.

Just a couple of weeks after saying the University of Louisville was no longer on his list, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., shooting guard Maverick Rowan said on Thursday the Cardinals are still an option.

Rowan, playing at the Peach Jam with his E1T1 team, didn't do interviews after a night session game. But he confirmed twice to Scout.com that he now has a list of four schools - Louisville, St. John's, N.C. State and West Virginia.

Originally a player in the Class of 2016, Rowan is in the process of taking some summer school classes in order to reclassify. He wasn't certain of a timetable for a decision.

"Oh definitely," one source said when asked if Louisville had a shot. "A real big shot."

Rowan, who led Cardinal Gibbons to a state title last season in high school, has been the top target for U of L coach Rick Pitino for more than a year and a half since Rowan de-committed from Pittsburgh.

Of the four schools, Rowan has made officials to all but West Virginia. He told Scout.com's Evan Daniels that he likely wouldn't make any other visits before a decision.

Louisville has a scholarship available for Rowan, who had 21 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals in his first game at Peach Jam but then went 1-or-9 in front of Pitino in the nightcap.


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