Scout.com five-star forward Brian Bowen, a consensus Top 50 prospect, announced his commitment with Louisville on Saturday afternoon. Rated as the nation's No. 18 overall player by Scout.com and the No. 5 small forward, Bowen's pledge raised the Cardinals 2017 recruiting class ranking six spots to No. 6.
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"We are extremely excited to have Brian with us," said UofL Men's Basketball Coach Rick Pitino. "He’s extremely versatile and can play almost four positions. He’s an outstanding scorer, a terrific passer and someone who just really knows how to play the game. This gives us a deep, talented team and we look forward to playing another exciting schedule."
Bowen was a McDonald's All-American and earned Most Valuable Player honors in the Jordan Brand Classic. He was also selected as Indiana's Gatorade Player of the Year.
He brings the 2017 recruiting to five players deep, including fellow five-star Malik Williams. A trio of four-star athletes, guard Darius Perry and forwards Jordan Nwora and Lance Thomas round out the impressive group.