“It went really good,” Bowen said. “(It was) my freshman season. I think I averaged like 15 points, 16 rebounds, like 4 blocks and a couple steals. We lost in the first round of districts.”
Now in AAU season and playing up a year with the 16’s, Bowen is already attracting high-level interest.
“Michigan State, NC State, Missouri, (have offered),” Bowen said. “I think Michigan is going to offer me. I’m getting looked at by Kentucky, Ohio State; pretty much every school across the country is looking at me.”
Although it’s very early in the recruiting process for Bowen, the young slashing guard kept a close eye on John Beilein and Michigan this past season.
“I think I could fit really good in that offense,” Bowen said. “Coach Beilein just lets them play. That’s what I like about the team.
“(The coaching staff is) really laid back towards them. When they make a mistake, they don’t get on them so quick.”
Bowen also has a connection with Tom Izzo and Michigan State.
“My cousin went to Michigan State; Jason Richardson,” he said. “So I always watched them. I watched Michigan (a lot too).”
Standing 6-foot-5, 170-pounds, Bowen sees himself as a versatile performer on both ends of the floor, able to do a little bit of everything.
“I like to shoot,” he said. “I can take it to the basket. I can play any position.
“(I can) guard any position. That’s a big aspect.”
At the end of the day, as more schools continue to come courting, Bowen is looking for a place he’ll be allowed to play his game.
“A school that will that let me do what I do; play the right position,” he said. “A team that wins too. That’s really important.”