Bowen Attracting Early Interest From Michigan

2017 Saginaw (Mich.) Arthur Hill guard Brian Bowen is one of the top prospects in the state as just a freshman. Bowen discusses his first year of high school, what schools are dropping by, interest in Michigan, and more.

Regarded as one of if not the best freshman basketball talent in the state of Michigan, 2017 Saginaw Arthur Hill guard Brian Bowen had an impressive first season on the varsity level.

“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.”

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