WI Soph Cinmeon Bowers Gets Recruiting Looks

Cinmeon Bowers, a 6-foot-6 1/2, 240-pound sophomore from Glendale (WI) Nicolet, is getting early recruiting looks from several Big Ten schools, including Minnesota. Bowers is playing for the Playground Elite AAU program that will play in next weekend's Sabes Invitational. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Playground Elite head coach Ike Wilson to learn the latest on Bowers' recruitment.

Cinmeon Bowers averaged 10.8 points per game this season as a sophomore as he led the Knights to 9-13 mark, losing to Milwaukee Washington 76-67 in playoffs. Bowers was named North Shore Conference honorable mention. He transferred from Racine Case after his freshman year.

Bowers is playing for the Playground Elite AAU program. They had the week off, but they have played in the Boo Williams Invitational and King James. They will play in the Sabes Invitational at Bloomington Jefferson next weekend and Bowers is expected to visit the Minnesota campus, according to Wilson, who said that his star forward is hearing from a variety of Midwest schools.

"Marquette is recruiting him," Wilson said. "Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Purdue. He's getting a lot of Big Ten schools. He just turned 16 today. Bowers is going to starting getting recruited really heavy. People are probably waiting for me to bring him on campus before they offer. You can't really offer. You can't put it out there."

Wilson feels that Bowers is a player with many strengths.

"He can post up," Wilson said. "He can put it on the floor. Knock down a 15-footer. Rebounds the ball. Pass it He just needs to learn to play a little bit better defense. He is as tough as I don't know what. When we played Pulley, he gave them fits. He had about 20 points and twelve rebounds."

Wilson said that Bowers is working hard to improve his weaknesses.

"Just playing a little defense," Wilson said. Maturity-wise, he is playing harder now. At first thought, some people thought that he did not play hard enough."

Wilson feels that Bowers will continue to improve his all-around game and projects well as a college player.

"He'll be a 3-4," Wilson said. "They projected him to be anywhere from 6-foot-8 to 6-foot-9. He's got some tall uncles. I think some of them played college ball. He has an uncle about 6-foot-7, 6-foot-8."

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