Bowie Earns Wildcat Offer

Wauwatosa (WI) High School small forward Darrell Bowie gave a standout performance at Northwestern's elite camp and left a strong impression with the coaches. On Monday night, his showing was rewarded with an offer from the Wildcats.

"He went in there to show," said Sam Bowie, Darrell's father. "He had the highest vertical at the camp. He went in there to prove and he was focused. He didn't play around. He went in there to prove some things and he did it."

Bowie (6-6, 175) also holds offers from Dayton, Northern Illinois, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manhattan, Jacksonville, and Missouri State, and has picked up interest from Iowa, LSU, Marquette, Minnesota, Stanford, Tennessee, Wake Forest, and others.

Adding his first major conference offer from Northwestern was a big accomplishment for Bowie and according to his father, something which has the standout small forward excited about NU.

"He's happy," said Sam Bowie. "When Coach Hardy asked him, he said he liked it. He wants to major in business. (Darrell) pulled me aside and said, 'I'm feeling this school.' He's been to Kansas, Arizona, and others. He felt like he earned it."

Bowie is a versatile player with plenty of good traits and that's something that stood out for the coaches. Bowie's father said Northwestern coaches were very impressed with Darrell's athleticism and drive on the court. That was part of what made him worthy of an offer.

"He's very athletic and can play multiple positions," said Bowie. "He can run point and play a two and three as well. Every coach was saying he's so athletic and so aggressive. He has a decent IQ for basketball."

Bowie is planning on making a few more visits and Northwestern is likely to be one of those. After working to evaluate each option, a decision could come shortly down the road.

"We'll have to sit with my wife and him and narrow it down but we're going to try to be patient," said Sam Bowie. "In the end of July, we should know where we'll be."

As a junior, Bowie averaged 12.9 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game while shooting 53.2% from the field. In the classroom, Bowie carries a 3.4 grade point average.

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