Top '17 Guard Offered

Last week UTSA basketball started a trend that hadn't been seen recently, extending an early offer to a junior to be. More importantly, it was an offer to a top local prospect in the '17 class. We have the exclusive update.

Greg Bowie II is widely known as one of the top players in all of the Greater SA area, and is only going to be a junior. He's part of a deep 2017 class that will be the best recruiting crop to ever come out of the Alamo City, and now he has a UTSA offer.

The junior from Johnson High School really hadn't heard much from UTSA, but last Wednesday that all changed with one phone call from the staff.

"It was Coach Guster that called. We were basically talking about how much he really liked me. How they're not really a big school, but I told him that it's not a big or small school, I just want to go where I can have a quick impact and affect the culture of the team, and have a good education. Nobody really knows what type of school I want to go to, I do want to be a big impact no matter where I go," said Bowie.

UTSA was his second offer and since our update, he's now up to three, with Incarnate Word recently extending too. The 'Runners and Cardinals join UTEP who offered him back in April. Kansas State, Utah, Tulsa, Boise State, Stephen F. Austin and Texas State are just a handful of teams who have already been in contact and are showing interest.

Bowie attended and participated at UTSA's recent "Elite" Camp. There was a buzz among other players and on-lookers as his every move was magnified. He didn't disappoint either, showing quickness, a good bounce, and ability to get to the rim at will or use his jumper that was consistently falling.

At camp, he did measured in at 6'2" and 160lbs. Although he has the ability to play both spots, he can facilitate or be a scorer, from a size perspective he looks more the part of manning the point at the next level.

"I'm really like a combo, because in anytime I can move off the ball, go off screens, but I can be a facilitator, call out the plays, and push up the court. I have a lot of options that I can use. Position doesn't matter, it's just the time and the place, I really like to have the ball in my hands," said Bowie.

Overall, Bowie said the camp went very well and let it be known that he's all for going against the top competition in the area.

"I think it was a great experience, knowing that they had 2016 players there. I just wanted to show I'm the best player in the city. I really liked the sessions of where we did the testing. I tried my all out best, that I'm quick and agile. I really didn't get to talk to the coaches a lot, but a lot of the guys went up to me, talking to me, telling me I was doing good job. I was a part of the All Star game after we finished our drills.

Currently Bowie is playing on the AAU circuit with Nike Pro Skills, a club based out out of Dallas. He'll continue to work and hone his game, and plans to go through the process until the early signing period of his senior year. The 'Runners have let him know that they're serious about keeping him close to home, and Greg is reciprocating that interest.

"Its a school (UTSA) I'm taking seriously. Anywhere there is good competition, I have good coaches to push me all the time, and perform the best, and also good competition like in Conference USA. It honestly doesn't matter, small or big, it's where ever I feel the most comfortable, the competition level and make a big impact."

Bowie is now 1 of 2 current offers out to 2017 recruits. UTSA has also offered Marco Anthony of Holmes HS, another Greater SA top prospect.


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