Jon Lopez/Nike


For weeks - and really months - 6-foot-7, 5-star SF Brian Bowen appeared to have Arizona and Michigan State well ahead of Texas. But now it appears there's no question Bowen is seriously considering Texas, a source close to the situation told

"Real good chance," the source told HD when asked the chances of UT landing Bowen, an aggressive scorer who would immediately challenge for playing time on the wing for Texas if the Longhorns could land him.

Bowen played high school ball for two years in Saginaw, Michigan, with Texas junior-to-be Eric Davis, before transferring to powerhouse prep school La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind.

Bowen appeared to have Arizona at the top of his list, but Bowen took so long in deciding that Arizona's spots for Bowen to have an impact filled up, multiple sources said. 

Bowen is related to Jason Richardson, who played on Michigan State's national championship team in 2000. But things appear to have cooled between Bowen and MSU.

Creighton assistant coach Preston Murphy is from Saginaw (Mich.) and had been recruiting Bowen for a long time. Bowen's coach at La Lumiere - Shane Heirman - was just hired at DePaul. Now, Oregon and UCLA are also schools Bowen's camp is saying Bowen has interest in.

This one has suddenly become very interesting to watch.

Texas signing 5-star big man Mo Bamba didn't hurt in the pursuit of Bowen, either, the source said.

If Texas could land Bowen, he'd immediately challenge for playing time on the wing. At 6-7, he's an aggressive scorer who can create his own shot - whether it's from beyond the arc or driving to the basket. 

Stay tuned.


Horns Digest Top Stories