Brian Bowen is no longer a student at the University of Louisville.
The $100,000 Dollar Man was granted his full release from the school following the fall semester. Bowen had registered for spring courses, but then decided to leave UofL to seek other opportunities.
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman is reporting Bowen will now try to suit up to play basketball for South Carolina. Bowen told Goodman he has been admitted to South Carolina and will seek reinstatement from the NCAA.
Former Louisville commit Brian Bowen told ESPN he has been admitted to South Carolina and will seek reinstatement from the NCAA. Story coming.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) January 10, 2018
Bowen would have to sit out a year per NCAA transfer rules, should he even be granted eligibility at all, which seems silly.
Could we see him play against Kentucky after all?
South Carolina released the following statement to announce the addition of Bowen to its basketball program:
Jan. 10, 2018
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina head coach Frank Martin announced Wednesday that Brian Bowen (F – 6-7 – 195 – La Porte, Ind./La Lumiere School/Louisville) has enrolled at the University and has joined the Gamecock men’s basketball team. Based on NCAA transfer rules, Bowel will have to sit for two semesters before being eligible to play.
Of all the people to give Bowen a chance, I didn’t think it would be Frank Martin.