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Brian Bowen leaves Louisville for South Carolina

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.

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.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

18 Comments for Brian Bowen leaves Louisville for South Carolina

  1. PillsburyThrowboy
    5:06 pm January 10, 2018 Permalink

    Let me get this straight… he is leaving a school that was a part of the FBI scandal only to transfer to another school that is also a part of the FBI scandal. This seems a little fishy…

  2. Han
    5:20 pm January 10, 2018 Permalink

    I wonder if anyone told him or his people (or Martin) that the NCAA closed the Cam Newton loophole, so even if Bowen has never asked his dad about supposedly taking money to steer him to UL (which ridiculous since an innocent person would immediately ask when the story broke), it doesn’t matter. He’s ineligible.

  3. Smyrna_Cat
    5:31 pm January 10, 2018 Permalink

    I thought it was against NCAA rules to accept $100K to play college ball. Am I wrong?

    Enes? Enes?

  4. IAmTheDanger
    5:37 pm January 10, 2018 Permalink

    He might as well head to Lithuania.

    • WildcatLarry
      8:52 pm January 10, 2018 Permalink

      Welcome to Lithuania, we come to Lithuania. The land of the beautiful basketball!

  5. david8577
    5:38 pm January 10, 2018 Permalink


  6. Catcasey1
    5:39 pm January 10, 2018 Permalink

    Frankie hitting hard times I guess

  7. Bigbluedomination
    5:43 pm January 10, 2018 Permalink

    Let me get this correct, a player, deemed ineligible at one university due to ongoing FBI investigation, gets eligible by transferring to another university. So the $100K ongoing investigation has no weight, as long as one transfers to another university? Would Kanter have been deemed eligible had he transfer to another institution? Absolutely not. What a joke.

    • Bobbum Man
      6:43 pm January 10, 2018 Permalink

      He’s not been ruled eligible, he enrolled at South Carolina (he’s not banned from attending college now) and they’ve said he’s joined the team. He will still need to be cleared by the NCAA to ever step on the court and it would take nothing short of a miracle for that to happen

    • J-Dub421
      8:49 pm January 10, 2018 Permalink

      He should have enough money to pay for college, amiright?

  8. shelby
    5:47 pm January 10, 2018 Permalink

    If he becomes eligible, enes kanter should sue the shit out of the ncaa

  9. A_Blue_Wildcat
    6:26 pm January 10, 2018 Permalink

    No chance he plays, I’m shocked he isn’t just going straight to the nba, dude is definitely talented enough to make a team.

  10. 4everUKblue
    8:39 pm January 10, 2018 Permalink

    Hey Luether what do your sources say about this?

  11. WildcatLarry
    8:55 pm January 10, 2018 Permalink

    Looking at that picture it looks like he’s either saluting, indicating his asking price or trying to remember his name. He might be trying to figure out how to spell FBI.

  12. ClutchCargo
    11:33 pm January 10, 2018 Permalink

    So he gets to work out in a D-1 strength and conditioning program. Still, I’m surprised that any coach would touch this guy with a 10 ft pole.

  13. 2Dogs
    10:07 am January 11, 2018 Permalink

    Probably never play but they get a good player to play against in practice. Eh, what’s the harm. Cal probably figured Kanter would never play but nothing ventured nothing gained.

  14. nelrope
    7:27 pm January 11, 2018 Permalink

    Just saw Mom and Dad checking in at the downtown Marriott!