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Lynn Bowden offers basketball services to John Calipari

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After adding a baseball player to the Kentucky basketball roster, another fairly prominent athlete on campus is throwing his hat in the ring.

This afternoon, Kentucky football superstar Lynn Bowden Jr. tweeted at UK basketball head coach John Calipari with a double-eye emoji and a simple message: “I do [miss] hooping a little.”

Bowden, who was named to the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star basketball game in 2017, averaged 24.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game as a senior at Warren Harding in Youngstown, OH.

The former 6-foot-1 point guard was also named to the Special Mention team in Division I by the Ohio Associated Press.

Coming out of high school, Bowden was actually open to the idea of walking on to the Kentucky basketball team, saying he would just need Mark Stoops’ approval.

“If Coach Stoops approved of that, I like to keep myself busy, so you can look out for it,” Bowden told Josh Moore of the Herald-Leader at the time. “I like to stay active, so if that were to be something that happened, I would be happy about that too. I know they get turned up. I’m the type of person to get turned up and I like that. I feed off the crowd energy.”


While we’re at it, Kentucky wide receiver Ahmad Wagner was also a scholarship basketball player at Iowa from 2015-18 before transferring to UK. During that time, the 6-foot-7 forward played in 96 career games (25 starts), scored in double figures in six games, led the team in steals eight times and blocks six times.

“This kid could have played wide receiver at Kentucky, instead comes to Iowa to play hoops.”

What about playing wide receiver and power forward at Kentucky?

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Kentucky, who is coming off a head-scratching loss to Evansville and has dealt with and/or is currently dealing with injuries from Ashton Hagans, EJ Montgomery, Dontaie Allen, Nick Richards, and Zan Payne, could certainly use some depth across the board.

Calipari already added Ben Jordan from the Kentucky baseball team. What would two more football players hurt?


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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26 Comments for Lynn Bowden offers basketball services to John Calipari

  1. Wade
    3:08 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

    Do it

    • kygentleman
      11:14 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

      Let ’em come over and talk & work out with coach Cal. The man is a basketball genius. He can see potential and if he feels like they can contribute in some way, I think he’ll be fair and honest with them.They are both fine young men and have proven themselves enough to deserve an interview with coach Cal. But leave it to coach to make the call

  2. Oliver Klozoff
    3:12 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

    Is Zan Payne still injured?
    I know he has been with the team and on the bench during games, but he didn’t play during the Eastern Ky. blowout and have not seen him mentioned at all as far as injuries go.

  3. cats646
    3:14 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

    This would be awesome. I think Ahmad could seriously help this team. We need a big man! And Bowden would just be fun to watch.
    Make it happen Cal!!
    GO CATS!!

    • ClutchCargo
      3:21 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

      Bowden to Wagner… and 1!!!

    • cats646
      3:27 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

      Could you imagine hearing that?? That would be so badass.

  4. az1006
    3:19 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

    Bowden wouldn’t really bring us anything other than extra body in practice simply because of his size. He’d be a guard, and that’s really the only position where we don’t lack in quality depth. But Wagner? He’s played in the Big-10 and would give us more front-line depth we desperately need. And, unlike the kid from the baseball team, I think he could be a legitimate contributor in games.

    • cats646
      3:29 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

      I bet Bowden could play some damn good defense. He’s so quick side to side, he could probably shut some people down.

    • ClutchCargo
      3:36 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

      What if all our guards ended up with broken ankles in practice? This could be a bad thing. 😉

    • az1006
      3:39 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

      Obviously if all our guards broke their ankles, that’d be a bad thing. You could say the same thing about any basketball team, at any level, in the world.

    • ClutchCargo
      3:46 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

      …hence the 😉

    • cats646
      4:41 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

      Look up az, there’s something flying over your head. Lol

    • az1006
      4:51 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

      Sheesh. My bad.

    • cats646
      5:04 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

      Haha. Just messin with ya man.

  5. TonyMontana
    3:28 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

    I said this last month about Flagner! Get him on the team.

  6. TOMCATS1990
    3:45 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

    We need him

  7. truebluefootballfan
    4:36 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

    Lol I called this on the Ashton Hagans was injured post. Do it to it

  8. MacAssassin123
    4:51 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

    Yes please!!! Wagner would be plug and play since he played Forward 3 years at Iowa he definitely would add toughness to this team he also would not have to sit out but both of them would have to wait until their football season is over to be able to play. I don’t exactly know what to expect of Bowden as a basketball player because we haven’t seen him play but my hunch is that he can ball.

  9. Jesus H. Chrysler
    6:17 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

    Screw that. Stick to friggin’ WR

  10. a21CATSfan
    6:24 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

    This is truly embarrassing.

    • runningunnin.454
      8:08 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

      Why, you never hear of two and three sport lettermen? UK has had several; Cotton Nash, Wah Wah Jones, and Lowell Hughes to name a few.

    • cats646
      8:31 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

      Embarrassing for an extremely talented athlete wanting to play two sports??

  11. BlueDeuce
    7:01 pm November 14, 2019 Permalink

    None of then would play any way… zero draft potential in NBA. $hitty of me to say but it’s true…

  12. justgettingstartedbro
    7:09 am November 15, 2019 Permalink

    They need to be more focused on winning against Vanderbilt this weekend.

  13. kbsport
    9:14 am November 15, 2019 Permalink

    Nice morning coffee conversation

  14. sp
    11:55 am November 17, 2019 Permalink

    If he wants to feed off the crowd energy he might want to look into joining the chess team instead of the basketball team.