Brian Bowen enrolling at South Carolina following departure from Louisville
Former McDonald’s All-American Brian Bowen is enrolling at South Carolina following his departure from Louisville earlier this season, his attorney confirmed on Wednesday.
A former top-25 national recruit, the 6-foot-6 Bowen was tied to the FBI’s investigation into college basketball this fall. An adidas company executive is alleged to have been part of a scheme to deliver $100,000 to Bowen’s family, according to court documents.
Bowen was eventually cleared by the FBI on Nov. 2 but he was not allowed to play at Louisville this season according to a release from the school.
The NCAA still has to rule on Bowen’s eligibility as he’ll be enrolling at a new school in the middle of the season. Although Bowen wasn’t allowed to play at Louisville, he was enrolled and taking classes through the end of the fall semester.
Bowen’s attorney, Jason Setchen, tweeted in response to the news breaking about his client on Wednesday. We’ll have to see what the NCAA says once Bowen applies for reinstatement.
We have worked tirelessly for Brian Bowen to help him find his way back on the court. We are so grateful that So Carolina and Coach Martin are seeking reinstatement and ultimately for giving him a chance to compete for a National Championship. #athletedefender #gogamecocks #sec https://t.co/lEXrpVnghL— Jason Setchen (@AthleteDefender) January 10, 2018