Brian Bowen to seek reinstatement with SC

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The school suspended Bowen following the FBI's announcement of its far-reaching investigation into corruption and bribery allegations at several major universities.

He already has to sit out this season in accordance with the NCAA rules regarding transfers, and the NCAA would still have to reinstate him before he could suit up for SC for the 2018-19 season.

"I can not speak for the NCAA but I am confident that they will be fair and will afford Brian the due process that he deserves", attorney Jason Setchen said.

Bowen was at the forefront of the Louisville Cardinals recruiting scandal, reportedly having received $100,000 to commit to play for the Cardinals before he was ruled ineligible.


"I'm elated that SC and Coach Martin have given Brian the opportunity to play college basketball and fulfill his dream at the collegiate level", Bowen's lawyer, Jason Setchen, said.

By clearing Bowen's name, the Federal Bureau of Investigation allowed Louisville the opportunity to reinstate him to the team.

That player was later identified as Bowen.

"Brian is an exceptional young man and a basketball player with a very high IQ for the game", Martin said. He is a strong, athletic small forward, who can really shoot the ball and rebound.


Now, a possible fresh start.

"Over the coming months, we will work diligently with the NCAA through our compliance office to ensure that Brian is eligible for competition", South Carolina Athletics director Ray Tanner said. "Based upon the facts and application of the NCAA's Bylaws, Brian should be reinstated in my opinion. I have the utmost faith in the compliance staff at SC and ultimately in the NCAA".

Brian Bowen has found a new home.

The Courier Journal's Darcy Costello and Jeff Greer reported Bowen was no longer enrolled in spring classes at Louisville and that Louisville opened the door for Bowen to transfer to another school. "There's no way I'm involved in it".


Bowen is a former McDonald's All-American and five-star recruit in the 247Sports Composite with a 0.9941 rating.

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