"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Aaron Bowen commits to Marquette

Aaron Bowen, a 6'5" guard from Jacksonville, Florida verbally committed to Marquette yesterday. Bowen becomes the first member from the class of 2010 to commit to MU.

The news was reported last night by Jim Ganzer at the SportsBubbler. Todd Rosiak at the Journal-Sentinel also filed after speaking with Bowen. According to reports Bowen also drew interest from Jacksonville, FSU, Florida, Miami, Virginia Tech, Kansas State and more.

The Bowen commitment comes just days after Marquette lost out on top 2009 recruit Michael Snaer, who signed with FSU. Marquette also pulled out of the sweepstakes for 2009 shooting guard Sherrod Wright and yesterday saw 2009 point guard Chris Colvin commit to Iowa State.

Bowen is an interesting recruit, a talent who has flown under the radar in part because of surgery to repair a torn meniscus last summer (check out Rosiak's article for details). Despite the abbreviated ride on the summer showcase circuit, he is rated as a top five player in the state of Florida according to this site, and HoopScoop calls him the eight-best player in Florida 2010 class.

The guys at MUScoop are all over the verbal as well, with a host of links and comments -- including a bunch of videos.

Where does Bowen fit into the roster? Check out the MUScoop scholarship table for details.

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