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Five-star sophomore Taylor Bol Bowen talks his early recruitment

April 13, 2021

Dynamic, potential, gifted, are amongst the many words you can use to describe the talented five-star sophomore Taylor Bol Bowen. The 6-foot-8 forward from St. George’s in Rhode Island is already ranked extremely high in the 2023 class.

Bol Bowen was born in Egypt and first moved to Vermont when he arrived in the states. His goal now is to choose a college with not only a great basketball program but with great academics, and a chance to set him up for an excellent future.

Now, his game.

He’s a very dynamic prospect. Yes, he’s a modern-day four, that’s the best way to describe him. He’s got good size and length – we mentioned that wingspan before. In addition, Bol Bowen shoots the ball from 40% from behind the arc and over 45% from the field. He’s also a defensive menace as he blocked over 2.5 shots per game.

His recruitment is quite interesting. Several programs that were involved with him early have now been a part of the crazy college basketball coaching changes that have been going on. 

So, let’s find out what the latest on his recruitment is, as he discussed in an interview with that took place this past weekend.

Which programs are the most involved in your recruitment?

“The schools that are the most involved right now are Iowa and Rutgers. Due to coaching staff changes some schools that were in the mix the most are no longer there.”

You just landed an Arkansas offer this weekend, what are your thoughts?

“I’m incredibly blessed and fortunate to receive an offer from Arkansas. Obviously, they're coming off a very impressive elite eight finish, and having pro-wing and likely first-rounder Moses Moody is very appealing to me.”

Backtracking a bit, Iowa was your first high-major offer, thoughts on them?

“Iowa was my first high major offer and I’m thankful they’re a part of my recruitment process. Iowa’s coming off a very successful season too and I look forward to seeing what’s more in store.”

How about another program heavily involved, Rutgers?

“Rutgers is a school that I have a lot of personal connections to which helps a lot because I’m able to really connect with the coaching staff and players with ease. They had an incredible year as they made the tournament for the first time in a very long time.”

How will you approach the recruiting process?

“My thoughts on my recruiting process is that I’m very fortunate to have the schools that are in the mix recruiting me and it’s just the beginning and I can’t wait to see where my work guides me in the future.”

Briefly describe your game.

“A breakdown of my game is a very versatile lengthy wing. I feel like I have a lot of tools I can use to impact the game in a variety of ways.”

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