BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – Brian Bowen

Class of 2017 wing Brian Bowen of Mich., is a consistent performer regardless of the setting. His #BCSReport Player Card. Photo cred - Jon Lopez/Nike

Class of 2017 wing Brian Bowen of Mich., is a consistent performer regardless of the setting. His #BCSReport Player Card. Photo cred – Jon Lopez/Nike

Nike Elite 100. St. Louis.Brian Bowen (Saginaw, Mich.), LaLumiere / The Family – 2017
Height: 6’7″

Position: Wing-Forward
Committed College: Undecided
Star Grade:
5-star

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By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB

Date: May 29, 2016
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike Boys EYBL Session IV (Atlanta, GA)

Bowen is an interesting prospect on the wing. He’s gotten stronger over the past 12 months and is putting up real numbers in EYBL play averaging 18.9 points, 7.4 rebounds per. Bowen is only shooting 20 percent from beyond the arc doing most of his damage inside of 17 feet offensively.

Date: June 18, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: NBPA Top 100 Camp (Charlottesville, Va.)

There is a lot to like a Bowen. He is glue-player who makes plays and makes those around him better. He is a solid handler and can get downhill with the drive. His length and skill make him an ELITE player in the class.

Date: June 18, 2015
Evaluator: Brian Bowen
Location: NBPA Top 100 Camp (Charlottesville, Va.)

Bowen’s versatility was on full display here. The wing prospect played on the ball and off offensively while showing that he can make the open 3-pointer. Bowen’s length and skill allow him a chance to be one of the premier perimeter threats nationwide.

Date: October 4, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: USA Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Bowen is a great small forward option in that he can be productive in a number of areas. In this camp we saw him get to the rim off of the drive, hit a 3 off of a drive and kick and finally finish with a big dunk off of a pick and roll. His knees are a bit stiff. However, he has tools to work with.

Date: October 3, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: USA Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Bowen showed that same skill set that I saw in June. He made the open 3-pointer multiple times over the two days. His strength (or lack thereof) is an area to keep an eye on. I mentioned Jayson Tatum in the eval below but he looks more like apply for a payday loan online Amir Coffey in size/build.

Date: July 17, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike EYBL Peach Jam (North Augusta, S.C.)

Bowen showed some growing pains here this weekend. He did not impact the game vs. Team Final much at all. He has the length and the athleticism that Brandon mentioned below. But he played more a forward position on this team as opposed to a wing that Brandon saw him at camp.

Date: June 14, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike Elite 100 Camp (St. Louis, Mo.)

Bowen is a smooth off the ball option. He shot the 3-pointer consistently here in camp. His length, shooting ability puts me in the mind of Jayson Tatum (MO-16) though Bowen isn’t as long or strong at this point.

Watch Bowen’s highlights from NBPA Top 100 Camp courtesy of Courtside Films

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Brandon-Clay-Bio-2 Brandon Clay is the owner of the Peach State Basketball, Inc., and BrandonClayScouting.com. In addition to serving as OTRHoopsReport.com Director of Scouting, Clay serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. He is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. Clay serves on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the National Coordinator of Voting for the Boys / Girls All-American Teams. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com
HEMI-HEAD-SHOTJonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of CoachHemi.com. He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB