July 11, 2011
Bowie looks to visit Iowa
The July evaluation period will be an important one for wing forward Darrell Bowie. The Wisconsin native is out to prove that he should be earning more scholarship offers and the 6-foot-6 forward hopes he can make a difference with his play on the court.
"This is a big month for me because a lot of coaches will be looking at you and you have to try and make yourself standout from the crowd. I think this month is going to be a lot of fun," said the 6-foot-6 forward.
Bowie started his AAU journey this past week with the Chicago based Meanstreets AAU program and likes the way the coaches are helping him to become a better player and person.
"I like playing with this group. The coaches are good guys and they really coach you and prepare you really well for games and for life in general."
While his focus is on improving his play and winning games this month, Bowie is also thinking a lot about recruiting. He recently picked up a scholarship offer from Northwestern after attending their Elite Camp and is getting strong interest from Iowa, Dayton, Marquette, Stanford, Minnesota, Georgetown, and Wake Forest.
Bowie was hoping to make a trip to Iowa City before the start of the July evaluation period, but a busy schedule prevented that from happen. Bowie said this weekend that he will be switching high schools this year and attend a prep school in San Diego that will allow him to play against some of the top prep school programs in the country.
He hopes to make that visit to Iowa next month, after the AAU circuit comes to a close.
"I want to make it out there next month," Bowie said. "I have a lot of interest in Iowa. I talk to Coach Francis quite a bit. He has a real good relationship with my dad too and he likes him a lot."
He says he hopes that Iowa likes what they see this month and extend a scholarship offer. One of the big selling points for Iowa in Bowie's eyes is the style of play under Coach Fran McCaffery.
"I really like Iowa's system a lot. I like to get out and run and play in transition. I watched them play against Michigan State when they beat them and against Purdue. They get up and down the floor and let their players play."
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