Greensboro, North Carolina native Shamarr Bowden is elated about his college choice. The 6-foot-3 guard is headed to UNC-Charlotte after a year at The Miller School in Charlottesville, Va. Bowden verbally committed to the Atlantic 10 school on Wednesday.
Bobby Lutz and his staff jumped into the picture after Bowden split ways with Virginia Tech, where he was once committed. The 49ers made the three-star guard a priority over the summer.
"Charlotte and coach Lutz's style of play just fits my style of play perfectly," Bowden said. "They get up and down and run the floor and let their guards shoot the transition threes. They like to find their shooters and it's similar to the way that I like to play. I'm excited about it. It fits me perfectly."
Bowden said he likes the chance to compete early at Charlotte.
"Charlotte is a young team and there just aren't a lot of guards in their rotation so there is a chance that I can go there and make an immediate impact," Bowden said.
Just over an hour away from his home, Bowden said the chance to play close to home was also appealing. Winthrop, William & Mary, UNC Wilmington, Elon, UNC-Greensboro and North Carolina A&T were also considered, he said.