On Wednesday afternoon the University of Louisville revealed that former highly regarded recruit Brian Bowen was no longer enrolled in school. Shortly after the news was public, ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported that Bowen has transferred to South Carolina.
Former Louisville commit Brian Bowen told ESPN he has been admitted to South Carolina and will seek reinstatement from the NCAA. Story coming.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) January 10, 2018
Bowen and his family were at the center of the latest scandal for the University of Louisville men’s basketball program. An FBI investigation into a college basketball bribery scheme revealed that Bowen’s family received a payment from adidas that led to him deciding to commit to Louisville.
In October the FBI cleared Bowen if all investigative impediments, but the University of Louisville announced two weeks later that the five-star recruit would not be a part of the men’s basketball program moving forward.
South Carolina wouldn’t have been at the top of the list for schools most likely to accept Bowen. Former South Carolina assistant Lamont Evans was one of ten people arrested by the FBI after their investigation. Evans was an assistant at Oklahoma State at the time of his arrest, but a number of the incidents spelled out in the charging documents were alleged to have occurred while Evans was at South Carolina.