Brian Bowen will not play for Louisville this upcoming year and will look into options for transferring. Bowen was the player identified in the Louisville section of Adidas paying a player $100,000 to commit to Louisville. Because of the allegation, Bowen has been held out of all basketball activities with the team until ultimtely deciding to leave the school. Since the FBI probe came about Bowen had continued to attend class at the school.
Brian Bowen will not play at the University of Louisville. He may remain on scholarship but will not be allowed to practice or compete pic.twitter.com/R04h5R58pR
— Louisville Basketball (@LouisvilleMBB) November 22, 2017
Rick Pitino has also lost his job because of this incident involving Bowen. Pitino is alleged by Adidas to have arranged the payment to secure the services of Bowen to commit to his school. Bowen was the last five-star recruit to commit to a school in the class of 2017. Bowen committed in early June at which point Pitino called it a “surprise” signing.