The Kentucky Wildcats are in the running for many elite 2017 prospects, but to this point, Brian Bowen was not thought to be one of them.
Bowen, a 6-7 and 185-pound wing out of Michigan, is ranked by ESPN has him as the 10th-ranked player next year, but for whatever reason, UK hasn't shown much interest in him to this point.
Despite this, Bowen at least appears to still be considering UK after announced his list of colleges Friday night on Twitter:
Final 1️⃣2️⃣ pic.twitter.com/gXAmOMBVoz— Brian Bowen (@20tugs) August 5, 2016
Over the summer, Bowen averaged 22.5 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in six games at the Nike Peach Jam, which earned him a Second-Team All-Peach Jam spot by D1 Circuit.
To this point, the La Lumiere School product has been viewed as a Michigan State lean as he's expected to stay close to home for college. In addition to the Spartans, Bowen holds offers from Michigan, Arizona, Kansas, Oregon, Texas, Louisville, Notre Dame and N.C. State among others.
But Bowen does not have an offer from UK, even though there's been interest in the past. Back in March, John Calipari had a visit with Bowen, which came over a year after the star wing took an unofficial visit to UK.
However, UK coaches rarely scouted Bowen at various recruiting events this summer, and there's been no indication they're recruiting him as much as they are guys like Kexin Knox, P.J. Washington, Jarred Vanderbilt and John Petty.
This could be a situation where Calipari doesn't think UK has much of a chance at Bowen compared to how good he feels about getting those aforementioned names.
Whatever the case is, it looks like Bowen still wants to be recruited UK and may even seriously consider them for his college destination. He's too good of a player to not have more interest from Calipari and his staff.