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Kentucky football signee Lynn Bowden to play in Ohio-Kentucky All-Star basketball game

He’s not listed as an “athlete” for nothing.

The rosters for the 26th annual Ohio vs. Kentucky All-star basketball game were released this week, and there were some names that should be familiar for Kentucky fans.

Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball and Western Kentucky University commit, Taveon Hollingsworth, will be leading the Kentucky squad in the game in Crestview Hills, KY.

But Wildcat fans may be more interested in one of the names on the Ohio roster. Four-star athlete Lynn Bowden, Kentucky’s top recruit in the 2017 class, will be showing off his versatility on the hardwood.

Bowden, the no. 60 overall recruit according to, has been called the best recruit out of Ohio in 2017 by Kentucky assistant Vince Marrow. He is slated to play slot receiver as his primary role with the Wildcats, but he can also throw the football and has often drawn comparisons to form Kentucky star Randall Cobb.

Big Blue Nation can a glimpse of Bowden’s athletic abilities on April 8th at 7:30 p.m. as he takes the basketball court for the last time before suiting up for Mark Stoops on the gridiron this fall.