There aren’t many questions remaining in the Class of 2015, with many freshmen already on their college campuses attending summer school and going through workouts with their new teams. One question that does remain is where Maverick Rowan, who announced in June that he was working towards a move back into the 2015 class from 2016, will attend college.
Rowan averaged 29.5 points per game as a junior at Cardinal Gibbons HS in Florida last year, and he’s considering Louisville, NC State, St. John’s and West Virginia. Above are highlights from Rowan’s junior season as put together by Hoop Diamonds.
Report: Louisville, West Virginia back in the mix for four-star Class of 2015 guard
Most college basketball programs have figured out their roster situation entering the 2015-16 season by now, but one important piece remains on the market for a select group of teams.
Four-star shooting guard Maverick Rowan recently decided to take some summer classes so that he could reclassify into the Class of 2015 and now he’s focused on four schools after initially looking at three. St. John’s and N.C. State remain on Rowan’s list, while Louisville and West Virginia have made their way back onto the list, according to a report from Evan Daniels of Scout.com.
Wisconsin, previously on Rowan’s list of three schools, seems to have been dropped from the equation and it could be because head coach Bo Ryan plans to retire after the 2015-16 season.
The Red Storm are in strong after receiving the most recent official visit from Rowan and new head coach Chris Mullin can play the legacy angle since Rowan’s father, Ron, also played there. Louisville making the list again is intriguing because the Cardinals were thought to be a major factor in his recruitment after receiving an official visit earlier this year.
Regardless of where he ends up, the 6-foot-7 Rowan is the type of player who can come in and immediately provide scoring help for whatever program he selects. He has an advanced feel for the game on the offensive side of things and can score from all three levels on the floor.
Before he makes his decision, Rowan is playing with Each 1 Teach 1 in the Peach Jam and hopes to lead the Florida-based grassroots program to the title.
Class of 2015 four-star wing down to three schools according to report
After announcing his reclassification, Rowan took an official visit to St. John’s, where Rowan’s father, Ron, was a one-year teammate of head coach Chris Mullin. The 6-foot-7 wing is also looking to take visits to N.C. State and Wisconsin, his two other schools he prefers at the moment. Even though Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan announced one more season as head coach, Rowan spoke with him and remains interested.
“It’s pretty much down to those three,” Rowan said to Daniels, noting that he’d like to make a decision in August.
If Rowan can finish the courses and enroll in school this season, he’d add a dynamic scoring wing to all three programs and he could likely receive some immediate playing time at all three schools.
Four-star shooting guard Maverick Rowan working towards reclassification to 2015
One of the questions regarding recruiting in the Class of 2015 was whether or not Maverick Rowan, a former Pittsburgh commit in the Class of 2016, would be able to move his graduation from high school up a year. Earlier in the year multiple media outlets wrote that there had been some difficulties regarding Rowan’s reclassification, but things have changed in that regard.
This would be an important development for the six schools Rowan revealed on his list at the beginning of the month, with UCLA, St. John’s, North Carolina, NC State, Louisville and Wisconsin being those programs. Rowan’s currently enrolled in summer school per the report, and one of those six schools is already in line to host the four-star shooting guard on an official visit.
St. John’s a team with a new head coach (Chris Mullin) that’s in need of additional perimeter depth thanks to the departure of Rysheed Jordan, will host Rowan on an official visit beginning Monday. Rowan doesn’t play the same position as Jordan, who was expected to start at the point for the Red Storm, but his ability as a scorer is something a team that lost its top four scorers (and five of the top six) from last season can definitely use.
Rowan’s taken an official visit to Louisville, and he’s reportedly down to four schools but has yet to release which four those are. All six teams Rowan listed at the beginning of the month have room for a late addition, with three (NC State, St. John’s and UCLA) have multiple scholarships available and the others (Louisville, North Carolina and Wisconsin) each having one available scholarship to use.
Four-star shooting guard announces top six schools
Rowan is still considering Louisville, North Carolina, N.C. State, St. John’s, UCLA and Wisconsin. There has been some debate as to whether Rowan will stay in the Class of 2016, or try to graduate high school this summer and enter college basketball next season. According to ESPN‘s Jeff Borzello, either class is still an option for Rowan and he could add an additional scorer to any of these programs.
Regarded as the No. 43 overall prospect in the 2016 national class, according to Rivals. Rowan was the seventh-leading overall scorer in the EYBL this spring at 19.2 points per game as he ran with E1T1.