The Wright State men’s basketball team picked up another verbal commitment Monday when Iowa Western Community College announced 6-foot freshman guard Ryan Bowie had accepted a scholarship to play at Wright State.
Bowie, a native of Lewisville, Texas, averaged 9.8 points and 3.9 rebounds and led the team in 3-point percentage (44.0). He scored 20 or more points five times.
Bowie played in 32 games for a that reached the final eight of the National Junior College Athletic Association Tournament. Four of his teammates have also moved on to Division I colleges: Creighton, South Dakota, Western Kentucky and Milwaukee.
Bowie was the 39th-ranked players in Texas in the Class of 2012, according to Rivals.com.
Rivals described him as “a very strong and physical guard who can bull his way to the rim through traffic. He has good speed with the ball in the open floor, sees up the floor well, can take it to the rim and finishes strong in traffic. He has a nice touch in the lane, can hit the 3-point shot, can create for his teammates and is a tough and aggressive defender on the ball.”
According to Iowa Western, “Bowie, qualifier out of high school, came to Iowa Western looking for the opportunity to raise his game and get new recruitment after one season with the Reivers. It proved to be a solid plan and worked out for the shooting guard, who will now have four years to play three seasons.”
Wright State could have four players from Texas on its roster next season if Bowie signs. It already has seniors Miles Dixon and Jerran Young, two of the team’s top players a year ago after signing with the Raiders out of junior colleges. Point guard Mark Howell, from Grand Prairie, Texas, verbally committed to Wright State in May.
Wright State coach Billy Donlon can’t comment on recruits until they sign. Wright State has not announced the signings of Howell or Bowie.
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