Louisville Basketball Announces Brian Bowen Will Not Play For School

The Louisville basketball program will be without five-star freshman Brian Bowen for this season and beyond.

On Wednesday, it was announced that Bowen will not be eligible to suit up for the Cardinals at any point in the future. That includes games and practices.

If Bowen chooses to transfer, he will be granted his release. However, if he chooses to stay at Louisville despite being unable to play with the team, he will be able to remain on scholarship.

“Brian has been a responsible young man for the institution since he enrolled,” Louisville interim athletic director Vince Tyra said in a statement. “He has endeared himself to his teammates and the men’s basketball staff with a positive attitude during a very difficult period.”

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

Bowen was suspended indefinitely after being named in the FBI investigation into bribery and corruption in college basketball.

In the report, it is alleged that Bowen’s family received $100,000 from an adidas executed in an effort to sway the star high school recruit to Louisville.

There’s no word on what Bowen’s next step will be, but he could opt to play overseas for a season or perhaps simply withdraw from Louisville with his eyes set on preparing for the 2018 NBA Draft.

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