IU basketball recruiting: Class of 2023 names to know — Taylor Bol Bowen

Our names to know series is a quick snapshot of young prospects on Indiana’s radar.

Indiana’s coaching staff puts a premium on length and versatility, and class of 2023 prospect Taylor Bol Bowen can check both of those boxes.

A 6-foot-8 point forward from the east coast, Bowen has been hearing from IU for several months.

Born as a refugee in Egypt, Bolen’s journey has taken him to his small town home in Vermont and to high school in Rhode Island.

Where will he got next?  Bowen isn’t sure, but he knows what factors will be important when the time comes.

“I’m looking for a high academic school, and a program that can put me in a position to get in the NBA, and get minutes immediately,” Bowen told Pro Insights (see video interview below).

Bowen attends St. George’s in Rhode Island.

A modern four with a 7-foot wingspan, Bowen shot 40 percent from three-point range as a freshman while averaging nearly 4 blocks per contest.  He contributed 10 points and 5 rebounds for St. George’s.

In addition to his length and versatility, Bowen shows a high motor on film, and he runs the floor well.  Off the court, Bowen appears to have the high character, high academic traits that Indiana’s staff also seems to prioritize.

For AAU basketball Bowen is aligned with the Expressions Elite program on the Nike EYBL circuit.

Bowen was originally in the class of 2022 but reclassified to 2023 because he was young for the class, and to further his development before college.  He is not included in the early rankings for his class.

Bryant, Vermont, George Mason, Iowa, Georgetown and Rutgers have offered Bowen thus far.

Rhode Island, Stanford, Clemson, Marquette, Providence and Penn State join IU and others showing interest.

To see more 2021 through 2023 Indiana prospects, GO HERE.

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