Brian Bowen enrolls at SC, hopes for NCAA reinstatement

Brian Bowen enrolls at SC, hopes for NCAA reinstatement

Class of 2017 5-star forward Brian Bowen has committed to the University of SC and will apply for reinstatement from the NCAA, his attorney told Yahoo Sports.

USC coach Frank Martin announced on Wednesday that Bowen, a 6-foot-7, 195-pound freshman forward from Saginaw, Michigan, has enrolled at USC and has joined the Gamecocks. "That's not who I am", Martin said Thursday. The fallout from the probe has included the dismissals of longtime coach Rick Pitino, who has repeatedly denied knowledge of any payments to players, a pair of assistant coaches and the school's athletic director.

That's a big reason, Martin said, Bowen and his family settled on SC for the highly regarded 6-foot-7 forward's next basketball chapter.

Bowen's attorney, Jason Setchen, told reporters in November the Federal Bureau of Investigation had cleared Bowen of any wrongdoing.

SC is an interesting choice, because it was one of the schools that had employed an assistant coach who was arrested as part of the case. He enrolled at SC on Monday, is on scholarship and will practice with the team once he gets his bearings on campus, Martin said.

A previous court document says Johnson was among four people indicted December 5 for causing "serious physical harm" to a male victim on or about October 8.

Other schools in recent weeks had contacted the NCAA about Bowen's situation and were not given firm, clear answers about how they should proceed.

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Bowen has been working out with former University of Kentucky star Derek Anderson for the last two months but on Wednesday Anderson said that he has not spoken to Bowen "for about a week".

Martin didn't have a previous relationship with Bowen, the prize recruit from La Porte, Indiana.

Bowen arrived in Columbia, South Carolina, over the weekend and was officially admitted on Monday.

SC made a surprise run to the Final Four past year, and is off to a 10-5 start (1-2 SEC) this season.

"We've all got a chapter in our life we're not comfortable with", Martin said.

"The best part about life is when you can go on to the next chapter and start enjoying life again", Martin said. He wants to enjoy it, wants to be a teammate. That's all he's ever done. "I'm excited for him".

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