USA Today Preseason Top-25

 

 

USA Today Preseason Top-25
By: Zac Bonzheim

 

USA Today just released their annual Preseason Coaches Poll. Many offseason developments changed a few positions of some perennial contenders. The eligibility of Marvin Bagley and the most recent FBI investigation into college basketball had the largest impact on the current field. The addition of Bagley positioned the Blue Devils atop the rankings with the most number one votes. The highly touted Michigan State Spartans led by Miles Bridges came in second with nine number one votes. Kentucky and Kansas both entered the poll with no number one votes while Florida was able to sneak one away. (NOTE: Michigan State vs. Duke and Kentucky vs. Kansas will be November 14th in Chicago) Both teams in the national championship last spring, North Carolina and Gonzaga were left outside the top five and neither received any top votes. Louisville saw a

A Critical Piece on Brian Bowen and Louisville Basketball

 

A Critical Piece on Brian Bowen and Louisville Basketball

By: Zachery Bonzheim

 

 

 

June 2017: Brian Bowen, Small Forward, 6-7, 194 lbs , La Lumiere School, Saginaw MI, Top-20 National Recruit, Consensus Future NBA Player, LOUISVILLE COMMIT

 

October 2017: Brian Bowen, the center of an FBI investigation surrounding the darkest parts of college basketball.

 

 

 

 

Brian Bowen is what was you may have inferred from the first line. Bowen was kid built to play basketball and at the highest level. Bowen ended up being a good player with bad people around him.

 

Bowen was largely recruited by one program throughout high school. This program was Michigan State. Tom Izzo was interested in Bowen going into his sophomore year at Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw, Michigan. Bowen had many influences to attend Michigan State. Jason Richardson, MSU great, ex-NBA player, and