Oakland basketball is likely to the Wisconsin perfectly the moment once more for a large-profile transfer.
A calendar year after landing Jamal Cain, a Michigan indigenous who starred at Marquette and then transferred to OU prior to turning into Horizon League co-Player of the 12 months this year, Golden Grizzlies coach Greg Kampe has picked up former Orchard Lake St. Mary’s guard Lorne Bowman II, who is departing the College of Wisconsin.
Bowman, who will be a sophomore this period, entered the transfer portal Friday, stating that he was looking to perform closer to residence. He introduced his dedication to Oakland on Sunday by means of Twitter.
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“Initially and foremost I want to thank God for giving me the means to engage in the activity of basketball at a substantial level,” Bowman stated Friday. “I want to thank mentor Greg Gard, Dean Oliver, Joe Krabbenhoft and Sharif Chambliss and the entire workers for supplying me the prospect to showcase my talents.
“To my teammates, I will never ever fail to remember you men. To Badger Country, I want to thank you for all the aid and really like you showed me and the workforce this year. The College of Wisconsin will constantly have a distinctive location in my coronary heart. May God bless you all!”
Gard and the Wisconsin coaching workers wished Bowman nicely.
“We entirely comprehend and help Lorne’s final decision to phase away from the program and college,” Gard mentioned Friday. “We know this is what is actually ideal for him at present and also for his long run.
“He has been an inspirational and crucial element of our workforce over the very last two years and will endlessly be a Huge Ten champion and a Badger. Our entire workers and crew believe the earth of Lo. We intend to keep close with the Bowmans and desire Lo all the finest in his future.”
Bowman’s initial season of higher education ball started out out rough, as he returned home before the Badgers opened the 2020-21 year, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He rejoined Wisconsin right before very last year and appeared in 22 games. He averaged three factors, 1.1 rebounds and .5 assists in 10.4 minutes a recreation just before leaving the staff again in mid-February. His ideal game in Significant 10 participate in arrived on Feb. 2, when he scored seven details on 3-for-4 shooting in 15 minutes.
Bowman was a Michigan Mr. Basketball finalist in 2020, finishing 3rd in the voting guiding winner Scooby Johnson (Benton Harbor) and Jalen Terry (Flint Beecher). The OLSM merchandise averaged 24.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 5.3 helps in his senior year.
A longtime Michigan enthusiast, he still fully commited to Wisconsin in November 2019.
“I beloved how considerably they have been interested in me,” he stated in January 2020. “Any kid which is selecting a college or university would obviously want a university to be seriously intrigued in them.
“I was elated how they realized every little thing about me. They knew my family, they knew wherever I arrived from. They just actually put all the pieces together and recruited me.”
Then-Grand Blanc coach Mike Thomas considered Bowman was headed for Electricity 5 stardom.
“The issue that separates a high important guard and a lower key guard is they persistently strike that midrange jump shot,” Thomas explained in January 2020. “When he receives to these sweet places, there is nothing at all you can do. He can counter out of it with a step-back James Harden stuff from there.”
Now he’ll be setting up about subsequent to Oakland guard Jalen Moore, who averaged 15.5 factors and 7.6 helps per recreation in his next period with the Golden Grizzlies. Moore’s assist average was 2nd in the nation. OU went 20-12, and 12-7 in league perform, before getting rid of in the Horizon League quarterfinals.
Absolutely free Push sports author Mick McCabe and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel sports author Jeff Potrykus contributed to this report.