Arizona's 2016 class of prospects is absolutely loaded and looks to be the next up-and-coming class of prospects in the state that will mirror the success of the strong 2014 class that the state just experienced. This class is loaded with top-rated young prospects for division-I college coaches to take a strong look at. One of the elite-level prospects in the class is Gilbert High School's 6-foot-6 sophomore wing prospect Chris Bowling. Bowling is already off to a fast start in the spring evaluation period, and is picking up high-major interest as a result.
This high school season, on a loaded Gilbert HS program that included a talented frontline of prospects, the young and emerging Bowling had to fight for playing time. While playing limited minutes this season as a sophomore, Bowling is a glaring young talent that is developing at a fast rate, and is a top-notch young prospect with excellent potential for the future.
Bowling's length and athleticism are nice attributes that he possesses - making him a very attractive prospect. But when you consider his nice ability to shoot the basketball and stretch the defense with excellent range on his shot, he becomes a formidable prospect. Bowling is still really thin physically, but is still very young and should fill out nicely over time. As a he matures physically and continues to grow in stature, watch out as Bowling will develop into a serious recruiting target for high-major division-I programs.
Currently, Bowling is already hearing from many division-I programs led by the Arizona State Sun Devils. ASU is already expressing serious interest in him as a college prospect, while most college programs have not seen or heard of him as of yet. Assistant coach Larry Greer attended Bowling's game on Friday evening. Bowling is playing for a very strong Arizona Magic Elite 16U program.
We will be keeping a very close eye on Bowling as a college prospect over the next year to see how quickly he develops as a college prospect, but I look for this young man to become one of the most heralded young prospects in Arizona's loaded 2016 group.