Another one of the top available senior prospects in Arizona's 2016 class is Gilbert High School's 6-foot-7 senior wing Chris Bowling. Bowling is still on the recruiting board this spring, and is in the process of deciding on what he wants to do for next fall. Bowling has scholarship offers on the table, and is considering making his college decision soon, or playing through the spring club season in pursuit of more offers.
While Bowling has still yet to garner as much division-I interest as I had expected he would, he has received division-I offers thus far from Northern Arizona, Idaho State, Sam Houston State and Texas Rio Grande Valley. He has also generated serious interest from Hawaii, Nevada, Southern Utah, Denver, Cal State Bakersfield, Weber State and San Diego.
Bowling has taken one official recruiting visit thus far to Northern Arizona, and it had looked as if Bowling would elect for the Lumberjacks, but he still remains open in his college recruitment.
It has been a long recruiting process for Bowling, and he has become tired of the process - now wanting to find a college home and prepare for next fall. The lure to play through another spring club season is also attractive as well, as many college coaches are getting new jobs and are in pursuit of available prospects to build their teams for next season.
It will be a very interesting decision for Bowling, as he has the ability to play for a good mid-major division-I program, but has yet to attract serious attention from a mid-major school.
I will continue to keep you posted on Bowling's recruitment as he makes his decision on a school or to play through the spring.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Bowling's length and athleticism are nice attributes that he possesses, 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 for his age and should fill out nicely over time. As he matures physically he should develop nicely at the next level. He is a good ball handler and passer – a fundamentally sound performer. A solid rebounder, but as he gains more physical strength and size, this is an area of his game that should pick up. A solid defender that uses his length to get his hands on balls and deflect passes. A very good overall prospect that is currently underrecruited. A very good sleeper prospect.