ESSEX – Taylor Bowen takes his talents to the ACC.
The 6-foot-9, 195-pound basketball star from Jericho made his dedication to the state of Florida and announced his decision live Saturday afternoon on the CBS Sports HQ stream at the Bellcate School gym in Essex.
“I just felt at home when I arrived in the state of Florida,” Bowen said in an interview with the Free Press after his announcement. “It just felt like the perfect match for basketball on and off the court. It’s the right decision for me.”
Bowen will begin his senior year at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire this fall before starting his Seminoles career in 2023. Prior to Saturday’s event, Bowen had narrowed his list of destinations to six schools: FSU, Duke, Iowa, Louisiana State, Providence and Vermont.
Bowen, a four-star recruit, said he pondered his decision for months, eventually choosing a Seminoles program that featured prolific wingers like himself.
FSU was also one of the country’s most important programs under head coach Leonard Hamilton. Since 2018 in the NCAA tournament, the Seminoles have reached the Sweet 16 twice and the Elite 8 once since 2018. They defeated Vermont in the first round in 2019.
“It was really hard to make the right choice and find the school that prioritized my needs and everything else I had to consider,” Bowen said. “I just want to go in with a doggy mentality and win as much as I can. I’m just grateful to have the opportunity.”
Bowen, a product of youth programs in Jericho and who spent his freshman year of high school at Mount Mansfield, left Vermont in the fall of 2019 for prep school. He spent two seasons at St. George’s School in Rhode Island before attending Brewster Academy. On Saturday, Bowen announced his decision in front of family and friends – a show of how strong his local ties remain.
“I’ve never forgotten that about my roots and where I come from and everyone who helped me,” Bowen said. “It takes a tribe, I’ve always said that. It didn’t happen overnight. It took a lot of people at home and a lot of people from all over the world.”
While admittedly nervous about the announcement, Bowen said he is ready for the next step in his basketball career.
“I’m very happy to be here and happy to have the opportunity to play high-level basketball,” Bowen said. “I’ve worked really hard for this moment.”
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Who is Taylor Bowen? Four-star striker Taylor Bowen, who plays at Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy but is originally from Vermont, is committed to the Seminoles in a live engagement that airs on CBS Sports HQ. This may interest you : Program brings school halls to life with music, dance. He chose FSU over fellow finalists Iowa, LSU and Providence.
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Born in Egypt and raised in Vermont, Bowen said he wants to continue improving his physical strength. He is only a junior, he is still quite thin and his frame has room for development even now that he has been made the No. 7 minor striker by 247Sports.com in 2023.
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