One of the hottest names in the world of Juco Recruiting is Cinmeon Bowers, a 6-foot-6 235 pound power forward from Chipola J.C. in Florida. Bowers was a standout at July Juco Showcases and with talented power forwards in short supply in the 2014 class several schools are now actively recruiting him.
"I went to a couple events this summer and I feel I played pretty well," Bowers said. "After that my recruitment picked up a lot. A lot of schools picked up their interest. I've heard the most from Florida State, Louisville, Oregon, West Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Missouri, South Florida, Arizona State, there are more, I can't think of them all."
Also in need of a power forward is Minnesota who has also called on Bowers with interest.
"Minnesota is recruiting my too, I forgot about them but they have been showing me interest too, Memphis as well," said Bowers. "Minnesota calls me here and there. They have shown a lot of interest. Everything is open right now. Where I go to school won't matter, it doesn't matter if I'm close to home at all (Milwaukee).
"I plan on taking five visits and they will come from that list of schools. Nobody sticks out quite yet but when I go home I'm going to sit down with family and my AAU coach and we are going to take a look at all of my options and find the five schools I should visit."
Bowers impressed at the Mullen's Top 100 Camp in St. Louis. A week ago Bowers told a Memphis fan site after the event that he will probably visit Memphis, Louisville, and Florida State. He also mentioned that he has a daughter back home so his decision must fit her needs as well.
Chipola finished 26-5 last winter with Bowers totaling 11.0 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Cinmeon shot 45.7 percent from the field and 55.8 percent at the foul line. Bowers played in 26 games last year with a high of 21 points at Baton Rouge Community College. He totaled double figures 17 times.
Bowers has several talented teammates at Chipola as well. Minnesota has called the school inquiring also about Torian Graham and Carlos Morris. Graham averaged 7.2 points and 3.2 rebounds a game shooting 34 percent from the floor in 17 games.
Morris led the team in scoring at 13.3 points per contest shooting 44.2 percent from the floor, 35.7 percent at the arc, and 77 percent from the foul line. Kruize Pinkins was the other Chipola standout but he graduated and signed with San Francisco.