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Wisconsin basketball: PG Lorne Bowman to take leave of absence from team

The freshman from Michigan is going home to attend to a private, family matter.

Lorne Bowman at practice
@BadgerMBB; UW Communications

On Friday afternoon, the Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team announced that freshman point guard Lorne Bowman (Detroit, Mich.) would be taking a leave of absence from the team to return home and attend to a personal, family matter.

Bowman averaged over 25 points per game, six rebounds and six assists in his senior season and was a back-to-back all-state selection in his junior and senior seasons. He was a member of the strong 2020 recruiting class and is slated to be one of the leaders in the backcourt of the future.

As the statement below explains, Bowman is still enrolled in school and is still a member of the team. We at B5Q wish Bowman and his family well.

Here is the official statement from the team:

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin freshman Lorne Bowman has taken an indefinite leave of absence and returned home to Detroit, Michigan to tend to a personal family matter. Bowman will continue taking classes at UW-Madison, utilizing the virtual learning option and remains a committed member of the men’s basketball team.

“As a program, our thoughts are with Lorne and his family right now,” head coach Greg Gard said. “He is a big part of our Wisconsin Basketball family and we are going to continue supporting him in every way possible during this time.”