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Rankings Rankings

24/7: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit 89 (#30 PG / #152 overall) Green_arrowup_medium
Rivals: 3-star recruit3-star recruit3-star recruit (#41 PG) Green_arrowup_medium
ESPN: 4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit 82 (#22 PG / #100 overall) Green_arrowup_medium
Prep Hoops: #4 player in 2020 in Michigan Green_arrowup_medium

Last Updated: Sept. 5, 2019
Previous Rankings: 3-star/88 (#30 PG/#160 overall > #43/#217 > #208 overall > NR) by 24/7; 3-star by Rivals; NR by ESPN

Rankings at time of commitment: 3-star (0.9133) by 247Composite (#184 overall); NR by 24/7 & ESPN

Honors Honors

2020 First Team All-State - Div. 1 (AP)
2020 Metro Detroit Player of the Year (MLive)
2019 First Team All-State - Class A (AP)
2019 Second Team All-State (USA Today)
2018 Honorable Mention All-State - Class A (AP)

Statistics Statistics

2019-20: 25.2 ppg, 6.2 apg, 6 rpg | Senior (St. Mary’s)
2019: 12 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.5 topg, 42% FG / 43% FT / 22% 3PT | EYBL (The Family)
2018-19: 23.1 ppg, 5.1 apg | Junior (St. Mary’s)
2017-18: 22.5 ppg, 4.9 apg | Sophomore (St. Mary’s)
2016-17: 15 ppg | Freshman (Detroit Western)

Signed LOI Signed National Letter of Intent

Signed on November 13, 2019
Wisconsin welcomes five newcomers in 2020 Signing Class (

Verbally committed on November 16, 2018
Prep guard Lorne Bowman says he’ll play for Badgers in 2020 (Wisconsin State Journal)
Bowman commits to Wisconsin (Badgers247)
UW basketball secures oral commitment from Michigan guard for 2020 class (Journal Sentinel)
2020 PG Lorne Bowman Jr. commits to Wisconsin (B5Q)

Many believe that Lorne Bowman II would have been the latest Badger target about to blow up nationally during his next travel circuit session. He played up a level for the 17U REACH Legends two summers ago. However, after an official visit to Madison, where he was hosted by Kobe King, Bowman listed four finalists: Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska and Valparaiso. Butler also hosted Bowman on an unofficial visit not long before he set an announcement date, but the Bulldogs did not offer. He also had offers from Buffalo and Toledo and was starting to receive interest form the likes of Michigan, Michigan State and Xavier before wrapping up his recruiting process early with a verbal to Wisconsin.

Bowman loved how Wisconsin prioritized him and told 247Sports that he “didn’t want to wait on it.” Dean Oliver was the lead recruiter for Bowman, whose high school coach at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s describes as a crafty, versatile, and rapidly-improving defender comparable to ex-Spartan Kalin Lucas. Bowman will definitely need to improve his outside shooting, but brings a skill set getting to the rim that Wisconsin doesn’t often see.

Heading into his senior season, Bowman opted to switch AAU teams, joining EYBL squad The Family. He acquitted himself nicely on the Nike circuit, averaging 13.6 points and 3.6 assists through his first six games. Best of all for Badger fans, Bowman has admitted to doing a little recruiting for Wisconsin in the upcoming classes.

Halfway through his senior season, Bowman continues to shine. He is one of the frontrunners for Mr. Basketball in Michigan, leading the Eaglets to an undefeated record thus far and the top ranking in Division 1.

Press Clippings Recent Press

4/15: Wisconsin 2020 Signee Breakdown: Lorne Bowman (
2/29: Orchard Lake St. Mary’s wins first Catholic title in 12 years (The Detroit News)
2/28: Five Michigan Mr. Basketball finalists announced for 2020 (
1/17: Here’s how Michigan basketball lost a top Orchard Lake St. Mary’s recruit to Wisconsin (Detroit Free Press)
01/15: Oakland County leading the Mr. Basketball pack (The Oakland Press)
1/14: Top-ranked St. Mary’s overpowers Catholic Central, 94-55 (The Oakland Press)
1/5: Orchard Lake St. Mary’s boys can’t run from basketball ranking, or their schedule (Detroit Free Press)
1/5: Wisconsin recruit ‘phenomenal’ in Orchard Lake St. Mary’s win over Grand Blanc (

12/10: Orchard Lake St. Mary’s rolls past Detroit Denby (The Detroit News)
4/17: Lorne Bowman Junior Highlights (Badger247)
3/5: Josh Palo gets best of Wisconsin commit Lorne Bowman in Howell’s regional semifinal win (Livingston Daily)
2/1: Orchard Lake St. Mary’s eases past Warren De La Salle (The Detroit News)
1/25: Detroit CC goes OT to subdue St. Mary Prep, Wisconsin commit Bowman (Hometown Life)

11/18: Wisconsin commitment Impact - Lorne Bowman (
11/12: With decision looming, 2020 PG Lorne Bowman discusses where Iowa stands (Iowa Central)
9/11: 2020 PG Lorne Bowman Starting To Take Flight (NY2LA Sports)

Multimedia Audio / Video

Highlights: Catholic League Championship: St. Mary’s vs University of Detroit Jesuit (3.1.20)
Interview: Lorne Bowman II on Orchard Lake St. Mary’s win over Grand Blanc (1.4.20)
Feature: Against The Grain w/Jay Youngblood ft. Wisconsin Commit Lorne Bowman (8.21.19)
Highlights: Nike EYBL: Lorne Bowman (5.28.19)
Highlights: Wisconsin Commit Lorne Bowman Highlights From EYBL Session 3 With The Family (5.27.19)
Highlights: Lorne Bowman II (Class of 2020) (4.17.19)
Highlights: Lorne Bowman Game Highlights vs. Brother Rice (12.14.18)
Highlights: Lorne Bowman was making all his shots last night against Clarkston (12.7.18)
Highlights: Lorne Bowman Summer Highlights (9.27.18)
Highlights: High Major Prospect Lorne Bowman Is UP NEXT In The Mitten!! (8.14.18)

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2018-19 Schedule | Detroit Free Press

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