Markel Starks once declared Georgetown teammate Aaron Bowen among the best athletes in the world. Hyperbole or not, the dunking swingman will keep his high-rising game with the Hoyas for one final campaign.
Bowen will return for a fifth season, CSNwashington learned on Saturday. The school also announced that center Moses Ayegba would transfer. Due to previous redshirt seasons, both players were eligible to transfer and play for another school next season.
The 6-foot-6 Bowen played in all 33 games this past season for the Hoyas, posting career-highs with 6.0 points and 3.7 rebounds while shooting 49.4 percent from the floor. He redshirted the 2009-10 season when a shoulder injury sidelined him after playing only seven games as a freshman.
Though he became a steady member of the rotation after receiving spotty minutes during his previous two seasons, there was some question from those on the outside about whether Bowen would return due to playing time.
Though Starks graduates, guards D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera and Jabril Trawick will eat up tons of minutes in the backcourt. Freshman small forward Reggie Cameron started 12 games this past season.
Georgetown's highly-rated incoming freshman class includes wing guard L.J. Peak plus forward Isaac Copeland and Paul White. Another 2014 recruit, Tre Campbell, likely enters the mix as a backup point guard.
Based on his progress last season, Bowen should have a steady role in 2014-15. The long-armed swingman is a defensive menace in press situations who also showed this past season he could guard and rebound against bigger players inside. While the freshman learn the college ropes, bowen provides coach John Thompson III with an experienced option - not to mention an acrobatic one.