On Sunday news broke that Louisville target Maverick Rowan would reclassify into the 2015 class and play college basketball this upcoming season. Rowan has visited Louisville several times, including with Ryan McMahon during the Virginia game this past season.
Many recruiting experts peg the Cards the team to beat for Rowan’s services, but St. John’s and Chris Mullin have recently made up ground for the 4-star prospect. Maverick’s father, Ron, played at St. John’s in the 1980s after transferring from Notre Dame.
Originally Rowan was committed to Pittsburgh, but when the Rowan family moved to Ft. Lauderdale from Pennsylvania, Maverick backed out of his commitment. In April, Maverick was quoted as saying that reclassification would be difficult at this late stage, but Sunday’s news indicates that Maverick and his family have found an avenue to complete his two requirements for 2015-16 eligibility.
Rick Pitino has stated that he would like to use his final scholarship for 2015-16 on an impact player and would not just take a player to fill the role. Rowan is a wing player that can play both Shooting Guard and Small Forward at 6’5. Maverick has a reliable shot, but also is crafty in getting into the lane and creating shots around the rim.