He will remain on scholarship as long as he is at Louisville but could transfer to another school, according to the university.
Louisville has announced they have parted ways with men's basketball associate head coach Kenny Johnson.
"Brian has been a responsible young man for the institution since he enrolled", said UofL Interim Director of Athletics Vince Tyra. Both developments are the result of the ongoing federal investigation that's rocked college basketball and led to the indictments of eight men, including four assistant coaches at Power 5 programs.
Pitino was officially fired as head coach at Louisville on October 16 in the wake of the FBI investigation. "He has endeared himself to his teammates and the men's basketball staff with a positive attitude during a very hard period". With all the scandal that has plagued the Louisville program in recent years, the organization will play this one safe and not allow Bowen - who recently hired an attorney - to suit up in a Cardinals uniform. It is alleged that Louisville coaches helped to funnel money from Adidas to Bowen's family in exchange for his decision to play for Pitino. 'I had an AAU director call me and ask me if I'd be interested in a player [Bowen].
Bowen, a 6-foot-7 small forward from Saginaw, Mich., was a five-star prospect coming out of high school. He could choose to look at professional opportunities to play basketball if he doesn't decide to transfer, ESPN noted.