Freshman guard Lorne Bowman, a key piece to UW’s 2020 recruiting class, has left Madison and returned home to attend to a personal matter, according to a release put out by Wisconsin on Friday.
“Wisconsin freshman Lorne Bowman has taken an indefinite leave of absence and returned home to Detroit, Michigan to tend to a personal 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.”
Bowman, a three-star recruit, is part of a six-man recruiting class put together by head coach Greg Gard and his staff.
“As a program, our thoughts are with Lorne and his family right now,” Greg Gard said in a release. “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.”
The College basketball season is scheduled to start on November 25.
In other UW hoops news, the Badgers pulled out of the Fort Myers Tip-Off. The field included South Florida, Colorado and Butler. The plan is to still hold the Fort Myers Tip-Off in late November. The Badgers are looking to host a multi team event if feasible.