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Freshman Football Player Lynn Bowden Open to Playing Basketball at UK, Too

Incoming freshman football Lynn Bowden says he is open to playing for the UK basketball team, too.

Bowden, a 6-foot-1 guard on the basketball court, signed with UK football as a 4-star athlete.

Check out his comments:



“If Coach Stoops approved of that, I like to keep myself busy, so you can look out for it,” said Bowden, who was part of the Ohio roster for the Kentucky-Ohio All-Star game scheduled to take place later Saturday night at Thomas More College.

Bowden, a 6-foot-1 guard, was recruited as an “athlete” on the football field. The four-star recruit was ranked third in Ohio and 157th nationally in the latest rankings from 247Sports. He signed with UK on Feb. 1 and is expected to be used in a number of ways on offense when he gets to Lexington.

What about his basketball game?

“I’m like an energizer person,” Bowden said. “Tonight you’ll see me lead. If we get down, I’ve got my head on like we’re winning. I’ve got a winning mentality.

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