Oakland basketball lands transfer Lorne Bowman II from Wisconsin

Oakland basketball is going to the Wisconsin well once again for a high-profile transfer.

A year after landing Jamal Cain, a Michigan native who starred at Marquette and then transferred to OU before becoming Horizon League co-Player of the Year this season, Golden Grizzlies coach Greg Kampe has picked up former Orchard Lake St. Mary’s guard Lorne Bowman II, who is departing the University of Wisconsin.

Bowman, who will be a sophomore this season, entered the transfer portal Friday, stating that he was looking to play closer to home. He announced his commitment to Oakland on Sunday via Twitter.

Orchard Lake St. Mary's guard Lorne Bowman II (11) makes a jump shot against Novi Detroit Catholic Central  in Novi on  Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020.

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“First and foremost I want to thank God for giving me the ability to play the game of basketball at a high level,” Bowman said Friday. “I want to thank coach Greg Gard, Dean Oliver, Joe Krabbenhoft and Sharif Chambliss and the entire staff for giving me the opportunity to showcase my talents.