Wisconsin freshman point guard 'small step' closer to rejoining basketball team, Greg Gard says
A Wisconsin freshman guard who took a leave of absence from the team is one step closer to rejoining the program, head coach Greg Gard said on Thursday.
Lorne Bowman, a freshman guard, is enrolled in the second semester of classes at the University of Wisconsin. He is expected to take classes virtually from his home in Detroit. That’s good news, but Gard also mentioned that there is no timetable for a potential return to the team for Bowman.
In October, Bowman took an indefinite leave of absence from the team to “tend to a personal family matter.” The University of Wisconsin released a statement on his departure.
“I don’t [know] when, in terms of when he’ll be back,” Gard said, per Madison.com. “That’s really not in my [hands], it’s more in the medical hands. He is re-enrolled, I believe, in school, going to walk back a little bit of the things academically virtually and do it from his home in Detroit.
“We’ll just continue to help him, help the family work through his situation and whenever that times comes where it’s appropriate for him to come back, I don’t know when, I don’t have a date, a time.”
Bowman was a 3-star prospect out of high school and was considered one of the Top 200 players in his recruiting class, per 247Sports. The Badgers are currently playing as well as anyone in the B1G, owning a No. 10 ranking in the Associated Press Poll with a 12-3 record and a 6-2 mark in conference play.