COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina's Frank Martin understood all along he might never get to coach Brian Bowen in a game and is just happy the 6-foot-7 forward whose name is part of the federal corruption case in college basketball had the chance to spend a few months with the Gamecocks.
Bowen gave up his college career to turn pro last month when the NCAA informed South Carolina he would miss at least all of next season - his second full year on the bench - because of his alleged involvement in the scandal.
"Am I surprised? No. I'm realistic enough to understand when we took him that this was a possibility," Martin said. "Was I disappointed? Yes."