By now I’m pretty sure you have heard of Kyran Bowman, a youngster who at one point was headed to UNC on a football scholarship but decided to follow his heart and pursue his dream of playing college basketball instead. After an impressive sophomore and Junior Season on the court, Kyran hit the Adidas Circuit and turned plenty of heads with outstanding athleticism, defensive intensity and overall play. Following the summer we were all pretty interested to see how he would perform his senior with this being one of the first season’s that he would play an entire season of basketball. So we made the drive over to Havelock to check out their vs Northside HS to see for ourselves what this season might hold for Kyran Bowman, and I must say I was absolutely impressed.
His overall game had become smoother, his court vision he had as a Point Guard was excellent, the jump shot that was sometimes a bit streaky his sophomore year had become a knock down shot, and he was just as good of a defender and athlete as before. He would go on to finish that night with some monster numbers and would never look back throughout the season , putting up: 44 Points and 15 Rebounds against East Carteret, 33 points and 20 Rebounds vs New Bern, 29 Points in back to back games against Jacksonville and West Craven, coming up with a triple double of 31 Points, 15 Rebounds and 10 Assist in their second matchup with East Carteret, and giving Orange HS 32 Points in the state playoffs. But one of his best performance would be saved for when they played against the defending 3A State Champs Terry Sanford HS in the East Regional Semis at Fayetteville State University. It has been said that when the bright lights come on, the true star player knows how to take his game to another level and that is exactly what Kyran did. Playing against one of the top defensive teams in the state he would go for 43 Points, 10 Rebounds & 5 assist it what would end up being his final game in a Havelock HS uniform. As his final stat totals were calculated he would average 23.4 Points, 8.7 Rebounds, 4.7 Assist, 2.4 Steals Per game on the season not even including a good amount of blocked shots as well.
After his season completed he began the process of going on his recruiting visits and ultimately made the decision of attending Boston College in the ACC. We decided to allow the season to end before we voted for the Player of the Year, each player that was nominated had to be a senior and displayed excellence on and off the court. Once the East NC Player of the Year voting was completed Kyran Bowman was chosen as the unanimous winner receiving all 10 1st place votes while being on a ballot with numerous players that had amazing seasons as well. It has been truly a privilege getting to know Kyran over the past few years and to have him as part of our first ever East NC Fab 40 Camp back in October 2015. So from the entire Basketball Elite family we want to wish Kyran the best of luck on his journey and to always remember, WE ARE EAST NC!!