The winner of the first ever WBCB Sunshine Foundation Slam Dunk Contest achieved another imrpessive milestone.
Cartier Bowman, a senior forward from Notre Dame High School, received his first college basketball offer during an unofficial visit to NJIT.
Upon sharing the news, twitter was quick to offer their reactions and much deserved praise towards the Notre Dame foward.
Blessed to receive a offer from NJIT❗️🔴🔴 pic.twitter.com/CYJgHRzSbU
— Cartier Bowman (@CSM_CartierB) June 11, 2018
— Verbal Commits (@VerbalCommits) June 11, 2018
Cartier Bowman, a class of 2019 wing playing for Team Rio (NJ), just picked up an offer from NJIT on an unofficial visit.
— Pat Lawless (@PatLawless_) June 11, 2018
NJIT has extended an offer too @CSM_CartierB
— Bill Newsome Jr (@PrepHoopDigest) June 11, 2018
— Pop from TeamBlessed (@_therealpoppopp) June 12, 2018
— National Prep Hoops (@HoopReview) June 11, 2018
The twitter world weren’t the only ones who bestowed praise upon Bowman. Rich Roche, Notre Dame’s Athletic Director and head Basketball coach, believes whichever school lands Bowman is getting a gem.
“I am very excited for Cartier,” Roche said. “It would be a great fit for him. A school is going to get a steal when they get Cartier. I truly believe that schools missed the boat by not taking him this year. “
Bowman explained his first offer is one he will cherish. “It really meant a lot to me,” Bowman said. “By talking to the head coach I could tell he really liked my game and would love for me to come there.”
Although its his first offer, Bowman feels like this is simply the start of something special. “For my basketball career, this is just the beginning.”
Here’s a reminder of the type of athleticism Bowman will bring to whatever college he chooses to attend.