Bowlin inks letter of intent with Southern

Missouri Southern men’s basketball head coach Robert Corn has announced the signing of Skyler Bowlin to a national letter of intent to attend Southern beginning in the fall of 2007.

Bowlin is a 6-2 guard from Paragould, Ark., where he played for his father, Scott, at Greene County High School. A three-year letter winner for the Golden Eagles, Bowlin will begin his third year as a starter after averaging 14.1 points per game, as well as 3.8 steals and 3.1 assists.

Bowlin’s team has made the Arkansas State Tournament each of the last two years, making it to the quarterfinals this past season. He was named All-County his sophomore and junior seasons, as well as All-Conference last year. A member of the All-State Tournament Team, Bowlin holds the school record for most three-pointers made in one half with seven.

Bowlin’s father, Scott, played basketball and baseball at the University of West Alabama and his mother, Darlene, played basketball at both Tennessee-Martin and West Alabama.

“We are very excited to add Skyler to our program,” Corn said. “He has played at an outstanding high school program and for an coaching staff that has had a lot of success. Skyler brings a lot of versatility and that is something that we’re constantly looking for in a player. He can play at either guard position for us and has had time at the point. He shoots and handles the ball well and has excellent court vision. What’s more important is that he plays hard and knows how to win.”