Dasonte Bowen officially visited Iowa Basketball this past weekend. The Wolfeboro (NH) Brewster Academy point guard enjoyed hearing about the program, but it was the down time he cherished most.
"My favorite experiences were definitely eating dinner with the whole staff and my family, and being able to hang out with the guys," Bowen told HN.
He's looking for a strong bond away from home, and Iowa showed him it could provide that when he unofficially visited campus during the fall of 2019 and again this time.
"The coaches and players definitely treated me like family. They were very welcoming," he said.
247Sports ranks Bowen (6-3, 165) as a four-star, the No. 17 point guard and the No. 87 player overall nationally regardless of position in the 2022 Class. Rivals sees him as a three-star and the No. 37 player at his position for the cycle.
Bowen is scheduled to officially visit Northwestern (June 15) and Maryland (June 28) in the coming weeks. Those schools along with Miami, Boston College, Rutgers, Penn State, Georgetown, Seton Hall, USC, Virginia Tech and others have reportedly offered.
The Iowa coaches viewed game film with Bowen to show him how they see him fitting into their style of play.
"We watched both my film and film showing the similarities and how I would translate to the system - the pace, shot selection and different reads," he said.
Bowen is friends with Hawkeye sophomore center Josh Ogundele, who also attended Brewster Academy.
"I was with Josh most of the time (on the Iowa visit). I had already seen him about a week before, but it was good being around him again," Bowen said.
Bowen held the Hawkeyes in high regard before his official visit. The stop confirmed his view.
"I feel great about Iowa. It’s a great city full of very welcoming people," he said.
Here are some of Bowen's junior highlights: