Hazel Park senior Carl Bow is one of the best available unsigned guards in Michigan.
The 6’2 floor general had a stellar performance at the Motor City Roundball Classic with 25 points and 6 assists.
Here’s our take on Carl’s game:
Athleticism – the first thing you notice about Bow is his quick twitch explosion. Carl has all the tools, top end speed, first step acceleration, great leaping ability and lateral agility. He’s a high-major DI caliber athlete for sure.
Shot Creation/Ballhandling – Bow changes direction very well with the basketball and can get to the basket off the bounce against nearly anyone in the state and create a good look, he consistently keeps defenders off balance.
Good Shooter – this is the biggest development in Carl’s game, as he’s transitioned from a below average shooter to a good shooter in the last year. I’ve watched Bow twice this year and on both occasions he’s shot the ball very well from the perimeter. He’s displayed a nice shot from distance off the catch and a great midrange pullup off the dribble. Perhaps just as important as the results, the form is good.
Vision/Passing – Carl is superb at finding teammates for easy baskets once he forces helpside defense to commit to stopping him off the dribble. He consistently keeps his head up when handling the ball and he’s a very dangerous passer once he’s in the middle of the floor.
Areas for Development:
Strength/Muscle Mass – Bow is certainly a great athlete, but he needs to add 20 pounds of muscle mass in order to absorb contact better and just be able to withstand the physicality of the game at the next level.
Consistency – it’s no secret that Carl is a an extremely talented prospect, however his production hasn’t always matched his potential in the past. It appears that he’s turned a corner in that regard this year, as he’s been very good in several games.