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Cowan leaves Good Counsel


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Published on: Thursday, June 20, 2013

By Brandy L. Simms

Anthony Cowan, a rising sophomore who spent last season at Good Counsel, has transferred from the Olney private school to league rival St. John’s College High School in Northwest Washington.

St. John’s head coach Sean McAloon confirmed Cowan’s transfer last week.

“He’s a hell of a player,” said McAloon, who guided the Cadets to a 20-10 record last season including an 11-7 mark in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference during his first season at the helm.

Cowan has already enrolled at St. John’s and is competing on the Cadets’ summer league team, McAloon said.

Cowan, who earned All-Sentinel honors as a freshman last season, already holds Division I offers and major college programs such as Maryland, Georgetown, Virginia and West Virginia have “taken a liking to him at this point,” former Good Counsel head coach Blair Mills said last month.

Cowan, a 5-foot-10 point guard, finished as the team’s third leading scorer at 8.8 points per game. He scored a season-high 20 points in the Falcons’ 73-65 victory over Bishop Ireton in February.

“College coaches at all levels are enamored with his abilities,” said Mills.

Meanwhile, Cowan joins a St. John’s team that boasts several returning Division I prospects including Georgetown commit Tre Campbell along with fellow double-digit scorers Darian Anderson, Darian Bryant and James Palmer.

McAloon said Cowan should be a good fit with the core group of returning players.

“He’s a competitive kid and he’s very talented,” said McAloon, who noted that Cowan possesses a variety of skills on the court. “He’s a good student. He was third-team all-conference as a freshman so he’s very good.”

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