Senior guard focused on making memorable season for Bowman
This is going to be the year for Bowman’s Amari Sherrod.
It has to be.
He’s a senior.
“It’s all about getting up and down I-65,” Sherrod said, grinning.
If there is one word to sum up the potential of the 6-foot-4 guard, it’s intriguing.
Colleges are intrigued. Bowman coach Tyrone Robinson is intrigued. His teammates are intrigued. Opponents are intrigued.
The question: What can a healthy, fully focused and slimmed down Sherrod do over a full season?
His three-year career has been one, long case of stop and start.
Sherrod arrived at Bowman after playing at Andrean as a freshman.
He had to sit out part of his sophomore year because of an issue with his transfer, according to Bowman coach Tyrone Robinson.
That same year, the Eagles were hit with a devastating twoyear postseason suspension for using an ineligible player.
Last season, Sherrod chipped a bone in his ankle that caused him to miss five games.
Complicating the injury was Sherrod didn’t initially have the correct diagnosis. He tried to play through the first part of the injury because it was initially thought to be a sprain.
The injury, the suspension and the extra weight he gained last season after he returned from the injury are all behind him.
Sherrod is motivated for two reasons. He needs a place to play college basketball and the Eagles, who were 13-8 last season and return six players with experience, get to play in the state play-
Bowman’s Amari Sherrod drives the ball past West Side’s Jaylin Hughes during a game on Jan. 5.