The 6-foot-6, 180-pound senior guard averaged 21.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.1 blocks per game in leading the Lions, who played a national schedule, to a 14-7 finish and a USA National Prep Classic title. After spending his first three high school years at Wren High School in Piedmont, McGowens transferred to Legacy Early College for his senior season, completing his high school career with 2,303 points. Also the 2020-21 MaxPreps South Carolina Boys Basketball Player of the Year and an Allen Iverson Roundball Classic selection, McGowens is ranked as the No. 24 prospect in the Class of 2021 by ESPN.
McGowens has maintained a weighted 4.15 GPA in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball on scholarship at the University of Nebraska this fall.
A member of the Mount Able Baptist Church, where he sings in the choir, McGowens volunteers locally at the United Way and at a soup kitchen in Anderson. He was also a member of his high school chorus.