Only downsides of this... 1) staggering/sliding out 1y of income, which in the grand scheme may be worth a fair amount on the 15y cash flow statement, but not so much as to alter one's college/life experience if he is legitimately good and his performance wasn't a fluke, and 2) risk of severe injury which is something he can get insurance for to at least set him up for life after his 20y old season.
Kid has been thinking/expecting NBA for years to the point where its an eventuality/a matter of when. Our guys with exception of maybe Mitch/Glenn, didn't enter college with that "eventuality" mindset and have to think about every opportunity as one that may evaporate.
They are going to be good and will have a high ceiling. I would think this would make Bowen less likely though? Ward-Jackson-Bridges-Langford-Cassius? When Bowen could probably start at AZ or really anywhere else on his list.
... And fully agree with Dylan's take. If MSU rips through whoever they play in the ACC game (top 1-2 in ACC most likely), and/or champions classic, everyone looks better by extension.