The Cougars finish 10-6 in Conference USA action to place third in the standings - both program bests.
* 2008 All-Conference USA Third Team
Competed in all 34 games with 30 starts... Finished as the team's leading rebounder with 6.8 boards per game and second-leading scorer at 10.9 points per game... Ranked among the Conference USA Top-25 individual leaders in scoring and rebounding, making him one of only one players in both categories... Stood 25th in scoring and sixth in rebounding... Finished fifth among C-USA 3-point shooters at 40.8 percent (73-of-179) and ranked eighth among the league's 3-point field goals made leaders with 2.15 per game. .. Ranked eighth in blocked shots with 1.58 per contest... Began the season with a career-high 25 points against Morehead State... Pulled down 12 rebounds against Marist.... Grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked a career-best six shots against Texas Southern... Recorded 22 points and equaled his career best of 16 rebounds against Coastal Carolina for Houston's first double-double performance of the season... Registered his second double-double of the season with 24 points and 10 rebounds against Southern... Led Houston with 19 points and nine rebounds against Kentucky... First-half, left-handed dunk against the Wildcats was selected as ESPN's "Play of the Day" ... Scored 12 points and led UH with nine rebounds and three blocked shots at Massachusetts... Grabbed 10 rebounds against No. 24 Arizona... Tallied 21 points and nine rebounds at SMU... Returned to the starting lineup and scored 15 points against Marshall... Led Houston with 23 points and six rebounds against No. 1 Memphis... Scored 17 points with five 3-pointers and grabbed five rebounds at UAB... Scored 17 points with 14 in the second half at East Carolina... Recorded third double-double of season with 15 points and 10 rebounds at UTEP. C-USA Championship: Posted 19 points with three 3-pointers against UTEP during the quarterfinals. College Basketball Invitational: Recorded 19 points and a game-high 14 rebounds at Nevada during the First Round... Was his team-leading fourth double-double of the season.
Played in 27 games and made 24 starts for the Cougars...registered four 20-point games and had 10 rebounds in three games...tallied 21 points against UTEP and Tulsa...scored a career-high 24 points against Nebraska and 22 points vs. Charlotte...also grabbed a season-best of 16 rebounds against the 49ers for his first double-double of the season...registered second double-double with 15 points and 11 boards versus Creighton...recorded third double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds against Rice...collected a season-high of three steals against SMU twice this season...blocked a career-high of four shots against Saint Louis...blocked two shots against South Alabama, Rice, Creighton and Charlotte...selected Conference USA Player of the Week on Dec. 26...named to All-Tournament Team at the Rainbow Classic.
Averaged 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in three games after missing seven games with an ankle sprain as a sophomore at Texas...transferred to Houston in January...had two rebounds in 14 minutes against No. 20 Tennessee...tallied five points in 14 minutes against Samford...netted four points in 18 minutes against Southern...Played in 19 games as a freshman...started seven of the last 10 games for the Longhorns...sat out 11 games during his freshman season with a shoulder injury before returning against Nebraska on January 15...averaged 2.1 points and 1.4 rebounds in 10 minutes per game...posted season highs of nine points and 24 minutes against Iowa State.
TEXAS CITY HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterman and three-year starter at Texas City High School....named the No. 41 overall prospect by TheInsiderHoops.com after averaging 23 points and 14 rebounds as a senior...helped Texas City reach the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs as a senior...named First-Team All-Region selection by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches...averaged 19.6 points and 13.5 rebounds per game as a junior and helped Texas City reach the Sweet 16 round of the Class 4A State playoffs...named the District 23-4A Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior...was named District Defensive MVP as a sophomore...received Texas Scholar award.
Major is sociology...born June 11, 1985, in Berlin, Germany...son of Jack and Marie Dowell...lived in Germany until the age of seven while both of his parents served in the U.S. Army...played soccer before starting to play basketball in the sixth grade...his family moved to Killeen, Texas and spent the next two years there before moving to Texas City when he was nine...hobbies include watching movies and playing video games.