Jan. 22, 2008
2007-08 season notes Led Houston with 19 points and nine rebounds against Kentucky. His first-half left-handed dunk against the Wildcats was selected as ESPN¹s Play of the Day on Dec. 18. Registered his second double-double of the season with 24 points and 10 rebounds against Southern. Recorded 22 points and equaled his career best of 16 rebounds against Coastal Carolina for Houston¹s first double-double performance this season. Began the season with a career-high 25 points against Morehead State. Tallied 21 points and nine rebounds at SMU. Grabbed 10 rebounds against Arizona. Scored 12 points and led the Cougars with nine rebounds and three blocked shots at Massachusetts.Pulled down 12 rebounds against Marist. Grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked a career-best six shots against Texas Southern. Scored 16 points against Charleston. Tallied 13 points and eight rebounds versus Toledo. Netted 11 points versus VCU.
2006-07 (As A Junior) 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.
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.
Personal 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