10 - Ben Dowdell
Ben Dowdell
Height: 6-7
Weight: 225
Year: Freshman
Hometown: North Nowra, N.S.W., Australia
High School: Australian Institute of Sport
Position: Forward

CABLE CAR CLASSIC ALL-TOURNAMENT
2007-08 Started 29 out of the 30 games played ... averaged 8.1 ppg and 3.8 rpg, shooting 51% ... broke freshman single-season record for minutes played with 890 (previous: Kyle Bailey in 2000-01 with 842 minutes played) ... in top 10 of the following freshman records: points (10th), rebounds (9th), field goals made (9th), free throws made (6th), free throws attempted (3rd), assists (9th) and steals (10th) ... career-high 6 assists in the season opener against CS Monterey Bay ... scored 9 points on 4-for-6 shooting with 7 rebounds vs. Simpson ... scored 9 points on 4-for-5 shooting vs. San Jose State ... scored 10 points on 4-for-5 shooting in 20 minutes vs. Montana ... scored 11 points on 5-for-6 shooting vs. Denver ... scored a career-high 22 points vs. Niagara ... scored 9 points and had a career-high 3 steals vs. San Jose State ... scored 10 points vs. Saint Mary's ... scored 17 points vs. Pepperdine ... scored 13 points vs. San Diego ... scored 11 points with a career high 2 blocks and tied his career-high by pulling down 7 boards vs. Pepperdine ... scored 11 points on 5-for-7 shooting vs. San Diego ... scored 21 points on 8-for-12 shooting vs. San Francisco ... scored 15 points and went 9-for-13 from the free throw line vs. Portland ... scored 9 points vs. Gonzaga.

HIGH SCHOOL Played basketball at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra for head coach Marty Clarke ... AIS plays in the South East Conference of the Australian Basketball Association (SEABL), a league that runs from March-August ... in 2006, helped AIS to 17-11 record in SEABL ... averaged 8.0 ppg and 5.2 rpg, while shooting 58% that season ... helped the Australian Junior National Team (U-19) win the Oceania region in 2007 and clinch a spot in the 2007 World Championships ... named to the roster for the 2007 FIBA World Championship (Novi Sad, Serbia) and as a starter, led team to fifth-place finish, recording a 5-1 record ... at the 2005 U-18 Australian Championships, he averaged 16.7 points and 10.0 rebounds a game, while shooting 58 percent from the field ... led the New South Wales U-20 team to the Australian Championship in 2006 and '07.

PERSONAL Parents are Bill and Anne Dowdell ... both parents are teachers ... has older brother, Jeff, and older sister, Kathryn ... older brother Jeff plays for Perth in the NBL (Australian pro basketball league) ... part of the AIS Connect program that worked with children at local schools, while also appearing at numerous charity events as part of the program ... the first Australian player to sign with Santa Clara ... mechanical engineering major.

CAREER STATISTICS

                                 Total         3-Point                    Rebounds
Year      GP-GS   Min/Avg    FG-FGA   Pct   FG-FGA   Pct   FT-FTA   Pct Off-Def  Tot  Avg  PF-FO Ast  TO Blk Stl  Pts/Avg
2007-08   30-29   890/29.7   88-173  .509    3-9    .333   64-105  .610  35-79   114  3.8  75-2   58  73   7  22  243/8.1
2008-09   32-10   679/21.2   37-92   .402    0-4    .000   31-58   .534  33-80   113  3.5 107-5   37  54  13  23  105/3.3
2009-10   28-21   607/21.7   61-144  .424    0-2    .000   54-75   .720  43-68   111  4.0  87-4   10  37   9  24  176/6.3
TOTAL     90-60  2176/24.2  186-409  .455    3-15   .200  149-238  .626 111-227  338  3.8 269-11 105 164  29  69  524/5.8