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

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Bio/Stats

AS A SENIOR IN 2010-11: Averaged 8.2 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 1.1 spg in 24.7 mpg ... started all 38 games ... Broke school record for games played with 128; No. 2 in career fouls (393) and No. 7 in career games started (98) ... scored 13 pts., including 7 of 11 from FT line, adding 6 reb. and 1 blk. in 25 min. in win vs. CSUB ... scored 4 pts. and 3 reb. in 27 min. at USC ... playing 25 min., and scoring 8 pts., including 2 dunks, with 2 stl., 2 ast. and 5 TO in win over Rice ... 6 of 8 from FT line in win over B-C, scoring 10 pts. with 5 reb. in 27 min. ... in UNC win, scored 8 pts. with 7 reb. and 1 stl. in 26 min. ... 4 pts., 2 reb. in 17 min. before fouling out in loss to Arizona ... 5-10 FT vs. Ohio, collecting season-high 7 reb. in 28 min. ... scored 6 pts. in his 100th game at UOP ... 7 reb., 6 pts. in 17 min. vs. HBU ... 6 pts, 6 reb., 4 ast., in 32 min. vs. WSU ... first career double-double with career-high 13 reb., 10 pts. vs. Delaware ... 7 pts., 3 reb. 2 stl. vs. Fordham ... 6 pts., 5 reb. vs. Bethany ... 9 reb., 5 pts., 2 blk. in loss vs. USF ... 8 pts., 8 reb. at USD ... 10 pts., 1 reb., 1 blk. at SMC ... 10 pts., 6 reb., 1 stl. in win vs. Gonzaga ... in 31 minutes, tied a career-high with 22 pts., 4 reb., 1 stl. in win vs. Portland ... 6 pts., 4 reb. in Pep win ... 11 pts., 4 reb., 2 stl., in 34 min in LMU win ... 10 pts. vs. UCSC ... in 29 min., scored 8 pts. (4-4 at FT) at USF ... scored 12 pts. (5-9 in FG-FGA), 2 reb., 1 ast., 1 stl. in 28 min. vs. SMC ... played 22 min. in win vs. USD and scored 4 pts., 3 reb., 1 ast., 2 blk., 2 stl. ... scored 10 pts. (4-4 from FT), 5 reb., 1 stl. in 22 min. at Gonzaga ... 10 pts., 6 reb., 1 blk. in 30 min. at Portland ... reached career-highs in pts. (26), reb. (14) and min (39) in win vs. LMU, along with a season-high 9 FG; tied season-high 8 FT, adding 2 stl. ... grabbed 6 reb., 6 pts., 2 blk., 1 stl. in 27 min. vs. Pepperdine ... 4 pts., 2 reb. 1 stl. vs. LMU... posted 7pts., 4 reb., 1st. in 38 min. against SMC... blocked 2 shots, 4 reb., 5 pts. in 28 min. vs. Northern Arizona ... grabbed 4 reb. and had 2 ast. in 23 min. vs. Air Force ... scored 11 pts. with 2 stl. and 2 ast. at USF ... scored 7 pts. and grabbed 5 reb. at SMU ... scored 14 pts., with 8 reb. and 2 ast. in title win at Iona.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2009-10: Averaged 6.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 0.9 spg in 21.7 mpg ... missed games against Northern Arizona, Fresno State, UC Santa Barbara and UNLV due to an injury ... went 3-for-4 from the field, 1-for-1 from the charity stripe, and grabbed 5 rebounds in 30 minutes against CSU Bakersfield ... collected a season-high six rebounds and 3 steals against Menlo College ... perfect from the FT line (4-4), grabbed 6 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block against San Diego State ... shot 66% from the field and 75% from the free thow line for 11 points in 21 minutes at Houston Baptist ... in foul trouble at Rice, only played 11 minutes, scoring 6 points with 4 rebounds and three steals ... threw in a season-high 14 points vs. Wofford ... collected 3 rebounds and 2 points and had 1 block in 11 minutes vs. New Hampshire ... fouled out vs. Harvard, playing just 17 minutes ... scored 5 points vs. USD ... scored 9 points and collected 5 rebounds and a block and a steal in 28 minutes vs. Saint Mary's ... scored 6 points with 4 rebounds and 1 assist vs. Pepperdine ... fouled out after 25 minutes vs. LMU, scoring 10 points and grabbing 5 rebounds ... collected 6 rebounds with 7 points vs. San Francisco ... was perfect in 4 free throw attempts with 4 rebounds and four steals vs. Gonzaga ... shot 2-for-3 from the field and made 3 of 4 free throws at San Diego ... only played 7 minutes vs. LMU because of foul trouble ... made a season-high five-of-seven free throws and also set or tied season-highs in rebounds (7), three points field attempts (2), assists (1), and minutes (35) vs. San Francisco ... tied season-high for free throw made, shooting 5-for-6 vs. San Diego in the WCC Tournament.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008-09:
CABLE CAR CLASSIC ALL-TOURNAMENT
Started 10 games, scoring 3.3 ppg with 3.5 rpg and 1.2 apg in 21.2 mpg ... scored 8 points with 4 rebounds vs. FAU ... scored 7 points at Georgia with 3 rebounds and season-high 4 assists ... scored 5 points, collecting 8 rebounds, 2 blocks and a steal in the win at SJSU ... led the team in rebounding with 7 boards in win over NDNU, adding 7 points ... played just 7 minutes at UNLV before fracturing his pointer finger on his left hand in the first half and did not play at Pacific ... played 26 minutes in win over Belmont, collecting 8 rebounds and was 4-4 from free throw line; 4 assists ... played 24 minutes, with 3 rebounds, 2 assists, a block and a steal in win over UTEP ... 5 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks in 27 minutes in loss at Harvard ... grabbed 9 rebounds scoring 3 points in 32 minutes before fouling out at Portland ... played 20 minutes in win over Houston Baptist, with 6 points, a career-high 3 blocks, 2 steals and 6 rebounds ... scored 6 points with 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals and 1 block vs. LMU ... had one steal and 5 offensive rebounds vs. Pepperdine ... scored 5 points and had 5 rebounds at USF ... scored 5 points and grabbed 1 rebound vs. Portland ... 5 points and 1 rebounds in 15 minutes vs. San Diego ... 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 points vs. Gonzaga.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007-08:
CABLE CAR CLASSIC ALL-TOURNAMENT

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.

 

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