Cal Bowdler Selected in First Round By Hawks
Bowdler led the Monarchs in scoring (14.7), rebounding (10.0) and blocked shots (2.85). He ranked 13th nationally in blocked shots and 14th nationally in rebounding. A first team All-CAA selection, Bowdler led the CAA in both rebounding and blocked shots in each of the last two seasons.
He recorded 18 double-doubles this year and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds against Seton Hall in the NIT first round. Bowdler scored a career high 28 points against George Washington. He also scored 22 points and hauled in 11 rebounds against the Tar Heels of North Carolina.
Bowdler, who graduated with a degree in sports medicine in May was selected to the All-Tournament squad in this year's CAA Tournament, the Food Lion MVP Classic and the Hawaii-Hilo Tournament. He was the MVP of the Hilo Tournament. The Monarchs compiled a 25-9 record, advanced to the CAA Championship game for the third time in four years and reached the second round of the NIT.
Bowdler joins Chris Gatling (now with Milwaukee) as the only Monarchs ever drafted in the first round. The 6-9 Gatling was the 16th overall pick by Golden State in 1991. Mark West ('83) played for Atlanta this past season.
PAST ODU NBA DRAFT PICKS
|1991||Chris Gatling||1st round by Golden State|
|1986||Kenny Gattison||3rd round by Phoenix|
|1986||Clarence Hanley||5th round by Detroit|
|1985||Mark Davis||4th round by Cleveland|
|1983||Mark West||2nd round by Dallas|
|1982||Ronnie McAdoo||10th round by Atlanta|
|1980||Ronnie Valentine||3rd round by Denver|
|1977||Wilson Washington||2nd round by Philadelphia|
|1975||Oliver Purnell||6th round by Milwaukee|
|1974||Joel Copeland||5th round by New Orleans Jazz|
|1972||Dave Twardzik||2nd round by Portland|
|1971||Skip Noble||10th round by Milwaukee|
|1970||Harry Lozon||13th round by San Diego Rockets|