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14 Sam Rowley

Became the second Australian to join program after he committed in November 2010 ... made five appearances during team's exhibition tour of Quebec and Ottawa.

2014-15:

  • UAlbany Division I leader in career total rebounds (756), career defensive rebounds, career offensive rebounds, single-season total rebounds, single-season defensive rebounds and single-season offensive rebounds
  • Fifth all-time at UAlbany in career rebounds
  • Ranks fifth among Division I Danes in career scoring (1,194 points), and tied for fourth in made free throws (288)
  • Holds the Division I single-game record for rebounds with 15
  • 2015 America East Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • NABC Honors Court awardee
  • Earned NABC All-District Second Team honors
  • Named to America East All-Conference First Team and All-Academic team
  • Selected to the America East All-Championship Squad
  • Named a co-captain in the preseason
  • Reached 1,000 career points on Jan. 28 at Vermont
  • Became the Division I program leader in career rebounds at UMass Lowell (Jan. 10)
  • America East Men's Basketball Player of the Week (Jan. 26, Feb. 2)
  • Led the Danes in scoring (13.9 ppg), rebounding (7.5 rpg) and free throw percentage (.820)
  • Ranked second on the team in steals (40)
  • Sank the game-winning lay-in at UNH (1/6)
  • Scored a career-high 24 points on senior night against Vermont (2/28)

Coach Brown on Rowley: "Sam is one of the best players in the America East Conference and arguably the best power forward in the conference. We have high expectations for Sam this season. We need him to take the next step as a captain and become a vocal leader."

2013-14:

  • Garnered 2013-14 NABC Honors Court recognition
  • Named to the America East All-Tournament Team
  • Earned All-Conference Second Team and All-Academic accolades, marking his second time named to the All-Academic team
  • Notched five double-doubles in his junior campaign
  • Recorded his third double-double of the year and seventh of his career with 20 points and 12 boards in 73-72 double-overtime win against UMBC (1/8). Also went a perfect 8-for-8 from the line against the Retrievers. 
  • Named the America East Player of the Week on Dec. 16 after scoring a combined 41 points and grabbing 16 rebounds against Colgate (12/14) and Brown (12/10)... Recorded his second double-double of the season against Colgate with 21 points and 11 boards
  • Matched his career-high in points with 21 against Colgate (12/14)
  • Made a career-high 12 free throws at Brown (12/10)
  • Made a career-high 10 field goals against Colgate (12/14)
  • Named a co-captain in the preseason
2012-13:
  • Named to the America East All-Academic Squad (3/08)
  • Snagged a career-high 4 steals at Fairfield (2/23)
  • Swatted a career-high three blocks against BU (1/23)
  • Recorded third consecutive double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds at New Hampshire (1/16)
  • Named America East Player of the Week (1/07-1/14)...Recorded second consecutive double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds and tied a then career-high with three steals against Maine (1/12)
  • Recorded first career double-double with then career-highs in points (21), rebounds (13), and assists (4) on 8-of-9 shooting and 5-of-5 from the free-throw line against Binghamton (1/07)
  • Shot a perfect 5-of-5 from the free-throw line at Navy (12/28)
  • Recorded then career-highs with 15 points and 6 field goals against Quinnipiac (12/21)
  • Tied his then career-high with eight rebounds against S.C. State (12/12)
  • Snagged a then career-high three steals at Siena (12/01)
  • Scored a then career-high 11 points in home opener vs. Duquesne (11/09)
2011-12:
  • Played in 24 games
  • Had career-highs in points and rebounds, 10 and eight vs. Manhattan (3/14)
  • Grabbed two rebounds in five minutes vs. Navy (11/25)
  • Two points and five rebounds in 14 minutes at George Mason (11/22)
  • Two points and one steal vs. Monmouth (11/21)
  • Had a solid 12 minutes against Pittsburgh with six points and two rebounds (11/11)
  • Six points and eight rebounds off bench vs. Quebec at Montreal

High School: Led Knox Grammar to its first Combined Associated Schools (CAS) championship in 14 years by totaling 21.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 6.6 assists ... won gold medal on under-19 team that played at FIBA Oceania Youth Championship in Guam ... selected to the New South Wales All-Schools Team and was a member of the 2008 Australia under-17 squad that competed at the FIBA Oceania Youth Championships ... represented Australia in the under-19 Four Nations Tournament against United States, China and Slovakia ... member of rugby squad ...

Personal: Double major in business administration and math ... born 2-24-92 ... given name is Samuel James Rowley ... parents are Gregg and Catherine Rowley ... has one sister, Rebecca, and three brothers, Michael, Joe and Alex.

 

  Minutes  Total  3-Point  F-Throws  Rebounds   
Year  gp-gs  min  avg  fg  fga  pct  fg  fga  pct  ft  fta  pct  off  def  tot  avg  pf  fo  ast  t/o  blk  stl  pts  avg 
2011-12   25-0  224  9.0  15  36  .417  .000  11  13  .846  19  35  54  2.2  30  41  1.6 
2012-13   35-19  891  25.5  120  228  .526  .000  75  102  .735  64  153  217  6.2  115  38  73  14  42  315  9.0 
2013-14   34-33  993  29.2  150  292  .514  .000  79  114  .693  77  157  234  6.9  113  61  99  20  38  379  11.1 
2014-15   33-33  1094  33.2  168  332  .506  .000  123  150  .820  81  170  251  7.6  90  59  88  26  40  459  13.9 
TOTAL  127-85  3202  25.2  453  888  .510  .000  288  379  .760  241  515  756  6.0  348  11  166  268  64  129  1194  9.4 

 

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [ranking Division I]:
Points: 24, Vermont -- 2/28/15 
Rebounds: 15 [t-1st], at Maine -- 02/09/13 ; at Binghamton -- 02/10/15 
Assists: 5, at Maine -- 1/31/15 ; at PITT -- 12/31/13 
Steals: 5, at UMBC -- 02-06-13 ; at Maine -- 02/09/13 ; UMBC -- 1/8/14 
Blocks: 3, 6 times
FG made: 10, Colgate -- 12/14/13 
FG attempts: 21, Stony Brook -- 3/14/15 
3FG attempts: 1, 6 times
FT made: 12 [t-4th], at Brown -- 12/10/13 
FT attempts: 15 [t-4th], at Brown -- 12/10/13 

 

 

Position: Forward
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 230
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Sydney, Australia
High School: Knox Grammar School
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