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#35 Sam Dower, Jr.
Position: Center
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 243
Year: Redshirt Graduate
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
High School: Osseo
Experience: 3 Letters

HIGH SCHOOL:  Attended Osseo, Minn., High and didn't make the varsity team until midway through his sophomore year...averaged 2.5 ppg and 1.6 rpg as sophomore then blossomed as junior to average 13.4 ppg and 5.9 rpg...scored in double figures 23 times and had double-digit rebounds six times...Orioles went 28-1, their lone setback 60-59 in the Region finals...scored a career-high 23 points at Coon Rapids and grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds at Orono...senior year averaged 23.9 ppg, 11.5 rpg, 2.0 assists/game, 3.3 blocks/game and shot 61 percent from the field...team went 23-9 senior year, losing first game before winning 13 straight, and had 16-game winning streak snapped with season-ending loss in playoffs to undefeated Hopkins...senior year had 23 games of 20+, eight games of 30+ points with season-high 38.

Sam Dower's Collegiate Career

FRESHMAN (2009-10):  Redshirted at Gonzaga University.

FRESHMAN (2010-11):  Played in all 35 games off the bench...scored 19 points in 17 minutes in season opener against Southern, going 5-for-9 from the field and 9-for-11 from the line and grabbed 6 rebounds...scored 11 points the next game against IUPUI and grabbed 6 rebounds...scored 11 points with 8 rebounds against Eastern Washington, had 11 points at Washington State, 12 against Lewis-Clark State College and 10 against Baylor...his offensive production tapered off through the next nine games as he didn't score more than 4 points in any game...had his coming out party at home against Saint Mary's and San Diego mid-way through the West Coast Conference season...scored 15 points against Saint Mary's, going 6-for-7 from the field...scored season-high 27 points against San Diego, going 11-for-12 from the field and 5-of-7 from the line...played double-digit minutes the final 14 games of the season through the WCC Tournament, then had streak interrupted with 9 minutes against St. John's in second round of NCAA Tournament...played 14 minutes against BYU in third round of NCAA Tournament...scored 21 points at Saint Mary's on a 7-for-8 night from the field and 7-for-7 effort from the line as Gonzaga moved into a first-place tie with the Gaels...scored 16 points on 7-for-11 night against Cal State Bakersfield in regular-season finale...had 10 points against Saint Mary's in WCC Tournament title game, going 5-for-8 from the field...had 6 points and grabbed 2 rebounds against ST. John's and had 8 points and 4 rebounds against BYU in NCAA Tournament...shot 57.5 percent (104-for-161) from the field, had 26 blocked shots while averaging 13.1 minutes/game...named to the WCC All-Freshman Team.

SOPHOMORE (2011-12):  Came off the bench in all 33 games, averaging 18.1 minutes/game...scored just 10 points in first three games, then scored 15 against Western Michigan on a 7-for-12 night from the field for his first of 11 double-digit scoring nights...recorded his first double-double with 20 points, career-high 10 rebounds as Gonzaga won at Xavier...went 7-for-11 from the field, 2-for-3 from 3-point range and 4-for-5 from the line against the Musketeers...scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds late in the season at Santa Clara, hitting 7-of-8 shots from the field and 4-for-4 from the line...after getting into foul trouble and playing just nine minutes and scoring two points against BYU in WCC Tournament semifinal victory, scored 14 points against Saint Mary's in title game, going 6-for-11 from the field and 2-of-4 from 3-point range...scored nine points in NCAA Tournament Third Round against Ohio State.

JUNIOR (2012-13):  Played in all 35 games with all seven starts for season coming in first nine games until Kelly Olynyk returned to action…first career start came in season opener at home against Southern Utah, scoring 15 points on a 7-for-14 night from the field…scored in double digits in five of first eight games with 18 points against Pacific the highest in that stretch…went 34-for-54 for 63.0 percent through the first nine games…after the 18 points against Pacific went 11 games before hitting double-digits with 20 at Butler as he went 8-for-11 from the field…grabbed 9 rebounds twice – against South Dakota and Pacific…shot 55.8 percent (96-for-172) from the field for second on the team, averaged 6.9 ppg, 2.7 rpg and had 15 blocked shots.

Misc.: Had scholarship offers from University of Minnesota, Marquette University and University of Iowa... averaged 22 ppg and 10 rpg per game in the month of July and 18 ppg and 9 rpg for Net Gain Sports in AAU season of 2008...Net Gain Sports won the Twin Cities Summer Classic, won the adidas 64 Gold Division in Las Vegas and went 3-2 in round-robin play in the Duel in the Desert in Phoenix in 2008.