Men's Basketball

Raiders Sign Pair of Texas Guards
Release: Friday 06/12/2013 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

Ryan Bowie, a 6-1, 175-pound shooting guard at Iowa Western Community College, and Mark Howell, a 5-10, 170-pound point guard from South Grand Prairie High School in Grand Prairie, Texas, have signed university letters to attend Wright State University and play basketball in the fall for the Raiders, WSU head coach Billy Donlon announced Wednesday.

Bowie, a native of Lewisville, Texas, and 2012 graduate of Lewisville High School, just finished his freshman season at IWCC and will have three years of eligibility remaining.  He averaged 9.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists last year for the Reivers while shooting 46.9% overall from the field and a team-leading 44.8% from three-point range.  Iowa Western finished 32-3 and had five players sign with NCAA Division I teams.

“Ryan can really shoot the ball with range, and Coach Morris (Iowa Western) is one of the best in all of basketball,” Donlon said.

Howell averaged 12 points, and 3.4 assists a game as a senior as he hit 46 three-points in 34 games.  The Warriors lost in the Class 5A championship game and finished the season at 37-4 under head coach Brandon Bennett.  They finished 35-3 his junior season.

“Mark comes from a winning program,” Donlon said.  “He, like Ryan, has been coached well.  We are excited about his history of being a winner.”

The Raiders finished last year at 23-13 and advanced to the finals of the Horizon League and the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational (CBI).  Donlon was named the Horizon League Coach of the Year.

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