HUNTSVILLE – Head coach Jason Hooten and the Sam Houston State men’s basketball team have made another addition to their squad, signing Kilgore College’s Chad Bowie for the upcoming 2018-19 season.
Hooten’s Bearkats have won at least 20 games in four of the last five seasons and are coming off a 21-15 campaign in 2017-18, advancing to both the semifinals of the Southland Conference Tournament and the postseason CIT.
Chad Bowie • G • 6-2 • 180 • Houston, Texas • Fort Bend Elkins HS / Kilgore College
Bowie was a key part of the Ranger attack the past two seasons, including scoring a team-high 18 points for KC in the championship of the Region XIV tournament in 20171-18. The 6-2 guard averaged 13.3 points, 4.7 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game in his second year with the program.
“We are extremely excited to add Chad to the mix,” Hooten said. “Chad is a very versatile guard that brings toughness, confidence, and a winning mentality to our program. He’s a great team guy and will fit in nicely with all the returning and new players we’ve added. Chad will be able to score and create for others.”
He ranked fifth in the region and in the top 50 in the country in assists, while also ranking third in the region and in the top 20 in the country in steals. His 147 made free throws was the best in the region and in the top 15 in the nation.
Those numbers helped lead Kilgore to a 19-13 record and came on the heels of a freshman season in which he scored 10 points, pulled in 3.7 rebounds and dished out 5.2 assists per game.
The son of former NBA guard Anthony Bowie, he was a second team all-regional choice in 2017-18 and was named to the Region XIV all-tournament team.
He signed with Kilgore after starring for Fort Ben Elkins High School, leading the Knights to a 36-3 season in his senior year, reaching the Texas UIL Class 5A Championship game for the first time in school history. In the championship game he scored 22 points on 4-for-7 shooting from the field, going 12-for-14 from the free throw line.