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#31 Will Bowers
Position: Center
Weight: 262
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hanover, Md.
High School: Archbishop Spalding
Experience: 3 Letters
On Bowers: Provides the Terps with a physical presence along the front line ... possesses a soft touch around the basket ... has appeared in 82 career games as a Terrapin, making 11 starts ... has improved his field goal percentage each of his first three years.

Williams on Bowers: "Will has improved every year that he's been at Maryland. He can be a big factor for us along the front line and I expect him to be a big key to our success this season."

As a Junior in 2005-06: One of seven Terps to appear in all 32 games during 2005-06 ... earned a start against North Carolina (Feb. 2) and tallied four points and two rebounds in 16 minutes ... tied his season high with 21 minutes against Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament (March 9) and posted five points, two rebounds, one block, and one steal ... tied his career high with three blocks against North Carolina (Feb. 26) ... scored a season-best eight points at Florida State (Feb. 22) ... played 20 minutes against Virginia Tech (Jan. 21) and turned in a solid defensive effort to go along with four points, two rebounds, and a steal ... recorded his first career three-pointer against Texas A&M Corpus-Christi (Jan. 4) ... grabbed a season-high five rebounds and dished out three assists against VMI (Dec. 31) ... scored four points and recorded a blocked shot against Western Carolina (Dec. 7) ... came off the bench and scored six points, grabbed three rebounds, and blocked one shot against Nichols State (Nov. 27) ... finished with five points, four rebounds, two assists, and two blocked shots against Farleigh Dickinson (Nov. 11).

As a Sophomore in 2004-05: Played in 31 of 32 games, making 10 starts ... started four straight games at center for the Terps mid-season, totaling 79 minutes, 13 points and 14 rebounds across that stretch from Jan. 26 to Feb. 5 ... the first start of his Terrapin career came in Maryland's win at No. 2 Duke (Jan. 26) ... he contributed four points, seven boards and two blocks in 23 minutes at Cameron Indoor Stadium ... pair of double-figure scoring games came back-to-back in the postseason with 10 vs. Clemson in the ACC Tournament (March 10) and 14 vs. Oral Roberts in the NIT first round (March 16) ... his career-best 14 point effort against ORU came on a 5-for-9 shooting night from the field and a 4-for-5 performance at the free throw line ... he also added five rebounds, and a pair of rejections in 17 minutes vs. Oral Roberts ... netted seven points and grabbed three boards at Miami (Feb. 5) in career-high tying 27 minutes ... tallied a career-high three blocked shots in the Terps' win at home over Virginia (Jan. 19) ... registered four points with five rebounds in 22 minutes as the Terps downed Temple (Jan. 15) ... contributed five points with six rebounds in 14 minutes vs. Mount St. Mary's (Jan. 4) ... recorded a career-high tying seven rebounds and three assists against Liberty (Dec. 28) ... tallied five boards and swatted two shots in a crucial 14-minute effort as the Terps topped Florida State in overtime at home (Dec. 19) ... played 14 minutes and netted a bucket vs. UNC Asheville (Dec. 12) ... totaled four points on 2-for-3 field goal shooting against George Mason in the BB&T Semifinals (Dec. 4) ... started four of five games during the Terps' summer Italian Tour.

As a Freshman in 2003-04: Saw game action in 19 contests, averaging 5.1 minutes per outing ... saw five contests of 10-plus minutes ... netted six points on 2-of-2 shooting with 2-of-4 successful free throws against Maryland-Eastern Shore (Jan. 6) ... pulled down four rebounds in only 10 minutes at Duke (Feb. 22) ... swatted two shots at Georgia Tech (Jan. 17) in seven minutes off the bench ... originally recorded career-highs vs. Pepperdine (Dec. 14) with four rebounds and 13 minutes... played nine minutes in the Terps' win at No. 1 Florida (Dec. 10), chipping in with a rebound and the first blocked shot of his career ... earned 10 minutes of playing time vs. American in his collegiate debut (Nov. 22) ... first career collegiate points came at the free throw line vs. Eagles, and also added two boards and a steal ... played in 13 of the Terps' first 15 games of the season.

At Archbishop Spalding High School: Starting center for Archbishop Spalding in Severn, Md. ... averaged 13.5 points per game as a senior to go along with 6.0 rebounds per game ... blocked 76 shots and dealt 40 assists as a senior ... shot 52.8 percent from the floor his final season, helping the Cavaliers to a 26-7 record and a second-place finish in the Baltimore Catholic League and the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference ... named to the Baltimore Sun's All-Metro first team in his senior season after being selected to the second team as a junior ... a BCL/MIAA All-Tournament team member after leading Archbishop Spalding to a second-place finish with a 20.0 points per game average in three tournament games ... finished his high school tenure with 1,100 career points ... a participant in Baltimore's Charm City Challenge with Terrapin teammates Hassan Fofana, D.J. Strawberry and Ekene Ibekwe in April 2003 ... also participated in the Jordan Capital Classic Blue/White game at MCI Center later that month with Strawberry ... high school coach was Mike Glick.

Personal: William Bowers ... son of Karen and William "Bill" Bowers, Sr. ... an only child ... also a member of the tennis team in high school ... interests include U.S. history in the post-Civil War era and computers ... majoring in criminology and criminal justice.

Bowers Career Stats

SeasonG-GSMP-MPGFG-FGAPCT.3FG-FGAPCT.FT-FTAPCT.OFFDEFREBAVGPF-DQASTTOBLKSTLPTSAVG
2003-0419-0 97-5.14-13.3080-0.0008-13.615517221.220-04433160.8
2004-0531-10389-12.532-80.4000-2.00022-35.6292556812.663-01427234862.8
2005-0632-1354-11.127-67.4031-3.33311-19.5791824421.358-11414163662.1
Career82-11840-10.263-160.3941-5.20041-67.61248971451.8141-1324542101682.0

BOWERS' Career Highs
CAREER HIGHS

POINTS 14 vs. Oral Roberts-NIT (3/16/05)
REBOUNDS 7 (2x) last at Duke (1/26/05)
FG 5 vs. Oral Roberts-NIT (3/16/05)
FGA 9 vs. Oral Roberts-NIT (3/16/05)
3 FG 1 vs. TAMU-CC (1/4/06)
3 FGA 1 (4x) last vs. TAMU-CC (1/4/06)
FT 4 (3x) last vs. Oral Roberts-NIT (3/16/05)
FTA 5 (2x) last at Florida State (2/22/06)
ASSISTS 3 (3x) last at Temple (1/28/06)
BLOCKS 3 (2x) last at North Carolina (2/26/06)

STEALS
2 vs. Clemson (2/22/05)

MINUTES
27 (2x) last at Miami (2/5/05)


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