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Brian Bowen II

USA Basketball Notes

  • Named a member of the February 2022 USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Qualifying Team on Feb. 15, 2022.

  • Member of the November 2021 USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Qualifying Team that went 1-1. Played in both games, averaged 23.0 minutes, a team fourth-best 10.0 points, tied for a team-high 6.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and a team-high 2.0 blocked shots a game, while shooting 53.8% from the field, 44.4% from 3-point and 66.7% from the foul line.

  • Recorded 16 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocked shots in win over Cuba.

  • Participated in the 2016 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team training camp in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Professional Notes

  • Playing in 2021-22 with the NBA G League Iowa Wolves. Has played (as of 2/13/22) in 22 games, started in 20 games, averaging 33.4 minutes, 16.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 steals a game, shooting 47.1% from the field, 30.7% from 3-point and 78.6% from the foul line.

  • Has played in 12 NBA regular season games with the Indiana Pacers, six games in 2019-20 and six games in 2020-21.  In 12 games, made one start, averaged 3.8 minutes, 0.8 points and 0.8 rebounds game.

  • Played for the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 2021-22 NBA preseason, played in two games, averaged 4.3 minutes, 2.5 points and 1.0 rebounds a game.

  • Played for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2021 NBA Las Vegas Summer League. Played and started in five games, averaged  24.6  minutes, 8.4 points and 4.2 rebounds a game.

  • Played in 2020-21 with the NBA G League Fort Wayne Mad Ants and played in 15 games, started in 11 games, averaged 34.2 minutes, 12.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.0 steals a game. Shot 36.6% from the field, 30.3% from 3-point and 80.0%  from the  foul line.

  • Played in 2019-20 with the NBA G League Fort Wayne Mad Ants and played in 29 games, started in 28 games, averaged 33.9 minutes, 16.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steals a game. Shot 43.5%  from the field, 34.3% from 3-point and 87.5% from the  foul line. 

  • Played in 2018-19 with the Sydney Kings in the Australian NBL.  Played in 30 games, averaged 15.4 minutes, 6.3 points and 3.2 

  • rebounds a game, while shooting 45.1% from the field, 34.3% from 3-point and 76.2% from the foul line.

College Notes

  • Originally committed to attend the University Louisville in 2017-18, transferred to University of South Carolina in January 2018. On April 18, 2018, he announced he would enter the 2018 NBA Draft. On the June 11, 2018, announced his withdrawal from the 2018 draft and on Aug. 7, 2018, signed with the Sydney Kings of the Australian NBL.

Personal Notes

  • Son of Carrie Melecke and Brian Bowen Sr.

  • Played at Arthur Hill High School in Saginaw, Michigan, before transferring to La Lumiere School in La Porte, Indiana, in 2015.  As a senior at La Lumiere, led team to 29-1 record and averaged 22 points per contest, while leading his team to a national championship at the Dick's Sporting Goods high school tournament.

  • Named a finalist for the Naismith national Player of the Year award.

  • Named 2017 Jordan Classic MVP after scoring 26 points.

  • Named a McDonald's All-American, the 2017 Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year and 2017 USA Today All-USA second team.

USA Basketball Statistics


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2023 WCQ W2 2/1 9/4.5   0-   1 .000  0-    1 .000   0-    0 .--- 0/  0.0 0/  0.0 0 1 0
2023 WCQ W1 2/0 46/23.0   7-  13 .538  4-    9 .444   2-    3 .667 13/  6.5 20/ 10.0 2 4 1
Total 4/1 55/13.8   7-  14 .500  4-   10 .400   2-    3 .667 13/  3.3 20/ 10.0 2 5 1

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