Fr. (79-80) So. (80-81)
7-1, 235, Junior Lebanon, Pa.
One of college basketball's outstanding players . .. Named to several All-America teams last season . . . Named to every All-SEC team . . . On all-tournament team and named MVP of UKIT . .. Led team in scoring, rebounding, and blocked shots . . . Co-MVP of team . . . Scored in double figures 24 times . . . Had eight or more rebounds 20 times . . . Often the target of very physical double teams . . . Fouled out of only two games last season . . . Had high scoring games of 29 against Kansas (H) and Florida (H) . . . Also had season high 16 rebounds against Kansas . . . Blocked nine shots against Vanderbilt (H) ... His 80 blocked shots were 32 more than UK opponents managed ... 1980-81 freshman Melvin Turpin (6-11) enabled Bowie to play
some at forward . . . May see more action there this season . .. Averaged 18.4 points and 9.2 rebounds in conference games ... Has started 61 of the 62 games in which he has played at Kentucky . . . Led the United States Olympic Team to five victories in six "Gold Medal Games" in 1980 . . . Inducted in Basketball Hall of Fame, High School Division in April, 1979 . . . Named to every prep All-America team published in 1979 . . . Holds all Lebanon High School scoring and rebounding records . .. Twice an all-stater in Pennsylvania . . . Has added much strength and weight since coming to Kentucky . . . Excellent outside shooter and passer ... May be as quick and agile as any seven-footer ever . . . High School Coach Chic Hess . . . Born March 17, 1961 . . . Arts and sciences major.
COACH HALL: "Sam should really come into his own this year. He has tremendous ability to go with his size. Both his outside and inside game should be improved this year. I look for Sam to be a sensational basketball player this season."
Field Goals Free Throws Rebounds
PF-D Points High
110-8 440-12.9 27 80-2 488-17.4 29
62-61 1781-28.7 350-667-52.4 228-308-74.0 530-8.5 65 190-10 928-15.0 29