Panthers look to build momentum off the Boston College victory
Redshirt junior who has played in 12 career games. A former walk-on who earned a scholarship in January, 2006.
Saw action in six games (Howard, Loyola, Md., St. Francis, Pa., Duquesne, Coppin State, at Notre Dame)...Scored first career point after converting 1-2 free throws vs. Coppin State, 12/18.
Saw action in six games and eight minutes in 2003-04...Played in six games (Penn State, Chicago State, Georgia, Virginia Tech, St. John's and at Providence)...Went 0-3 from the floor and pulled down two rebounds...Played career-high three minutes vs. Chicago State, 12/17.
Redshirted in 2002-03 and did not see any action...Walked-on to team.
A 2002 graduate of Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, S.C. where he lettered two seasons for Head Coach Gary Fulmer...Two- year team captain who led Richland Northeast to back-to-back region titles and two consecutive school-record win totals...Named 2001-02 All-Region and Capital City Classic All-Tournament...Averaged 11.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists while leading team to 28-2 record, regional title, Lower State championship and runner-up honors at state tournament as a senior... Averaged seven points, four rebounds and six assists as a junior...Helped lead team to 26-3 overall record and regional title as a junior...Became the winningest point guard in school history...Once played all five positions on the floor in one game...Ranked among the top five academically in his senior class...Voted class speaker at graduation...Member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society...Earned 4.0 Honor Roll status.
Born Marcus John Bowman on April 12, 1984 in Columbia, S.C....Son of John and Belinda Bowman...Has one brother, Julian... Father played basketball at Howard University...Brother played football at Missouri...Nickname is "Bowmeo"...Recruited by and offered scholarships to several southern universities...Best job ever held was a coach of his high school junior varsity team at summer camp...Chose Pitt because he earned a full academic scholarship...Majors in business & finance.
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