Maverick Rowan

Maverick Rowan (born July 14, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the St. John's Edge of NBL Canada. He played college basketball for the North Carolina State University and participated in the 2017 NBA draft,[1] but ultimately withdrew his name from the draft after the college deadline.

Maverick Rowan
Maverick Rowan (cropped).jpg
No. 11 – St. John's Edge
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueNBL Canada
Personal information
Born (1996-07-14) July 14, 1996 (age 24)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school
CollegeNC State (2015–2017)
NBA draft2018 / Undrafted
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017FMP
2017–2018Lakeland Magic
2018Westchester Knicks
2019Austin Spurs
2019Maine Red Claws
2019–presentSt. John's Edge

High school and college careerEdit

Rowan, the son of former NBA player Ron Rowan,[2] played high school ball at Lincoln Park High School in Midland, Pennsylvania and at Cardinal Gibbons in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He earned Pennsylvania 1A Player of the Year honors as a sophomore and Florida 5A Player of the Year distinction his junior year.

He joined the North Carolina State men's basketball team for the 2015-16 season, averaging 12.9 points per game, hitting 81 of his 241 shots taken from beyond the arc, which set a new NC State freshman record.[3] He also corralled 3.1 rebounds per contest.

As a sophomore, Rowan sank 53 threes in 25 games, pouring in 12.0 points and 3.7 boards per outing. After the conclusion of the 2016-17 campaign, he opted to forgo the remaining two years of his college eligibility to launch his professional career and to enter the 2017 NBA draft.[4] He was originally one of three NC State players to do so, with the others being Ted Kapita and Dennis Smith Jr.[5] However, Rowan was one of two college players during the international players' draft deadline to withdraw his name from the 2017 draft while also not returning to college.[6]

Professional careerEdit

FMP (2017)Edit

On August 3, 2017, Rowan signed a three-year deal with Serbian club FMP Belgrade.[7] On October 12, 2017, he was released by FMP after appearing in three ABA League games. He averaged 2 points and 0.7 rebounds per game.[8]

Lakeland Magic (2017–2018)Edit

Rowan later joined the Lakeland Magic of the NBA G League.

Westchester Knicks (2018)Edit

On November 23, 2018, the Westchester Knicks of the NBA G League announced that they had acquired Rowan.[9] On December 4, after appearing in three games, he was waived by the team.

Austin Spurs (2019)Edit

On January 7, 2019, the Austin Spurs of the NBA G League announced that they had acquired Rowan.[10] He also recently played for the San Antonio Spurs for the 2018 NBA Summer League.

Maine Red Claws (2019–present)Edit

On March 12, 2019, the Maine Red Claws of the NBA G League announced that they had acquired Rowan.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "North Carolina State's Maverick Rowan: Enters name in NBA Draft". theScore.com. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
  2. ^ Bloom, Elizabeth (January 19, 2016). "Former Pitt recruit Maverick Rowan ready for 'Zoo-ish' homecoming". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "NC State's Maverick Rowan Will Not PlayTuesday Night". www.fanragsports.com. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  4. ^ "Maverick Rowan leaving NC State to pursue a pro career". newsobserver. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  5. ^ "TheWolfpacker.com - NC State sophomore forward Maverick Rowan is leaving". April 13, 2017. Retrieved June 4, 2017.
  6. ^ http://www.nba.com/article/2017/06/13/nba-draft-36-early-entry-international-candidates-withdraw
  7. ^ Maverick Rowan signs 3-year deal with FMP
  8. ^ "FMP part ways with Maverick Rowan". aba-liga.com. Retrieved October 13, 2017.
  9. ^ "Westchester Knicks Acquire Maverick Rowan". NBA.com. November 23, 2018. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
  10. ^ "Austin Spurs Acquire Maverick Rowan". NBA.com. January 7, 2018. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  11. ^ Boston, Evans (March 12, 2018). "Red Claws Add Maverick Rowan". NBA.com. Retrieved March 12, 2018.

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