Ronald Lewis "Ron" Rowan (born April 23, 1962) is a retired American-Irish basketball player. Rowan, a 6'5" 200 lb small forward, played collegiately at the University of Notre Dame and St. John's University.
|Born||April 23, 1962|
New Brighton, Pennsylvania
|Nationality||American / Irish|
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Beaver Falls (Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania)|
|NBA draft||1986 / Round: 3 / Pick: 67th overall|
|Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers|
|1987||Portland Trail Blazers|
|1988–1989||Cedar Rapids Silver Bullets|
|1993–1994||Tonno Auriga Trapani|
|1994||Meta System Reggio Emilia|
|1995||Il Menestrello Modena|
|Career highlights and awards|
High school and college careerEdit
Born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, Rowan starred at Beaver Falls (Pennsylvania) High School, averaging nearly 26 points per game as a senior. In February 1981, he committed to play for the University of Notre Dame, then coached by Digger Phelps. In January 1983, Phelps suspended Rowan after learning that Rowan was planning to transfer to Penn State. When Penn State coach Dick Harter left Penn State, Rowan was released from his commitment and later transferred to St. John's University.
In his first season at St. John's, Rowan played in 28 games alongside Chris Mullin, Mark Jackson, Willie Glass, and Bill Wennington, as the team went 31-4.
As a senior during the 1985-86 season at St. John's, Rowan averaged 14 points per game. Along with Jackson, Walter Berry, and Shelton Jones, Rowan helped St. John's to a 31-5 record. Rowan currently ranks among St. John's all-time top 10 free-throw percentage leaders (.871).
He was selected in the third round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers but was cut from the team during training camp. He then played in the Continental Basketball Association, earning Rookie of the Year honors in 1987 while a member of the Topeka (Kansas) Sizzlers, where he averaged 18.8 points in 44 games.
In 1989, Rowan moved to Italy where he played 11 seasons (5 in A1 division). He changed teams almost every year except when he played three seasons in Kleenex Pistoia (1989–1992), where he scored 3,767 points in 117 matches.
- Blazers Sign Rowan, published Mar. 17, 1987
- 1987 NBA Transactions
- Bloom, Elizabeth (January 19, 2016). "Former Pitt recruit Maverick Rowan ready for 'Zoo-ish' homecoming". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved April 13, 2017.