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Top Canadian player will join UAA men’s basketball team

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: May 23, 2018
  • Published May 23, 2018

Keenan Dowell, a 6-foot-5 guard from Canada, will join the UAA men's basketball team next season.

Dowell will transfer to UAA after one season at Sheridan College in Wyoming, where he helped the Generals to a 28-5 junior college record. He played in 31 games and averaged 5.1 points and 2.0 rebounds a game.

Dowell was a highly regarded high school guard while playing for B.C. Christian Academy of Surrey, British Columbia. During his senior season, Dowell's team finished sixth in the nation and he was a first-team pick on the national all-tournament team.

"We feel Keenan's versatility will help us at all three perimeter positions and add flexibility to our lineup," UAA coach Rusty Osborne said in a statement from the school. "Whatever position he plays, his skill set is perfect for our motion offense."

Dowell is the fifth player to commit to the Seawolves for next season, joining two other transfers — 6-6 guard Niko Bevens of Montana and 6-5 guard Tyler Brimhall of North Idaho — and two high school stars from Alaska — Tobin Karlberg of Grace Christian and Travis Adams of Barrow.

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