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Samuel Paul "Sam" Bowie (born March 17, 1961) is a retired American basketball player. A national sensation in high school and outstanding collegian, Bowie's professional promise was undermined by repeated injuries to his legs and feet. In spite of the setbacks, the 7'1" and 235 lb center played ten seasons in the NBA.
Projected as a solid first rounder in the 1984 NBA Draft, Bowie was chosen by the Portland Trail Blazers as the second selection, ahead of future Hall of Famer Michael Jordan, due to Portland already having drafted Clyde Drexler just a year before.


As a player at Lebanon High School, Bowie was heavily recruited. He averaged over 28 points and 18 rebounds per game, and was a McDonald's All-American and Parade All-American. As a junior, he led his team to the state finals, where they lost by a point to Schenley High School of Pittsburgh. He was named National Player of the Year over another heavily recruited center, Virginia high-schooler Ralph Sampson. However, in a hyped game at the Capital Classic, called "Battle of the Giants" Bowie was outplayed by Sampson. Bowie also participated in the Dapper Dan and Derby Festival Classic.
As a freshman during the 1979a??80 season at the University of Kentucky, Bowie averaged twelve points and eight rebounds per game. At the end of that season, Bowie was picked for the United States Olympic men's basketball team, which eventually boycotted the Moscow Olympics. Bowie's sophomore season saw him average 17.5 points and nine rebounds per game. At the end of the season, he was named a third-team NCAA Basketball All-American by the Associated Press. Also in 1981, he set, and now shares, the Kentucky record for most blocked shots in a game, with nine.
However, Bowie began seeing the first signs of the injury trouble that would plague the remainder of his basketball career. In the third-to-last game of his sophomore season against Vanderbilt, Bowie went up for a dunk but came down off balance. He lan

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Sam Bowie reveals that he lied to Portland about feeling leg pain before the infamous 1984 NBA draft

The sad tale of Sam Bowie has been told and re-told many times in the 28 years since the Portland Trail Blazers selected him second overall in the 1984 NBA draft, but for the first time in quite a while we've actually been given a new wrinkle to his story.
Posted: December 11, 2012, 1:20 pm

Kyle Macy, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History to share UK basketball legends’ stories online

Two years later, Macy and the Nunn Center have collected more than 20 long-form interviews with such Wildcat stars as Louie Dampier, Dan Issel, Kevin Grevey, Kenny Walker, Sam Bowie and Tony Delk. And they plan to keep going beyond the original goal as new ...
Posted: December 10, 2017, 12:00 am

2017-18 Sun Journal boys' hockey team previews

Returning athletes: Seniors — Dalton Bowie (G), Logan Leadbetter (D), Tyler Dostie (D ... Mike Boivin (F), Connor Albison (F), Vincent Manocchio (F); Sophomores — Sam MacFarlane (D), Collin Osbourne (F). Key losses: Cam Wilson (F), Nate Foye ...
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