Ryan Bowen

Drafted #55 in the 1998 NBA Draft by the Nuggets
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
Weight: 212 lbs (96 kg)
Position: SF
High School: Fort Madison High School (Iowa)
Hometown: Fort Madison, IA
College: Iowa
Current Team: Iowa
Win - Loss: 19 - 14


NBA Scouting Reports, Southwestern Division (Part Two)

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May 27, 2008, 12:50 am
Overview: A veteran defensive specialist who has adequate size and below average athleticism. Pretty tall and long. Can defend both forward spots depending on the match up, but doesn’t show typical characteristics at either position. Is not quick or explosive. Maximizes his physical assets by giving his best effort on every possession. A consummate hustle player. Won’t do much offensively other than accumulating some occasional garbage points and executing his team’s sets. Not the defender he once was. Still passable, but doesn’t make plays at the rate he used to. Was one of the best defenders in the Big 10 during each of the four seasons he spent at Iowa. Has spent some time overseas between NBA contracts. Not an ideal rotation player, but a good spot player due to his experience, hustle, and tremendous intangibles. One of the good guys in the League. May be retained for that reason alone if no significantly more useful players are available when he becomes a free agent this offseason.

Offense: A mediocre offensive player who struggles due to his lack of athleticism and scoring skills. Barely touches the ball offensively. Gets the vast majority of his shots up from spot up and transition opportunities. Displays mediocre shooting mechanics, and doesn’t finish his follow through. Consistently leaves the ball short. Not going to put the ball on the floor to score. Will run the floor hard, set good screens, and get position for offensive boards. Not a risk taker. Won’t turn the ball over, and sports a solid assist to turnover ratio. Sporadic foul shooter. Not a great asset on the offensive end, in fact, ranks as one of the league’s worst per-minute scorers.

Defense: A hustle defender who can really get underneath people’s skin. Will make plays by staying focused, but not by being overly aggressive. Lets the game come to him. Doesn’t show great lateral quickness, but will work hard to stay in front and anticipate drives to the rim. Displays very active hands when he’s defending the ball. Always boxes out, but is just an average rebounder. Shows and willingness to give smart fouls and pursues long rebounds. Does the little things to be effective.


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