Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bowden transferring to Delaware


Freshman shooting guard Shamarr Bowden, who quit the Charlotte 49ers team earlier this month but had remained in spring semester classes, has decided to transfer to Delaware and has left school.

Bowden confirmed his decision in several postings Tuesday on his Twitter page. Bowden visited Delaware this past weekend, attending the Blue Hens' game Saturday with Georgia State. At the game, Bowden told a reporter from The News Journal in Wilimington, Del., that he didn't know if he would visit any other schools.

The Greensboro native averaged 5.7 points a game for Charlotte while averaging 10 minutes a game. He started the season scoring 21 points - including four 3-pointers in 67 seconds - in the 49ers' win over UNC Asheville.

17 comments:

Charles The Pipkins said...

Because Delaware has a winter session, their spring semester doesn't start for a couple of weeks, allowing Bowden to transfer as soon as possible.

Anonymous said...

Talking about a step backwards!! Guess it was all about playing time for the years to come. Small state with a lot of cold weather.

Anonymous said...

I agree it is a step backwards but the CAA is not that far behind the A-10..and if I recall, ODU smoked Charlotte this year.

I hope Bowden knows he will still have to work very hard in the CAA with teams like VCU, Mason and ODU playing very good defense,

Anonymous said...

A-10 - 6th in RPI this year

CAA - 12th

It's a step back, and even though ODU beat us at their place, they were also beat by Richmond and Dayton.

Anonymous said...

A10 is FIFTH in RPI. CAA is 12th, which may be a little worse than average for them because I think they're usually around 10th (for comparison purposes the Southern Conference is usually around 20th). Bowden left so he could get more playing time. I wish him the best.

Anonymous said...

The A-10 is a mid-major league as is the CAA...and I agree the A-10 is stronger but with the CAA we are not talking about the America East or the MEAC...if you really think it is a big drop, your ignorance when it comes to college hoops is showing.

Richmond beat ODU but lost to WM and VCU. They also beat a bad UNCW team by 2. Dayton beat Mason by 1, ODU by 8 and a bad Towson team by 5.
URI lost to VCU, beat Drexel by 1 and NU by 3.

That is a ton of close games that could have swung the other way..and these A-10 teams are in the top half of the league.

Chris said...

A10 to CAA is a drop, but it isn't a huge drop. You can earn an at-large bid in the CAA which is more than you can say for the smaller conferences. However, Delaware hasn't had a winning record in 6 years and it will be 7 soon.

I hope Bowden works hard and does well at Delaware, I think he could have been a great 2 guard in Lutz's system if he stayed and put in the work.

Lazer said...

Bowden is lazy, he wants to play offense and no defense, he wishes you could do line changes like in hockey. I am glad he is gone, the 49ers have played better since his decision, and Green is 10 times the player.

Anonymous said...

Dudes! I was talking about the unversity itself not the conference.

Anonymous said...

I mean university.

J said...

What Bowden showed with this move is more impatience than anything. He wanted more playing time but didn't want to wait for it. He should have stopped and remember how bad our program has been snake-bitten with injuries the past few years. Fortunately, it hasn't happened to us so far this year, but you never know.

On another note, you cannot compare teams with "team A beat team B by 12, but team C beat team B by 2" etc. By that logic, if we played NC State they would beat us by 60, since State beat Duke and Duke beat us by 42. So I put no stock in what other A-10 teams did against ODU to draw any conclusions about us. They were just a lot better than us that day. Overall, I think we are a better team.

Once Bowden has to walk to class in a foot and a half of snow, and then he plays 35 minutes, scores 30 and his team loses to George Mason by 20, he'll realize he didn't have it so bad in Charlotte.

J said...

Oh, yeah, he'll also have to deal with the fact that nothing gets cancelled for snow unless there is 2 feet of it. Compare that to what happens in Greensboro and Charlotte when 2 inches fall...

Enjoy Delaware, Shamarr!

Anonymous said...

For those of you who do not know,Shamarr talked to South Carolina,Uab birmingham,Baylor, Florida State and other schools much larger than Charlotte. His decision was based on being able to not sit out,not to lower his standards.It matters what you do at the school.

Anonymous said...

Bowden is just a shooter and will bomb from anywhere. Had a year and a half of practice and still looked like a deer in the headlights when he hit the court. Seems like he has a low basketball IQ.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the person who said Shamarr talked with numerous amounts of schools who are way bigger than Charlotte. I am a very close friend of his and I can vouch for that so for all of you other people trying to down Shamarr because he went to Delaware and their record isn't that good this year, so what, teams have their bad years. Charlotte's was horrible last year so don't forget about that. Who cares what you all think, his decision was based upon him not sitting out for a whole year. He is a hard worker working hard on and off the court and I know this for a fact so don't try and down him because you don't know him! Before any of you critics criticize please have your facts straight. Thank You! SHAMARR BOWDEN WILL BE A SURPRISE TO MANY OF THE CRITICS THAT CRITICIZE HIM...JUST WATCH!!!!

Anonymous said...

Isn't this the same Bowden who absolutely torched Brandon Jennings (who starts for the Bucks) with 31 points and held Jennings to 11? Isn't this the same who dropped 41 on his good friend CJ Harris (who starts for WF)while holding him to 9? His opponents will tell you what he brings to the table but he is begging for 10-15 minutes per game...at UNCC!!! Bowden led the whole pre-season tourney in Canada 2 years back - before he played a single game. He also led the team in steals and was second in assists. He is a machine in the gym and works on his game constantly. The coach is the only one who could stop this kid. Nolan Smith said Duke "breathed a sigh of relief" when "they sat Bowden down". This kid is a Lambo and the coach was Driving Miss Daisy going thru school zones at 15 mph. When he steps across half court - he's in range! Maybe if he was an agressive loudmouth or had a rich father with connections...oh well, UGA, UVA, BC, Fla State and all the bigger other colleges who immediately came running didn't think he was uncoachable or impatient. No, they wanted a natural ready to go scorer and a lock down defender! Let's all return here in November 2010 and we'll compare notes. Good luck Niners - but I swear we lost a great one in the making.

Anonymous said...

Bowden is leaving Delaware saying his decision to attend there was hasty.

http://blogs.delawareonline.com/collegesports/