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Former US College basketballer Ben Dowdell has made a promising start in his transition to AFL footballer

12:38pm Mar 2, 2012

201cm basketballer set for Crows

Adelaide has applied to the AFL to add 23-year-old former US College basketballer Ben Dowdell to the club’s rookie list under the League’s ‘alternative talent’

11:22am Oct 19, 2011

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Ben
Dowdell

Height
202 cm
DOB
27-09-1988
Weight
96 kg
Debut
-
Games
0
Goals
0
BenDowdell

Player Bio

At a Glance

Junior Clubs: Nowra (NSW)
Clubs: 
Debut: Yet to debut
Recruited from: Santa Clara University
Brownlow Votes: -

Recruited under the AFL’s ‘Alternative Talent’ rule, the former basketballer showed significant improvement in his first year at the Club. The aggressive 200cm, 100kg, ruckman made his league debut for South Adelaide early in the season and continued to display good progress until an ankle injury put an end to his season in August.

Season by Season

Season by Season

Dowdell joined Adelaide’s rookie list under the AFL’s ‘alternative talent’ rule. The 201cm, 98kg, athlete played four years of College basketball for Santa Clara in the NCAA Division One West Coast Conference. Given his athleticism and competitiveness the 23-year-old, who only played a handful of Australian Football games as a teenager, has enormous potential and has already showed significant improvement since arriving at West Lakes.

Stats

By the numbers

  • 2014 Season Average
    Games Played
    • Kicks
    • Handballs
    • Disposals
    • Marks
    • Hit-Outs
    • Tackles
    • Goals
    • AFL Fantasy

2014 Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

2014 Season Breakdown

Rd Opponent Result K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
TOTAL W: 0 - L: 0

By the numbers

  • Career Average
    Games Played 0
    • Kicks 0.0
    • Handballs 0.0
    • Disposals 0.0
    • Marks 0.0
    • Hit-Outs 0.0
    • Tackles 0.0
    • Goals 0.0
    • AFL Fantasy 0.0

Career Highlights

Statistics Best Opponent Round
Kicks 0 - -
Handballs 0 - -
Disposals 0 - -
Marks 0 - -
Hit-outs 0 - -
Tackles 0 - -
Goals 0 - -
AFL Fantasy 0 - -

Career Breakdown

Season Club K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
2013 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 Adelaide Crows 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Legend

K
Kicks
H
Handballs
D
Disposals
M
Marks
HO
Hit-outs
FF
Frees For
FA
Frees Against
T
Tackles
G
Goals
B
Behinds
AF
AFL Fantasy points

Q&A

Who did you barrack for as a kid: Canberra Raiders

Who was your favourite player: Mal Meninga

Who do you think is the next big thing at your club and why: Rory Laird

Which teammate is likely to stand in the hole in front of a power forward: Radar Reilly

Who has had the most influence on your career: the NBL coaches that didn’t sign me

What are your pre-game superstitions: never go bungee jumping game day

Winning touchdown in the SuperBowl or the winning penalty kick in the Champions League final: touchdown

Who do you follow on Twitter: BigWeekendatBernie’s

Biggest pest at your club: cockroaches

Teammate most likely to Google his own name: Mitch Grigg

Who is the worst teammate to room with and why: Tom Lynch

Which teammate delivers the best sledge: Ricky Henderson

Which teammate is likely to be seen shopping in an exclusive area: Brent Reilly aka the fashion police

Who is more likely to buy from an Op Shop: myself

Name the three most admired people you would like to meet: Dexter, Troy and Abed

What is your dream place to visit and why: Playboy Mansion

Name one food you just can’t stomach: zucchini

What food would you love to be able to eat during the footy season but you’re not allowed: KFC

Favourite movie and favourite movie star: Back to the Future and Ryan Gosling – he’s dreamy

Favourite band or musician: One Direction or Justin Bieber