Tennessee Basketball: Looking back at the Volunteers career of Jordan Bowden
A native of Knoxville, Jordan Bowden originally committed to the Volunteers out of high school, and would go on to become an impact player across four seasons with Tennessee basketball. Here is a look back at those four seasons that Bowden spent in a Tennessee uniform.
Looking back at the Tennessee Basketball career of Jordan Bowden
Bowden originally came to Tennessee as a member of the Volunteers 2016 recruiting class, rated as a three-star shooting guard out of 22 Feet Academy. Once in Knoxville, Bowden would go on to make an immediate impact with the Volunteers as well, starting in 27-of-30 games as a freshman to average a combined 7.9 PPG and 2.9 RPG, while also shooting 84.1% from the free throw line.
As a sophomore during the 2017-18 season, Bowden would also play a key role once again for a Tennessee team that would win the SEC regular season title, starting in all 35 games in which he played. During that year, Bowden would average 9.1 PPG and 3.6 RPG on a 39.5% shooting mark from behind the three-point line.
In 2018-19 as a junior however, Bowden would play primarily a bench role for the Volunteers, starting in only 5-of-36 games that season. Bowden would still however have a major impact toward the Volunteers success that season, averaging 10.6 PPG and 3.5 RPG on a by-far career-high 45.9% shooting from the field, as well as 37.8% from three and 81.7% from the free throw line.
Bowden’s 2019-20 senior season would be arguably his best however in a Tennessee basketball uniform, starting in all 31 games for the Volunteers that year. That 2019-20 season also included a career-high 13.7 PPG, 4 RPG, and 2.7 APG, along with an 82.2% mark from the free throw line.
Across his four seasons at Tennessee, Bowden would average a combined 10.3 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 2 APG, and 1 SPG. Starting in 98-of-132 games for his collegiate career, Bowden would also shoot a combined 34.1% from three while at Tennessee, as well as 80.2% from the free throw line.
Bowden would go on to be undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft, and has since played professionally in the NBA G-League with the Long Island Nets, an affiliate of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. Across the last three seasons combined, Bowden has started in 28-of-64 games to average a career-mark of 12.5 PPG and 3.6 RPG.