Brandon Bowman

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Brandon Bowman
No. 15 – Maccabi Kiryat Gat
Position Small forward / Power forward
League Israeli Premier League
Personal information
Born (1984-10-15) October 15, 1984 (age 32)
Beverly Hills, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 223 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school Westchester (Los Angeles, California)
College Georgetown (2002–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Undrafted
Playing career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2008 Bakersfield Jam
2008 Ignis Novara
2008–2009 Telekom Bonn
2009–2010 Tofaş
2010–2011 Lukoil Academic
2011 Le Mans
2011 FMP Železnik
2011–2012 Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2012 Wonju Dongbu Promy
2012 Seoul Samsung Thunders
2013 Hapoel Gilboa Galil
2013–2014 Rasta Vechta
2014 Wellington Saints
2014–2015 Medi Bayreuth
2015 Atenienses de Manatí
2015–2016 AEK Larnaca
2016–2017 Spirou Charleroi
2017–present Maccabi Kiryat Gat
Career highlights and awards

Brandon Kyle Bowman (born October 15, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for Maccabi Kiryat Gat of the Israeli Premier League. He played college basketball at Georgetown University where he played primarily at the small forward position under coach John Thompson III. Bowman was a preseason candidate for the 2006 John R. Wooden Award for the best collegiate men's basketball player.

High school career[edit]

Bowman attended Westchester High School in Westchester, California, where he averaged 14 points and eight rebounds while leading his team to a 32-2 record, the California State Division I-A Championship, and a USA Today No. 1 ranking in his senior year.[1] Bowman was a member of the 2002 USA Team at the International Albert Schweitzer Youth Basketball Tournament in Mannheim, Germany.[2]

Collegiate career[edit]

Bowman was a third-team all-Big East Conference selection in his junior year. He was the team's leading scorer (15.1 ppg) and second leading rebounder (6.1 rpg). After declaring for the NBA draft, he withdrew his name from the candidates' list. He went back to Georgetown, rejoining senior standouts Ashanti Cook and Darrel Owens, and closed his collegiate career with 11 points and 5.2 rebounds per game, distinguishing himself particularly during the Hoyas' upset over the then undefeated #1 Duke Blue Devils, in which he scored 23 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.[2][3]

Professional career[edit]

2006–07 season[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2006 NBA draft, Bowman joined the Portland Trail Blazers for the 2006 NBA Summer League. On October 2, 2006, he signed with the New Jersey Nets. However, he was later waived by the Nets on October 19, 2006.[4][5]

On November 2, 2006, he was selected with the 11th overall pick by the Bakersfield Jam in the 2006 NBA D-League draft.

2007–08 season[edit]

In July 2007, Bowman joined the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2007 NBA Summer League. In October 2007, he was re-acquired by the Bakersfield Jam. On January 2, 2008, he terminated his contract with the Jam. The next day, he signed with Basket Draghi Novara of Italy for the rest of the season.[6]

2008–09 season[edit]

In July 2008, Bowman joined the New Orleans Hornets for the 2008 NBA Summer League. In August 2008, he signed with Telekom Baskets Bonn of Germany for the 2008–09 season.[7]

2009–10 season[edit]

In September 2009, Bowman signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.[8] However, he was later waived by the 76ers on October 21, 2009.[9]

On November 17, 2009, he signed with Tofaş Bursa of Turkey for rest of the 2009–10 season.[10]

2010–11 season[edit]

In July 2010, Bowman joined the Charlotte Bobcats for the 2010 NBA Summer League. He later signed with Lukoil Academic of Bulgaria for the 2010–11 season. On January 25, 2011, he left Lukoil Academic and signed a six-week contract with Le Mans of France as an injury replacement for Alain Koffi.[11] In March 2011, he left Le Mans and signed with FMP Železnik of Serbia for the rest of the season.

2011–12 season[edit]

On August 1, 2011, Bowman signed with Maccabi Rishon LeZion of Israel for the 2011–12 season.[12]

2012–13 season[edit]

In July 2012, Bowman was selected with the ninth overall pick by Wonju Dongbu Promy in the 2012 Korean Basketball League draft.[13] In October 2012, he was traded to the Seoul Samsung Thunders. In November 2012, he was released by the Thunders after just 4 games.[14]

On January 12, 2013, he signed with Hapoel Gilboa Galil of Israel.[15] On February 19, 2013, he was released by Galil Gilboa.[16]

2013–14 season[edit]

On November 22, 2013, Bowman signed with SC Rasta Vechta of Germany for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[17]

On May 13, 2014, he signed with the Wellington Saints for the rest of the 2014 New Zealand NBL season.[18][19] On May 23, 2014, he made his debut for the Saints. In just under 26 minutes of action, he recorded 22 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals in a 111-114 loss to the Super City Rangers.[20][21]

2014–15 season[edit]

On June 24, 2014, he signed with Medi Bayreuth of Germany for the 2014–15 season.[22]

On June 19, 2015, he signed a one-month deal with Atenienses de Manatí of Puerto Rico.[23]

2015–16 season[edit]

On December 12, 2015, he signed with AEK Larnaca of Cyprus for the 2015–16 season.[24]

2016–17 season[edit]

On October 5, 2016, he signed with Spirou Charleroi of Belgium for the 2016–17 season.[25] On January 11, 2017, he parted ways with Charleroi.[26] The next day, he signed with Israeli club Maccabi Kiryat Gat.[27]


Bowman is the son of Tom and Sharon Bowman, and has three brothers Tom, Stephan and Zach and one sister, Nicole. He is also the cousin of former NBA players Antoine and Samaki Walker.[2]


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