Hank McDowell
Hank McDowell

2001 M Club Hall of Fame Inductee


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Hank McDowell came to the University of Memphis in the fall of 1977 after a brilliant career at Treadwell High School. He appeared in 14 games for head coach Wayne Yates as a freshman and had a season high six points against Louisville.

McDowell played in all 28 games during his sophomore campaign and averaged 7.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per outing. The 6'10" center continued to improve his game under new head coach Dana Kirk and as a junior, scored 10.1 points per game while averaging 7.5 rebounds. He had a season high 18 points in the Arkansas and Virginia Tech games in route to scoring 271 points on the season.

Stepping into the role as team leader, McDowell led the Tigers in scoring as a senior, averaging 11.9 points per outing and grabbed 7.6 rebounds each game. McDowell finished his career with 831 points and 569 rebounds and was named twice to the All-Metro Conference team.

He was drafted by the NBA Golden State Warriors in 1981 and spent six seasons in the league before traveling to Europe for the next three years. Following his playing career, McDowell returned to Memphis where he opened McDowell Marketing. He served as the color commentator for Tiger basketball for 15 years.

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