Former William and Mary standout Quinn McDowell compiled eye-popping numbers this past season in Australia's State League.
Playing for the Willetton Tigers (7-11), McDowell led his team in minutes (45.1 per game) and in many offensive categories. Those included points (30.8 per game) and assists (4.5 per game). He even led his squad with 10.5 rebounds per contest, surprising for a 6-foot-5 wing player.
He shot 51.8 percent from the floor (116-of-224), including 48.7 percent (37-of-76) from 3-point territory, and 88.8 percent (119-of-134) from the free-throw line.
During his senior year at W&M, McDowell became the first Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball player to be named a finalist for the Lowe's Senior Class Award, earning All-America honors. He was the first two-time winner of the CAA's Dean Ehlers Leadership Award (2011 and 2012). The award is given to the student-athlete who "embodies the highest standards of leadership, integrity and sportsmanship in conjunction with his academic athletic achievement."
A two-time Tribe captain, McDowell was the CAA men's basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2012, a three-time CAA All-Academic Team honoree and a two-time All-CAA performer on the court. He became just the fourth player in W&M history with at least 1,500 points and 500 rebounds.
McDowell left the W&M program as its all-time leader in games and minutes played. He signed with Willetton after competing for an Athletes in Action team against college opponents.
McDowell's wife, the former Lindsey Moller, a 2011 W&M graduate, also played basketball for the Tribe. She has been working with the Tigers on marketing projects, along with teaching fitness classes and coaching girls junior teams.
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