Chris Dowe

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Chris Dowe
No. 0 – Ironi Nes Ziona
PositionShooting Guard
LeagueIsraeli Premier League
FIBA Europe Cup
Personal information
Born (1991-08-26) August 26, 1991 (age 27)
Louisville, Kentucky
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High schoolEastern High School
(Louisville, Kentucky)
CollegeBellarmine (2009–2013)
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2016–2017Basic-Fit Brussels
2017–2018Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez
2018–presentIroni Nes Ziona
Career highlights and awards
  • LNB Pro B champion (2016)
  • First-team All-GLVC (2013)
  • Second-team All-GLVC (2012)

Chris Dowe (born August 26, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for Ironi Nes Ziona of the Israeli Premier League. He played college basketball for Bellarmine University.

Early life and college career[edit]

Dowe attended Eastern High School in Louisville, Kentucky, where he was named 7th Region Player of the Year honors after averaging 14.2 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.5 blocks a game. Dowe earned 2nd Team All-State honors and was named MVP of Louisville Invitational Tournament and Capital City tournament.[1]

Dowe played college basketball for the Bellarmine University's Knights, where he averaged 14.7 points, 5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Dowe finished his college career as the 5th all-time in Bellarmine program history in scoring (1,731), 4th in steals (133), 4th in blocked shots (79), and 2nd in games played (132).[1]

On March 5, 2013, Dowe earned a spot in the First-team All-GLVC.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Sampaense (2013–2014)[edit]

On October 4, 2013, Dowe started his professional career with the Portuguese team Sampaense.[3] On January 4, 2014, Dowe recorded a career-high 29 points, shooting 9-of-15 from the field, along with eight rebounds and two steals in a 79–68 win over Maia Basket Clube.[4] Dowe helped Sampaense to reach the 2014 Portuguese League Playoffs as the fourth seed, where they eventually were eliminated by Benfica in the Semifinals. Dowe finished the season as the Portuguese League third-leading scorer with 19.9 points and also averaged 5.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.1 steals per game.

Aix-Maurienne (2014–2015)[edit]

On July 7, 2014, Dowe signed with the French team Aix-Maurienne of the LNB Pro B.[5] In 31 games played for Aix-Maurienne, Dowe averaged 14.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game.

Hyères-Toulon (2015–2016)[edit]

On July 2, 2015, Dowe signed with Hyères-Toulon for the 2015–16 season.[6] Dowe helped the team to promote to the LNB Pro A as the LNB Pro B regular season champion.

Basic-Fit Brussels (2016–2017)[edit]

On June 17, 2016, Dowe signed a one-year deal with the Belgian team Basic-Fit Brussels.[7][8] Dowe helped Brussels to reach the 2017 Belgian League Finals, where they eventually lost to Oostende. In 52 games played during the 2016–17 season (both in the FIBA Europe Cup and the Belgian League), Dowe averaged 12.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals per game.

Pau-Orthez (2017–2018)[edit]

On July 7, 2017, Dowe returned to France for second stint, signing a one-year deal with Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez.[9] Dowe helped Pau-Orthez to reach the 2018 Pro A Playoffs as the eighth seed, where they eventually were eliminated by Monaco in the Quarterfinals. In 36 games played during the 2017–18 season, Dowe averaged 10.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game.

Ironi Nes Ziona (2018–present)[edit]

On July 11, 2018, Dowe signed with the Israeli team Ironi Nes Ziona for the 2018–19 season.[10][11]


  1. ^ a b "Bellarmine University - Chris Dowe". Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "Dowe, Hall named to All-GLVC Team". March 5, 2013. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  3. ^ "Chris Dowe agrees with Sampaense". October 4, 2013. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Maia Basket 68 at Sampaense Basket 79". January 4, 2014. Retrieved September 23, 2018.
  5. ^ "Aix-Maurienne tabs Chris Dowe". July 7, 2014. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  6. ^ "Officiel: Chris Dowe rejoint Hyères-Toulon". (in French). July 2, 2015. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  7. ^ "Chris Dowe débarque au Brussels". (in French). June 17, 2016. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  8. ^ "Basic-Fit Brussels signs four player". June 17, 2016. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  9. ^ "Chris Dowe inks with Pau-Orthez". July 7, 2017. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  10. ^ "זר רביעי ואחרון בלב המושבה: כריס דואו". (in Hebrew). July 11, 2018. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  11. ^ "Ironi Nes-Ziona signs Chris Dowe". July 11, 2018. Retrieved July 11, 2018.

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