Hank McDowell

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Hank McDowell
Personal information
Born (1959-11-13) November 13, 1959 (age 57)
Memphis, Tennessee
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Treadwell (Memphis, Tennessee)
College Memphis (1977–1981)
NBA draft 1981 / Round: 5 / Pick: 102nd overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Playing career 1981–1990
Position Power forward / Center
Number 44, 7, 8, 41
Career history
19811982 Golden State Warriors
1982–1983 Portland Trail Blazers
1983–1984 San Diego Clippers
1984–1985 Houston Rockets
1985–1986 Cincinnati Slammers (CBA)
1986 Houston Rockets
1986 Milwaukee Bucks
1986–1987 Cincinnati Slammers (CBA)
1987 Rhode Island Gulls (USBL)
1987–1988 Fantoni Udine (Italy)
1988–1989 Valvi Girona (Spain)
1989–1990 Fantoni Udine (Italy)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Hank Leigh McDowell (born November 13, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he was a 6'9" (205 cm) 210 lb (95 kg) forward and he played collegiately at Memphis State University (now called the University of Memphis). He played in the NBA from 1981 to 1987. He was originally selected as the tenth pick in the 5th round of the 1981 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors.[1] During his six-year NBA career he played with the Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers, San Diego Clippers, Houston Rockets and Milwaukee Bucks.

After his playing career, McDowell launched McDowell Marketing, a Memphis-based business specializing in corporate apparel and promotional products. He has also worked as an analyst on both radio and television broadcasts for the University of Memphis.[2]

McDowell and fellow former NBA player and Memphis State alum Elliot Perry, were announced as the Memphis Grizzlies' radio broadcast team's color commentators during the 2006–07 NBA season.[2]


  1. ^ 1981 NBA Draft, basketballreference.com
  2. ^ a b Former Tigers Elliot Perry and Hank McDowell to Join Memphis Grizzlies Radio Broadcasts

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