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Senior -- Sam Rowley


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With all the press the team has been getting I think Sam may have not gotten all the end of year accolades that he should have. So I though we could post our thoughts on how much he grew, his contributons on court, his leadership..especially this season and how great he has been as a representative for the school.

 

I'm not sure who will pick up his place next year, big shoes to fill but Sam has been on of our best!

 

Sam was a 1000+pt scorer, more than 750 rebounds..number 1 in our D1 history, 3 NCAA appearances, first team all conference in 2014-15 AND 3 time conference academic team!

 

He will be missed, especially his reverse layups or his spins, so entertaining and great student athlete!

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Indeed, to all.

 

Now that I've had a couple of days to "relax" from fandom, the harsh reality sets in that Sam will no longer be on the hardwood for us. Others will need to step-up, big time.

 

Sam's new /old jjob continues...a member of the Purple Fam / Fans.

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Amazing player and an honor to have watched him play the past four years. He is the type of player that I enjoy watching because he played and worked so hard to become the best. Another great job by the coaching staff recruiting a player form across the world.

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I will remember Sam more for just how articulate he was and how he always said just the right thing in just the right way. I know he came to UA for basketball, but EVERY time I heard him interviewed he just made me so proud to have attended UA. What an amazing student athlete and ambassador for the University.

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Point Two. I do not know what his plans are, but it would be great if stayed local another year to continue his support for Peter {another amazing ambassador} and to assist Mike in developing his basketball potential. Selfish I know. Anyhow Sam WILL be a success in anything he endeavors for all the reasons and more mentioned in this thread.

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I got to know Sam a bit from the NCAA trips with the band, and he really is a great guy. Nobody really plays the game like he does, his "crocodile rolls", and his poise. Really nice guy, always said hi whenever I bumped into him, even before games when others were focused on getting ready to play. Will really miss seeing him in purple and gold next year.

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Sam was a great representative for the school. He will be missed. Just a great person Good luck to him! Another post mentioned he was our best post player in Division 1. I tend to agree. In fact, is there any other player in our Division 1 era who we might be able to compare to Sam? Just asking.

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