ATHERTON, Calif. – Menlo College Men's Basketball alum Keith Bowman is continuing his professional basketball career after signing with Barcelona Sporting Club of the Ecuador-National League. This is the third step in his professional career after playing for Costa d'Orlando of the Italy-Serie C Silver last year and KK Radnicki in Bosnia two years ago. Last season with Costa d'Orlando, his team went 25-1 and won the league championship. His numbers were impressive, averaging 14 points and 11 rebounds per game.
The Barcelona team Bowman is joining is sure to compete for a championship in 2017-18 in a very competitive league that Club Iccan de Macas and Leones de Riobamba currently lead with records of 5-2. Bowman has already appeared in two games for Barcelona, and is averaging 17 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.
"I am thankful for Menlo helping me develop on and off the court and take playing professionally from a dream to a reality," Bowman mentioned about Menlo College. He also commented on his other opportunities that he has had professionally. "Bosnia was a great experience, seeing Eastern Europe and getting my pro career jump-started. Italy was an unbelievable experience, though. I played for a great organization and you couldn't beat living in Capo, a small beach town."
Bowman was a two-year member of the Menlo College Men's Basketball team and ranks as the ninth-leading scorer all-time in the history of the program. His 15.9 points per game is the third highest mark, his 7.9 rebounds per game is fourth-best, and he is tied for third in the program's history with 37 blocks. Bowman easily had his best season at Menlo in his senior year where he averaged 18.2 points per game and ripped down 9.1 rebounds per game. His performance that year earned him his second Cal Pac First Team honors but also was awarded the Cal Pac Player of the year.