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Jordan Bowden invited to training camp with NBA team

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Recently graduated Tennessee guard Jordan Bowden has signed an Exhibit-10 contract with the Brooklyn Nets. It comes with an invite to training camp.

Exhibit-10 deals are one-year contracts for the league minimum salary. The deals come with an optional bonus of up to $50,000 if the player doesn’t make it in camp but is assigned to the team’s G-League affiliate.

Bowden finished his career ranked 24th on Tennessee’s all-time scoring list with 1,365 points. He stands as one of only four Vols ever to total 1,000 points, 450 rebounds and 250 assists. His 186 made three-pointers rank seventh on UT’s all-time 3-point list.

He played in 132 career games which ranks tied for fifth on UT’s career list. Bowden finished with 99 career starts, 31 of which came as a senior when he led the Vols in minutes played (34.4 minutes), total assists (85) and 3-pointers made (49). He was the team’s second-leading scorer with 13.7 points per game.

Bowden was Tennessee’s fifth-leading scorer (10.6 points) as a junior in 2018-19 and ranked fourth on the team in minutes played (one of four Vols to log more than 1,000 minutes). He committed only 35 turnovers in 1,002 total minutes played (27.8 minutes).

During his sophomore season, he was Tennessee’s fourth-leading scorer (9.1 points) and led the team in steals (39). He ranked second in 3-point shooting percentage (.395). Bowden was Tennessee’s top-rebounding perimeter player, averaging 3.6 rebounds per game.

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Bowden made 28 starts as a freshman in 2016-17. During his freshman campaign, he averaged 7.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and tallied a team-high 27 steals as part of the highest-scoring freshman class in program history (1,140 points).

The Knoxville, Tennessee native attended prep school out of high school at 22 Feet Academy of Shannon Forest Christian School in Greenville, South Carolina where he was a member of the academy’s National Team. Bowden averaged 17.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.

Bowden played his high school ball at nearby Carter High School. His performance as a senior in 2014-15 earned him All-State and District 3-AA MVP recognition, along with the nod for the Knoxville News Sentinel’s 2015 PrepXtra Boys Basketball Player of the Year. He totaled 932 points as a senior in 2014-15, shot 55 percent from the field and averaged 26.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.

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