(Argo Athletics Media Release)
GREAT FALLS, Mont. – The Montana recruiting coup continues for University of Providence men’s basketball and its new head coach Steve Keller. An effort to build the program with in-state talent began with the signing of form Montana State lineman Jaxon Hashley and now grows with the signing of Belgrade High School’s Dawson Fowler.
“We are very excited that Dawson has decided to join the Argo program. He is one of the best basketball players in the state of Montana this year,” Keller said. “He is a very athletic two-guard that can shoot the three, but also is a very good rebounder and defender. He definitely has the ability to fill up the stat sheets.”
Filling up the stat sheet is certainly something Fowler did with regularity at Belgrade. In his senior year with the Panthers, he averaged 18.6 points per game, 8.2 rebounds per game, 3 assists per game, 1.4 steals per game, and 1.13 blocks per game.
That was no one year fluke either. Over his three years on the varsity squad, Fowler became both the program’s all-time leading scorer and the first player in Belgrade history to score over 1,000 points. During his junior season, he helped lead the Panthers to a fourth place finish in the state.
Like Hashley, Fowler is part of a family with an impressive tradition in Montana sports. His mother, Sarah (Flock) Fowler was one of the greatest women’s basketball players in the state’s history and is a member of the Montana State University Hall of Fame. Dawson Fowler’s sister Dylan, was a 2017 Honorable Mention All-American libero for University of Montana Western and ranked third in the NAIA in digs per game.
Fowler also brings a good academic pedigree, with a 3.72 high school GPA.