Bowie begins professional career with Delaware 87ers

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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Marist graduate Jay Bowie, who played for the Red Foxes from 2010-14, has started his professional basketball career with the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League.


The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Bowie is one of three players who made the 87ers’ current 10-man roster from an open tryout. He played his first game for the 87ers on Saturday, Nov. 15, as he tallied three points, three steals and two rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench as Delaware recorded a 109-106 triple overtime victory over the Canton Charge.


Bowie played 114 games in his Marist career, and made 112 starts. He is one of only two players in program history with career shooting percentages of over 40 percent from three-point range and 80 percent from the free-throw line. Bowie finished his Marist career ranked in the top 10 in program history in five categories: gamed played (tied for eighth), free-throw percentage (ninth), three-pointers made (tied for ninth), three-point attempts (10th) and three-point percentage (fifth). He was a two-time selection to the MAAC All-Academic Team, and served as team captain as a senior.


The Marist men’s basketball team will return to action on Saturday, Nov. 22, when the Red Foxes face Army in their home opener. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. Tickets are available for sale on For further information, please contact the Marist Ticket Office at (845) 575-3553.

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