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Delco Rowley
Delco Rowley

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Ind.

High School:
Arlington

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 244

Position:
F

Birthdate:
02/08/1984


Candidate for a starting job in the Spartan frontcourt ... Outstanding strength and toughness ... Good rebounder.

2004-05: Appeared in 29 games, starting three against George Mason (12/5), Michigan (1/27) and Oakland (1/29) ... Recipient of MSU's Most Inspirational Player Award ... Led Michigan State in rebounding in two games, grabbing a career-high 12 rebounds in the season opener against Florida A&M (11/19) and nine against Nicholls State (11/27), including five offensive boards ... Blocked seven shots including a team-high two against Florida A&M and Nicholls State ... Scored a season-high eight points against UNC Asheville (12/29), including shooting 6-of-6 from the foul line ... Twice scored seven points against Nicholls State and George Washington (12/4) ... Played double-figure minutes in 13 games, including a career-high 19 minutes against Florida A&M ... Played 17 minutes in a start against Oakland in place of an injured Paul Davis, scoring five points and grabbing six rebounds ... Scored four points vs. Penn State (3/5) in the regular-season finale ... Missed three games, including the Big Ten Tournament and the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, with a knee injury.

2003-04: Appeared in 14 games, starting one for the Spartans as a redshirt freshman ... Shot .538 from the floor (7-of-13) for the season ... Made his Spartan debut vs. Bucknell (11/21), fouling out in nine minutes ... Scored his first career basket at Kansas (11/25), connecting on his only field goal attempt of the game ... Recorded season highs for points (5), rebounds (5) and minutes (15) against Penn (11/29), connecting on 2-of-3 field goal attempts and 1-of-2 free throw attempts ... Equaled his season high with five rebounds in the next contest vs. DePaul (11/30), also scoring two points in 10 minutes ... Played 10 minutes vs. Duke (12/3), scoring two points ... Started his first career game vs. Oklahoma (12/6), scoring two points and grabbing one rebound in five minutes ... Suffered a strained left knee vs. South Florida (12/16) that forced him to miss the next nine contests ... Returned to action on Jan. 31 against Indiana, playing three minutes ... Scored two points vs. Iowa (2/4) ... Grabbed two rebounds in seven minutes at Penn State (2/28), his most minutes played after the injury.

2002-03: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: First-Team All-State honoree as a senior at Indianapolis Arlington for Coach Larry Nicks ... Averaged 16 points and nine rebounds as a senior, shooting 53 percent from the field (131-of-246) and 70 percent from the free throw line (118-of-168) ... First-Team All-City and All-Sectional honoree as a senior, leading Arlington to a 19-6 record ... Earned a spot on the 2002 Indiana All-Star team roster ... Entered his senior season ranked the No. 71 player in the nation by recruiting analyst Bob Gibbons, No. 72 by ESPN.com and No. 87 by recruiting analyst Dave Telep ... 2001 Nike Camp All-American ... Led the conference in rebounding as a senior ... Averaged 13 points and 8.5 rebounds as a junior ... Earned First-Team All-City and All-Sectional honors in 2001 in addition to being named honorable mention all-state ... Averaged 8.9 points and six rebounds as a sophomore starter, helping Arlington to a city and conference championship ... Played AAU basketball for the Indy Warriors ... Earned prep letters in track and field where he excelled in the long jump.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 8, 1984 ... Son of Lanetta Birdsong ... Family community services major.

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Year	GP/GS	Min./Avg	FG-FGA	FG%	FG-FGA	FG%	FT-FTA	FT%	OFF-DEF	REB	AVG	PF/D	A	TO	BL	ST	PTS	AVG
2003-04	14/1	94/6.7	7-13	.538	0-0	.000	3-5	.600	6-10	16	1.1	28/1	2	4	0	0	17	1.2
2004-05	29/3	275/9.5	19-40	.475	0-0	.000	14-20	.700	28-37	65	2.2	47/0	8	20	7	9	52	1.8
Totals	43/4	369/8.6	26-53	.491	0-0	.000	17-25	.680	34-47	81	1.9	75/1	10	24	7	9	69	1.6