Rowsey Playing In Germany

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Continuing his professional basketball career, Lexington’s Andrew Rowsey started playing basketball for the Giessen 46ers in Germany last month. The 46ers play in the Basketball Bundelisga, an 18-team league that is the highest level league of professional club basketball in Germany.

Rowsey, 26, began the preseason with the 46ers by scoring 25 points in his debut his mid-October. Giessen is located in the Autobauhn, about 50 miles north of Frankfurt.

A 5-foot-11-inch guard, Rowsey is a 2013 Rockbridge County High School graduate. He holds RC’s career scoring record with 2,637 points and the school’s single-game scoring record of 60 points. He led the Wildcats to the state semifinals as a junior and was named costate player of the year after his senior season.

Earlier this year, before the coronavirus pandemic stopped action in mid-March, Rowsey played for the Lakeland Magic in Florida in the NBA G League. He played in 25 games for the Magic, averaging 19.3 points per game and shooting 47 percent from 3-point range.

In college, Rowsey played two years at the University of North Carolina at Asheville before playing his junior and senior college seasons at Marquette University. He was named Big East Sixth Man of the Year as a junior and received All-Big East Honorable Mention honors as a senior. Rowsey then played for the Toronto Raptors’ NBA summer league team in 2018 before moving to Szolnok, Hungary, winning the Europe Cup championship in February 2019 with the team Olaj.

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