As reported by Ross Watters of the Daily Titan, former San Antonio Spurs forward Bruce Bowen will be inducted to Cal State Fullerton’s Hall of Fame on October 1.
Bowen won three NBA championships with Spurs and played a major role in San Antonio’s three title runs as the team’s best perimeter defender.
Former Titan basketball coach Donny Daniels will induct Bowen, who was a three-year starter for the Titans from 1989-93.
Bowen went on to play in Europe and then spent 13 years of his basketball career in the NBA, including eight with the Spurs where he won three NBA titles.
He will be joined by 15-year Major League Baseball player Brent Mayne, women’s gymnastics coach Lynn Rogers, softball slugger Sue Newton-Lewis, and Jerry and Merilyn Goodwin to highlight this year’s Hall of Fame class.
The former Spurs defensive specialist averaged 6.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists while shooting 40.9 percent from the field, including 39.3 percent from beyond the arc in 13 NBA seasons.
Throughout his NBA career, Bowen was known for being a tough defender and his timely 3-pointers on the side. He was named to the All-Defensive 1st Team in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 and to the All-Defensive 2nd Team from 2001-2003 season.