1 - Zabian Dowdell Position: Guard
Class: Freshman
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 190 lbs.
High School: Pahokee
Hometown: Pahokee, Fla. photo         Seth Greenberg's first signee at Virginia Tech ... True point guard who will battle for the starting spot as a freshman ... Outstanding passer and floor general ... Has good range as a shooter ... Sees the court well and does a good job of distributing the ball ... Not afraid to penetrate with the ball ... Needs to get stronger, but has outstanding potential at Virginia Tech ... Good student.

High School: Four-year letterwinner in basketball for Christopher Maxon at Pahokee H.S. ... Four-year starter and team captain ... First team all-state as a junior and senior ... Palm Beach Post 6A-3A Player of the Year as a senior ... Averaged 23 points, eight assists and seven rebounds a game as a senior ... Was also named the Palm Beach Post Small School Player of the Year in 2002 and 2003 Florida Dairy Farmers 3A Player of the Year ... Honors Graduate at Pahokee ... Member of the Student Council.

Personal: Zabian Dowdell ... Born September 10, 1984, in Pahokee, Fla. ... Son of Albert Dowdell and Isabelle McDonald .... Has two older brothers, a younger brother and a younger sister ... Enrolled in university studies.