One of the best guards in the ACC and joins Jamon Gordon to make-up what is, perhaps, the conference's top backcourt tandem ... Returning three-year starter at guard ... 25th on Virginia Tech's career scoring list with 1,193 career points ... Seth Greenberg's first signee at Virginia Tech ... Can play both guard spots ... Deceptively quick and tricky with the ball ... Hard worker who has built himself into one of the top all-around guards in the nation ... 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 ... Has become one of the team's top perimeter scoring threats ... Improving defensive player with long arms and quickness to knock balls away ... Good student with a magnetic personality ... Strong candidate for preseason honors.
2005-06: Team's leading scorer as a junior ... Also led the team in steals and minutes played ... Played in all 30 games and started 28 times in 2005-06 season ... Honorable mention All-ACC for the second consecutive season and second-team All-State by the Richmond Times Dispatch ... Named to the ACC All-Defensive team ... Went 6-for-8 from the field and 3-of-4 from the foul line for 16 points in the season-opening win over Radford ... Had three assists and four steals ... Started and played 38 minutes against Bowling Green ... Scored 13 points, including 2-for-6 from three-point range ... Dished out a team-high seven assists, and chipped in four steals and three rebounds ... Started and played 40 minutes against Western Carolina ... Scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting ... Started and played 30 minutes against Mount St. Mary's, scoring 16 of his 18 points in the second half ... Shot a career-best 6-for-7 from the foul line ... Started and played 24 minutes, mostly in the second half ... Scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half in the win over Marshall ... Went 6-for-12 from the field and 2-of-3 at the line ... Matched a career-high four steals ... Started and played 30 minutes against Morgan State ... Scored 13 points, including a pair of three-pointers ... Dished out a game-high five assists ... Started and played 38 minutes against Ohio State ... Scored a game-high 15 points ... Hit 2-of-4 three-point attempts as well as five free throws ... Came off the bench and played 31 minutes against Duke ... Scored 15 points on 7-of-17 shooting ... Added four rebounds and four assists ... Scored a career-high 25 points against North Carolina A&T ... Also set career highs in field goals made (9), three-point field goals made (7) and three-point field goals attempted (12) ... Scored 18 points in 39 minutes against St. John's ... Added five assists, four rebounds and a pair of steals ... Shot 6-for-11 from the field and 4-for-5 from the line ... Scored nine points and had two steals in the win over Stanford ... Matched a season high with 40 minutes against William & Mary ... Scored 18 points, shooting 4-of-8 from three-point range and 4-of-4 from the line ... Dished out five assists and collected three steals ... Scored 18 points, including 10 in the second half at Old Dominion ... Added a season-high six rebounds ... Played 39 minutes at James Madison, collecting four assists and two steals ... Scored 10 points in the final seven minutes for 18 at Florida State ... Grabbed five rebounds and chipped in two steals ... Scored 13 points and grabbed four boards against North Carolina ... Scored a team-high 16 points against Virginia ... Shot 4-of-5 from the foul line ... Grabbed five rebounds and collected a career-high five steals ... Scored 21 points and dished out six assists at Maryland ... Hit eight of his final 12 shots and scored his 1,000th career point in the loss ... Scored 21 points against Duke ... Hit a career-high 10 field goals ... Also chipped in four assists and three steals ... Scored 11 points and dished out four assists at Wake Forest ... Did not commit a turnover ... Scored 15 points against Georgia Tech ... Also had three assists, two rebounds and a steal ... Scored 20 points against Boston College ... Shot 3-of-6 from three-point range ... Tied a career high with five steals and added three assists ... Scored 19 points and tied a career-high with 44 minutes at Clemson ... Matched a career high with five steals and dished out six assists ... Hit 7-of-12 from the field, including 3-of-5 from three-point range ... Scored 10 points and added seven assists at Virginia ... Chipped in five assists ... Matched a career-high, playing 44 minutes ... Totaled 10 points while dishing out five assists against NC State ... Scored 15 points and had six rebounds at Miami ... Scored 20 points and had five assists against Florida State ... Shot 2-for-3 from three-point range ... Chipped in five rebounds and four steals ... Scored a team-high 17 points against Clemson ... Shot 7-for-9 from the field, including 2-of-2 from three-point range ... Added four assists ... Scored 13 points at Boston College ... Added four assists and two steals ... Scored 15 points against Virginia in the ACC Tournament ... Added four assists and four steals
2004-05: Honorable mention All-ACC ... Named first-team All-State by the VaSID and the Richmond Times-Dispatch ... 16th in scoring in the ACC and 11th in steals ... Tenth in the ACC in scoring in league games ... Third in three-point field goal percentage ... Played in all 30 games for the Hokies, starting 29 times ... Played 25 minutes in season opener versus Loyola, totaling seven points, five rebounds and one assist ... Hit 4-of-7 from the field for 12 points against Maryland-Eastern Shore ... Netted 17 points in 24 minutes of action against William & Mary ... Hit seven shots from the field, tying a then-career-high ... Tied his career high against Chattanooga, with four steals ... Tallied 13 points, pulled down six rebounds and added four steals against VMI ... Scored 14 points and dished out three assists at St. John's ... Had 12 points and three assists against James Madison ... Scored a then career-high 21 points in the ACC opener versus North Carolina ... Tallied 13 points and seven rebounds against Western Michigan ... Had a game-high 17 points against Morgan State ... Tied a career high with four steals against Mississippi State while tallying 10 points ... Totaled 18 points on 5-of-11 shooting at Florida State ... Had 15 points and five rebounds in 36 minutes of action against Clemson ... Hit 4-of-7 threes against NC State and finished with 20 points on 8-of-16 shooting from the field ... Netted 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting while adding six rebounds and four steals in the win at #12 Georgia Tech ... Had 14 points and four assists in the win over Virginia ... Netted 15 points and had three rebounds in 35 minutes at Duke ... Tied a career high with five made three-pointers and scored a career-high 23 points in the win at Miami, in front of a strong contingent from his home town of Pahokee, Fla. ... Tied a career high with four steals against Wake Forest ... Also had 13 points and seven assists in the game ... Totaled 17 points and had five boards and five assists at Maryland ... Had 20 points in 37 minutes of action at Virginia ... Hit the game-winning three-pointer and tallied 11 points and two assists in the win over #7 Duke in Cassell Coliseum ... Recorded 17 points and three boards in the win over Miami ... Netted 12 points and added four rebounds at NC State ... Had 12 points and three assists at Clemson ... Scored 13 points while adding four assists and three steals in the win over Maryland ... Tallied 16 points and three assists in the NIT win over Temple ... Scored eight points at Memphis in the second round of the NIT.
2003-04: Started first nine games and the last 19 as a freshman for the Hokies ... Missed the William & Mary game due to a death in the family ... Second on the team in assists and scoring ... Made his first collegiate start in the win over New Hampshire, scoring 15 points, with five assists and three steals ... Scored 14 points in the win over Western Carolina ... Handed out four assists in the loss at Virginia ... Had a career-high eight assists in the win over Morgan State ... Scored 12 points and had four assists in the overtime loss to Old Dominion ... Set a then career-high by leading the Hokies with 18 points in the loss at Ohio State ... Tied a then-career-high with 18 points in the win over VMI and handed out five assists against the Keydets ... For the third straight game, tied his then-career-high with 18 points in the win over Radford, also dishing out three assists ... Named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week for the wins over VMI and Radford ... Saw limited action in the win at Towson following a death in the family ... Scored 17 points and had three assists and three steals in the loss to East Carolina ... Scored 13 points in the loss at Pittsburgh ... Recorded a then career-high with 20 points in the win at West Virginia, including 5-of-9 from three-point range ... Scored 18 points in the loss to Notre Dame ... Scored 14 points and had three assists in the loss at Seton Hall ... Scored nine points in the win over Providence ... Scored 15 points, grabbed a then career-high six rebounds, handed out four assists and tied a then career-high with three steals in the win over Georgetown ... Led the Hokies with 12 points in the win over St. John's ... Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds, dished out four assists and had three steals in the home win over West Virginia ... Had eight points and five assists in the win over Rutgers ... Scored 14 points and had three assists and four rebounds in the win at Georgetown ... Scored eight points, had four assists and three steals in the BIG EAST Tournament win over Rutgers ... Scored 13 points, had four assists and four steals in the loss to Pittsburgh in the BIG EAST quarterfinals.
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 ... Also was named the Palm Beach Post Small School Player of the Year in 2002 and the 2003 Florida Dairy Farmers 3A Player of the Year ... Honors Graduate at Pahokee ... Member of the Student Council.
Personal: Zabian Dowdell ... Born Sept. 10, 1984, in Pahokee, Fla. ... Son of Albert Dowdell and Isabelle McDonald .... Has two older brothers, a younger brother and a younger sister ... Older brother Bernard Jackson played for College of Charleston and older brother Jermaine Jackson played for the University of Maine ... Younger sister Tamara Dowdell plays on the University of South Florida women's team ... Majoring in apparel, housing and resource management with an option in resident property management.