For a team that didn’t do much on Thursday’s NBA Draft night, the Raptors certainly are putting in work today. There’s another report out there, this time from Ben Steele of the Journal Sentinel, stating that Toronto is set to add Marquette guard Andrew Rowsey to their Las Vegas Summer League team.
Here we are:
Former Marquette sharpshooter Andrew Rowsey will play for the Toronto Raptors in the NBA summer league, according to a source. #mubb— Ben Steele (@BenSteeleMJS) June 22, 2018
Rowsey is a 24-year-old guard who played his last two years of college ball at Marquette, after spending two years with North Carolina-Asheville. He’s listed at 5’11”, 175 pounds, which officially marks him as undersized. To his credit, Rowsey put up 20.5 points, 4.8 assists, and 3.0 rebounds across 35 games (32 starts) in his senior season. On top of that, he’s a career 41 percent three point shooter — maintaining this average even while putting up 8.6(!) attempts per game in his final collegiate season.
Given his age and size, I’m not sure the Raptors are looking at Rowsey as a long term prospect for their main roster. But for Summer League, or for perhaps the 905, this is the kind of guard to bring in to help run the team — and hit shots. (Hey, it worked for Fred VanVleet!) For what it’s worth, the Raptors actually did have Rowsey in for a workout just a couple weeks ago — so they’ve seen what he can do firsthand.
For completeness sake, we went back to Mitch Robson, HQ’s NCAA whisperer, for his take on Rowsey:
He’s your classic white college point guard pick. The words gritty, gym rat, first in last out, good 3-point shooter, etc. apply.
Along with the recently (reportedly) signed Rawle Alkins, Rowsey will join Toronto mainstays OG Anunoby, Malcolm Miller, Alfonzo McKinnie, Malachi Richardson, plus the 905’s Shevon Thompson. There are still a lot of spots open, so keep an eye on this space for more.