HARRISONBURG, Va., March 29, 2011 - James Madison senior forward Denzel Bowles (Virginia Beach, Va./Kempsville) was one of 25 players nationally selected to the 2011 Lou Henson All-America Team as selected by CollegeInsider.com.
Bowles was First Team All-CAA as well as First Team All-District by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He averaged 17.6 points and 8.8 rebounds per game along with 2.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game.
In each of his two seasons at JMU, Bowles topped 500 points, including 581 in 2010-11, the sixth-best total in program history. He is just the fourth player in school history to post multiple 500-point seasons. He is also the 11th player to reach both 1,000 career points (20th with 1,101) and 500 rebounds in his JMU career.
In addition to 11th in career scoring, Bowles ranks fourth all-time with a .587 field-goal percentage, fourth with 19.1 points per game, second with 9.0 rebounds per game, sixth with 87 blocks and second with 26 double-doubles.
On the season chart, Bowles stands second with 14 season double-doubles. He set a record with 290 season rebounds. He also set top-10 marks for a season in field goals (226), free throws (129), free-throw attempts (181), blocks (53) and starts (33).
The Lou Henson Award, to be announced April 1 in Houston, is presented annually to the top Mid-Major player in Division I college basketball. The award is named in honor of Lou Henson who retired after a spectacular coaching career that lasted 41 years. When he left the game in 2005 he was sixth all-time in career Division I wins with 779. He is the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State. He is one of only 12 coaches in the history of the game to take two schools to the Final Four.
2011 LOU HENSON ALL-AMERICA TEAM
Kwadzo Ahelegbe, Northern Iowa
Devon Beitzel, Northern Colorado
Denzel Bowles, James Madison
Gilberto Clavell, Sam Houston State
D.J. Cooper, Ohio
Kevin Foster, Santa Clara
Mike Glover, Iona
Justin Greene, Kent State
Demonte Harper, Morehead State
Frank Hassell, Old Dominion
John Holland, Boston University
Matt Howard, Butler
Orlando Johnson, UC Santa Barbara
Cameron Jones, Northern Arizona
Cam Long, George Mason
Scott Machado, Iona
Shelvin Mack, Butler
Mickey McConnell, St. Mary's
Kwame Morgan II, Hampton
Dominique Morrison, Oral Roberts
Juan Pattillo, Western Kentucky
Mike Smith, East Tennessee State
Casper Ware, Long Beach State
Kyle Weems, Missouri State
Keith Wright, Harvard