12 - Skyler Bowlin
Skyler Bowlin
Height: 6-3
Weight: 170
Year: Junior
Hometown: Paragould, Ark.
High School: Green County Tech HS
Position: Guard
2008-09: Followed up a tremendous freshman season that earned him MIAA Freshman of the Year honors with a solid sophomore campaign ... started all 31 games and led the Lions in points (14.4 ppg), assists (137), steals (64) and free-throw percentage (81.2 percent) to notch a second-team All-MIAA selection ... was also a dependable threat from three-point distance, connecting on 36.6 percent (56-of-153) of his attempts from beyond the arc ... scored a career-high 28 points and tied the MSSU single-game three-point record with eight makes from long-range ... helped the Lions score 100 points in an MIAA game since 2002 by producing a game-high 25 points in a 107-71 win over Nebraska-Omaha (2/25/09).

2007-08: Proved to be a valuable contributor as a true freshman for the Lions ... scored 9.7 ppg and ranked second on the team with 90 assists on his way to being named MIAA Freshman of the Year ... was also a critical ingredient to the Lions' trapping defense by recording a team-high 69 steals ... nailed a single-game-best five three-pointers as the Lions won 81-77 at Northwest Missouri State (1/16/08) ... also produced a single-game best six thefts in a win over Central Bible College (11/20/07) ... tallied season-high 17 points in wins against Mid-America Christian (11/24/07) and Northwest Missouri State (1/16/08).

In high school: Three-year letter winner for the Golden Eagles averaged 16 points per game, as well as 3 steals and 4 assists as a senior ... led his team to the Arkansas State Tournament each of the last two years, making it to the Quarterfinals as a junior and winning the Arkansas AAAAA State Championship ... he was also named MVP of the Arkansas 5A Tournament ... He was named All-County his sophomore and junior seasons, as well as All-Conference his senior season ... holds the school record for most three pointers made in one half with seven.

Personal: Plans to major in Physical Education ... born July 13, 1989 in Paragould Ark. ... son of Scott, a two-sport athlete at West Alabama and Darlene Bowlin, who played basketball at Tennessee-Martin and West Alabama.