University of South Dakota head men’s basketball coach David Boots has announced that Karim Rowson has signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Coyotes in 2012-13 bringing the recruiting class to four for next season.
They can play multiple positions on the floor, and have the ability to play inside and out. We’re very excited to have Karim and Eric join our university and our basketball program.”
Rowson, a 6-5, 193-lb., guard from New York, N.Y., played his last two seasons at Western Oklahoma State College in Altus, Okla., where he averaged 18 points and five rebounds per game to lead the Pioneers in scoring as a sophomore for head coach Rolando De La Berrera. Rowson was named to the All-Region II team and led the region in scoring. He shot 52.3 percent from the field and had a career-high 40 points to go along with 12 rebounds versus Seminole State College in the Region II Tournament on Mar. 5.
In addition, Rowson tallied 37 points and 12 rebounds versus Kansas State-Salina on Dec. 9 and had 29 points and 11 rebounds versus Northern Oklahoma College on Jan. 12. As a freshman at Western Oklahoma State College, Rowson averaged eight points and four rebounds per game while helping guide the Pioneers to a 21-9 record and a berth in the Region 11 Tournament.
He prepped at Waldeigh High School in Harlem, N.Y., where he played for head coach Michael Crump. While there, he averaged 13 points and eight rebounds per game, and was named second team all-city as a senior. As a junior, he averaged 16 points and seven rebounds also earning second team all-city honors.
Rowson becomes the fifth signee for the Coyotes from Western Oklahoma State College and third in the last three years as former Coyotes Mitchell Bouie and Kendall Cutler both played for De La Berrera at WOSC.