|Sowell helps new team right away
Todd Sowell knows how to start the New Year..
.. right. He was just signed to a contract and arrived in Portugal on New Year’s Eve, but saw action right away for Barreirence in Portugal’s top division, helping them to an upset of (then) league-leading Ovarense, handing them their first loss of the season, 72-59. With little practice time, Sowell had 7 points and 7 rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench to spark Barreirence. The upset knocked Ovarense out of first place, Barreirence improving to 3-5. For Sowell, who spent some time in Israel last season, this is Sowell’s second year at a professional. The burly, 203 cm, 118 kilo big man, who was a collegiate star at St. Peter’s, is a strong inside player with exceptional hands and the ability to score and rebound. One of the top all-time players ever at St. Peter’s, Sowell averaged a double-double inside for two seasons in his three years as a starter.