Bowlin nets 10 in All-Star Game

His season may be over, but the honors are still piling in for Skyler Bowlin.

Since the end of the 2010-11 men’s basketball season, Bowlin has been named to three All-America teams.

He was also a starter in the 2011 Reese’s NABC Division-II All-Star Game, in which he scored 10 points and pulled down six rebounds.

“They’re really neat awards obviously,” he said. “And it’s good to get some individual recognition but I would trade it all in if we were up in Springfield [Mass., for the Division-II Final Four] as a team this past week.”

Bowlin’s All-American nods come from the National Association of Basketball Coaches, first team, Basketball Times Magazine, second team, and Daktronics, third team.

Bowlin was also named one of eight finalists for the NABC National Player of the Year.

“He’s left a mark here at Missouri Southern,” an emotional Head Coach Robert Corn said after the senior’s last game as a Lion. “And it’ll be a mark people will talk about for a long time.”

Bowlin leads Southern all-time in 3-pointers with 224, while his 265 steals are good for second all-time, 568 assists rank him third, and 1,664 career points put him in fourth-place in school history.

Always the humble team-player, Bowlin refuses to recognize his personal accomplishments above those of the team.

“It’s cool to look back and reflect,” he said.

“Later on, maybe next year or in the summer I’ll look back on it and you know, it’ll mean more I guess.

“It is neat, it really is, but being up in Springfield, watching those other teams play, I couldn’t help but think we should be right there.

“We were right there, we were definitely good enough to be there, just things didn’t go our way.”