|Hometown:||Rockville Centre, N.Y.|
|High School:||South Side|
A six-foot-three guard who capped his senior year by earning third-team All-Northeast-10 honors and a pair of postseason All-Tournament nods ... finished career 31st on Bentley’s all-time scoring list with 1,188 points ... rebounded nicely as a senior after a tough junior year in which he had two significant injuries ... scoring average improved each of his four collegiate seasons ... 324 career free throws made ranks 10th in program history.
2010-11 Season: Earned third-team All-Northeast-10 honors after averaging career-best 11.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists ... was second on the team in scoring ... started the season’s first two games and the final 20 contests ... as a starter, provided coach Jay Lawson with 14.4 ppg on .456 shooting ... averaged 16.5 points in a half-dozen postseason games ... named to All-Tournament Team following both NCAA Division II East Regional and Northeast-10 playoffs ... ranked 14th in NE-10 in free throw percentage (.790) ... scored 1,000th career point Feb. 3 vs. Merrimack, becoming the 47th player in the program’s history to reach that milestone ... scored in doubles 19 times with five 20-point games ... 26 points (8-11 fg, 8-8 ft) against Adelphi Mar. 5 in NE-10 championship game was a career-best ... in consecutive games in mid-February, had 20 points against Saint Anselm, 21 vs. Southern New Hampshire and 20 against UMass-Lowell ... was team’s leading scorer seven times ... had 27 points in a preseason exhibition game against Providence College ... named to Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll twice.
2009-10 Season: Suffered through an injury-riddled season that forced him to miss 15 games, including 10 of the last 11 ... averaged 10.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists while playing 22.1 minutes a game ... a broken foot sidelined him for the NCAA tournament ... was used off the bench in 15 games from Dec. 18-Feb. 17 after returning from injury, and averaged 11.1 points in that role ... played only 11 minutes after Feb. 4, including three against UMass-Lowell in the NE-10 quarters ... Northeast-10 Player of the Week for Jan. 25 ... prior to the NCAAs, Bentley was 16-0 when he was able to play at least 10 minutes and 6-6 when he couldn’t ... missed the opening game and three games from Nov. 29-Dec. 8 ... his 10-for-11 shooting performance at Holy Family Nov. 21 was tied for the eighth best single game field goal percentage in school history (minimum 8 FG) ... finished that game with 23 points, one shy of career-high ... had 19 points off the bench against Assumption Dec. 20 and again 10 days later against Post ... tied season-high of 23 points and was 11-11 FT Jan. 20 vs. Adelphi ... was 47 of 92 (.511) inside the arc.
2008-09 Season: Averaged 10.5 points and 4.6 rebounds while playing 29.9 minutes a game ... in NCAA tournament, produced 12 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2 assists a game in the first two rounds before an ankle injury sidelined him for the regional final against C.W. Post ... was fifth in the NE-10 in free throw percentage and 12th in three-point accuracy ... field goal percentage dropped from .525 as a freshman to .427, but he connected at a 46 percent clip over his last 23 games ... made at least 50 percent of his shots in 12 of his last 23 games ... averaged 11.6 points and shot 49 percent during the 15-game winning streak Jan. 6-Feb. 21... made 28 of his last 66 3’s after starting season 7 of 25 ... his .435 three-point percentage in regular season conference games was the fourth best in the NE-10 ... scored in doubles 22 times, including a season-best 24 Nov. 22 at Southern New Hampshire ... 18 points against Pace Feb. 21 was his second-highest output of the season ... 500th career point came Feb. 7 vs. Franklin Pierce ... had seven or more rebounds six times, including nine against AIC Nov. 19 and Stonehill Jan. 3.
2007-08 Season: Was fifth on the team in scoring, coming off the bench in 34 games to average 7.7 points ... was also second on the team in free throw attempts and field goal percentage ... also averaged 19 minutes and 4.3 rebounds (fourth on team) ... produced 12.7 ppg and shot 62 percent in the Northeast-10 playoffs ... 12 double-figure scoring games featured a career-best 20 against Assumption Mar. 8 in the NE-10 final ... had his first career double-double at St. Michael’s Feb. 23, with 17 points and a dozen boards ... went to the line six or more times in a game on nine occasions ... 40-minute projection of 6.6 FTA was best on the team ... was named the Northeast-10 Freshman of the Week three times (Nov. 26, Mar. 10, 31) ... during a five-game stretch from Jan. 24-Feb. 9, made 18 of 24 FGA (.818) ... was one of the team’s top rebounders over the last dozen games.
Before Bentley: 2007 graduate of South Side High School, where he was a team captain as a senior ... participated in the Nassau vs. Suffolk All-Star game in 2006 and 2007 ... Eastern Invitational Camp Top 20 and Hoop Mountain Camp all-star ... nominated for McDonald’s High School All-America Game ... participated in Wheelchair Classic All-Star Game ... had a scoring high of 31 points as a senior ... played for the Long Island Lightning AAU team.
Personal: Management major ... age as of Nov. 15, 2010: 21 ... son of Tom and Regina Dowling ... has two sisters, Kaitlyn (26) and Allison (23) ... Allison played soccer at St. Joseph’s (Pa.) from 2005-08.