Mississippi State Bulldogs: 50 Greatest Athletes in School History

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Dec 17, 2014; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs dance team members entertain he crowd during a time out during the game against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Humphrey Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

#44 Timmy Bowers, Basketball Guard (2001-2004)

Tim Bowers was not the most heralded recruit to come out of high school, but his impact at Mississippi State was significant. Bowers played shooting guard for three of his four seasons in Starkville, but he was forced to move over and play the point in his senior season. A lot of people questioned whether or not Bowers would be able to make the transition, and he proved them wrong. Mississippi State’s star in 2004 was Lawrence Roberts, but the glue that held the team together was Bowers. He wasn’t the best ball handler, but he was the leader on the floor and played a big part in leading the Bulldogs to one of their best regular seasons ever.

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