"Distance played a big part in my decision to commit to Oklahoma State," Dowell said. "They are only three and a half hours away from my house and they are in the Big 12. I think I have a chance to contribute right away my freshman year."
The Duncanville (Tex.) High standout has had teammate Roger Franklin, who is a Oklahoma State commit, on him the past few weeks and the 6-foot-5 forward played a big role in Dowell's decision.
"Of course my boy Roger Franklin has been pushing me the whole time," Dowell said. "I'm down here on a visit right now and I'm really enjoying the atmosphere and the people here. It's a real homey environment."
"A soon as he heard about the Arizona thing he called me and we have talked about playing together since we were in the third grade," he continued. "He's been on me full time since I decommitted."