URI great Jeff Dowtin ready for opportunity in NBA G League


PITTSBURGH, PA – MARCH 15: Jeff Dowtin #11 of the Rhode Island Rams grabs the ball surrounded by Oklahoma Sooners defenders during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at PPG PAINTS Arena on March 15, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

EAST PROVIDENCE (WPRI) – Former Rhode Island great Jeff Dowtin recently signed his first professional contract with the NBA’s Orlando Magic G League affiliate, Lakeland Magic. 12Sports Anchor Morey Hershgordon catches up with Dowtin one-on-one about what it means to be pro and how he plans to use the G League as a bridge to reach the NBA.

Dowtin has also watched plenty of URI basketball this year and offers his opinion of the team and the similarities between him and freshman Ish Leggett.

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