Bruce Bowen (Born June 14, 1971 in Merced, California) is a 6 ft 7 in, 200 lb. (2.00 m, 90 kg), small forward for the San Antonio Spurs. He is considered a defensive specialist.
Bowen played four seasons at Cal State Fullerton, appearing in 101 games, and averaged 11.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. He averaged 16.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 36.6 minutes in 27 games as a senior in 1992-93, paving the way for him to be named to the All-Big West Conference First Team. Bowen ranks 12th on the Titansâ€™ all-time list in career points (1,155) and is seventh all-time in rebounds (559).
After bouncing around the CBA, and later as a journeyman for several teams in the NBA, Bowen finally found his niche with the San Antonio Spurs in 2001. His defense and clutch shooting meshed well with the likes of David Robinson, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker. He won championships with the Spurs in 2003 and 2005, and is now arguably one of the most important role players on the team.
Bowen is currently working toward his college degree at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is married to Yardley Barbon, and the couple has one son, Ojani (born September 7, 2005).