Career Highlights: Named Honorable Mention All-American by The Associated Press and to the All-ACC first team in 2006-07, becoming the first Hokie to be named All-ACC. Also named to the All-ACC defensive team in 2006-07 and 2005-06. Named Honorable Mention All-ACC in 2005-06 and 2004-05.
Senior (2006-07): Led the Hokies in scoring (17.4 ppg), and finished second in steals (71) and assists (106). Scored in double figures 29 times and scored 20 or more points eight times, including a career-high 33 points in a win over North Carolina. Totaled 15 points, six rebounds and two steals in two NCAA Tournament games.
Junior (2005-06): Led the Hokies in scoring (15.3 ppg), steals (70) and minutes played. Started 28 of 30 games and scored in double figures 28 times. Scored 20 or more points five times and had a season-high 25 points in a win over N.C A&T. Had at least 18 points in a game 11 times. Had five or more assists eight times and a season-high seven in a loss to Bowling Green.
Sophomore (2004-05): Scored in double figures 26 times, with a season high 23 points in a win over Miami. Averaged 14.4 points. Had four games of 20 or more points. Totaled 24 points, four rebounds and three assists in two NIT games, including 16 points in a first-round win over Temple.
Freshman (2003-04): Started all 28 games and eclipsed double figures 15 times. Had a season-high 20 points against West Virginia. Scored 18 points four times, including a stretch of three in a row against Ohio State, VMI and Radford.
Strengths: Athletic combo guard with decent range. Streak shooter. Has the physical tools to be a good defender.
Personal: Son of Albert Dowdell and Isabelle McDonald. Has two older brothers and a younger sister. His brother Bernard Jackson played for the College of Charleston and brother Jermaine Jackson played for Maine. His sister Tamara Dowdell played for South Florida.