"I am excited to welcome Sam Towns to our team," said Head Coach Michael Huger. "Sam is a dynamic forward, with defensive versatility, and can play multiple offensive positions. He has spent the first few years of his career learning and developing alongside all-conference forwards at Ohio University. Coming to BGSU, Sam is ready to take on a larger load and will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact. We are excited to watch Sam thrive in our system and believe his best basketball is still ahead of him! Welcome, Sam!"
Towns played in 27 games for the Bobcats, including two starts, during the 2021-22 season. Averaging 10.3 minutes per game, Towns totaled 56 points for OU along with 68 rebounds over the course of the season. Towns logged a season-high seven points against Saint Francis (PA) on Dec. 4 and tallied a season-high nine rebounds against Miami (OH) on Jan. 18. As for the 2020-21 season, Towns played in 15 games with two starts for Ohio. Over the 15 games, he totaled 21 points and 20 rebounds.
Prior to arriving at OU, Sam Towns played at the Winchendon Prep School in Winchendon, Mass. where he was named First Team All-NEPSAC after averaging 22 points and 10 rebounds per game. Towns played his senior year of high school at Pickerington Central where he led the Tigers to a 2019 OHSAA District title and the Ohio Capital Conference title. He also went to Springfield High School, winning two OHSAA District titles there.
Towns' father, Sam Towns, played basketball for the University of Maine while his older brother, Leon Rodgers, played for Northern Illinois.