Larry Owens

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Larry Owens
Larry Owens Wizards.jpg
Owens with the Wizards
No. 23 – Iowa Energy
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
League NBA D-League
Personal information
Born (1983-01-08) January 8, 1983 (age 31)
Mesa, Arizona
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Westwood (Mesa, Arizona)
College Yavapai CC (2001–2003)
Oral Roberts (2004–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2007 Stade Clermontois (France)
2007–2009 Liège Basket (Belgium)
2009–2011 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
2011 San Antonio Spurs
2011 Washington Wizards
2011–2012 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
2012 New Jersey Nets
2012 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
2012–2013 JDA Dijon Basket (France)
2013 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
2013–present Iowa Energy (D-League)
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA D-League All-Defensive Second Team (2012)
  • NBA D-League Sportsmanship Award (2011)
  • All-NBA D-League Second Team (2011)
  • All-NBA D-League Third Team (2010)
  • NBA D-League All-Defensive First Team (2011)
  • NBA D-League All-Star (2011)
  • All-MCC First Team (2006)
  • All-MCC Defensive Player of the Year (2006)
  • MCC All-Newcomer Team (2005)
  • Second Team NJCAA All-American (2003)

Larry Owens (born January 8, 1983) is an American professional basketball player. Owens played college basketball at both Yavapai College and Oral Roberts University.

College career[edit]

Yavapai College (2001–2003)[edit]

Owens averaged 22.7 points and 10.6 rebounds per game as a sophomore at Yavapai College. In 2003, he was named in the second team NJCAA All-American and the ACCAC MVP.[1]

Following his sophomore season, he transferred to Oral Roberts University.

Oral Roberts (2004–2006)[edit]

After sitting out the 2003–04 season due to NCAA transfer rules, Owens joined the Golden Eagles for his redshirted junior season in 2004–05. He was named in the Mid-Con All-Newcomer team after outstanding first season. In 33 games, he averaged 9.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.0 blocks per game.[1]

In his senior season, he was named in the 2006 All-MCC first team as well as being named the 2006 All-MCC Defensive Player of the Year. In 33 games, he averaged 12.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.2 blocks per game.

Professional career[edit]

2006–07 season[edit]

Owens went undrafted in the 2006 NBA draft. He was later drafted by the Mississippi Hardhats of the World Basketball Association (WBA). He left the Hardhats after pre-season. He then moved to Stade Clermontois BA of France for the 2006–07 season.

2007–08 season[edit]

Owens joined the Miami Heat for the 2007 NBA Summer League. Later that year, he signed with Liège Basket of Belgium for the 2007–08 season.

2008–09 season[edit]

Owens joined the New Orleans Hornets for the 2008 NBA Summer League. Later that year, he re-signed with Liège Basket for the 2008–09 season.

2009–10 season[edit]

Owens re-joined the New Orleans Hornets for the 2009 NBA Summer League. On September 28, 2009, he signed with the Hornets. However, he was later waived by the Hornets on October 21, 2009.[2] On November 1, 2009, he was acquired by the Tulsa 66ers.[2]

2010–11 season[edit]

Owens joined the NBA D-League Select team for the 2010 NBA Summer League. He later signed with Türk Telekom B.K. of Turkey but left before the playing in a game for them. On October 30, 2010, he was re-acquired by the Tulsa 66ers.[2]

On January 16, 2011, he signed with the San Antonio Spurs on a 10-day contract.[3] He made his NBA debut on that same day against the Denver Nuggets, picking up an assist and a rebound in two minutes of playing time.[4] On January 26, 2011, Owens signed a second 10-day contract with the Spurs.[5] After his second 10-day contract expired, he re-joined the Tulsa 66ers.[6]

On April 6, 2011, he signed with Washington Wizards for the remainder of the 2010–11 season.[2]

2011–12 season[edit]

On December 10, 2011, Owens re-signed with the Wizards.[2] However, he was later waived by the Wizards on December 21, 2011.[7] On December 28, he was re-acquired by the Tulsa 66ers.

On January 18, 2012, he signed with the New Jersey Nets.[8] On January 31, 2012, he was waived by the Nets.[9] On February 4, he returned to the 66ers.[2]

2012–13 season[edit]

Owens joined the Boston Celtics for the 2012 NBA Summer League. In August 2012, he joined BCM Gravelines of France but left after pre-season. In September 2012, he had a try-out with Budivelnyk Kyiv of the Ukraine but was not signed. In November 2012, he signed with JDA Dijon Basket France for the 2012–13 season.[10]

2013–14 season[edit]

On October 31, 2013, he was re-acquired by the Tulsa 66ers.[11] On December 19, 2013, he was traded to the Iowa Energy.[12]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 San Antonio 7 0 4.4 .500 .333 .500 .6 .1 .3 .0 1.3
2011–12 Washington 5 0 22.4 .462 .500 .400 2.2 1.4 1.4 1.0 6.2
2012–13 New Jersey 7 0 10.7 .364 .400 .750 1.9 .6 .0 .1 1.9
Career 19 0 11.5 .442 .444 .538 1.5 0.6 0.5 .3 2.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Larry Owens Biography
  2. ^ a b c d e f Larry Owens Player Profile – RealGM
  3. ^ "Spurs Sign Larry Owens to 10-day Contract". NBA.com. January 16, 2011. Retrieved January 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Carmelo Anthony struggles as Spurs knock around Nuggets". ESPN.com. January 16, 2011. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Spurs Sign Larry Owens To Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. January 26, 2011. Retrieved January 26, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Larry Owens Rejoins Tulsa 66ers". outsportscentral.com. February 5, 2011. Retrieved February 6, 2011. 
  7. ^ WIZARDS WAIVE OWENS & WILKS
  8. ^ NETS Sign Larry Owens
  9. ^ NETS Sign Keith Bogans
  10. ^ "JDA Dijon signs Larry Owens". Sportando.net. November 13, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  11. ^ 66ers Acquire No. 1 Overall Pick and Ben Uzoh
  12. ^ ENERGY TRADE FOR LARRY OWENS

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