Chris Owens (basketball)

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Chris Owens
Chris Owens Superleague All-Star.jpg
Owens at the 2011 Ukrainian Superleague All-Star game
Personal information
Born (1979-03-01) March 1, 1979 (age 38)
Akron, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school Duncanville (Duncanville, Texas)
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career 2002–2015
Position Power forward
Career history
2002–2003 Memphis Grizzlies
2004 Cedar Rapids River Raiders
2004–2005 Banca Nuova Trapani
2005–2006 Granada
2006 Sioux Falls Skyforce
2006 Panionios
2006–2007 ALBA Berlin
2007–2008 Galatasaray
2008–2009 Donetsk
2010 Panellinios
2010 BCM Gravelines
2010–2011 Azovmash
2011–2012 Cedevita Zagreb
2013–2014 KTP-Basket
2014–2015 Argentino de Junín

Haywood Christopher "Chris" Owens (born March 1, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player. Standing at 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m), he played the power forward position. He is the great-nephew of 1930s African-American track and field star, Jesse Owens,[1] who won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

College career[edit]

Owens played one year at Tulane University before moving at The University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated in 2002.[2]

Pro career[edit]

Owens at the Ukrainian All-Star game in 2011

Owens was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2nd round of the 2002 NBA Draft,[3] but he was then traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. He played in one NBA game with the Grizzlies.

He then played in the United States Basketball League with the Cedar Rapids River Raiders. He arrived in Europe in 2004, signing with Banca Nuova Trapani, with whom he played 30 games, averaging 19.1 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.[4]

In 2005, he moved to CB Granada of the ACB League, but he was released in January 2006.[5] He spent the rest of the season in the Continental Basketball Association with the Sioux Falls Skyforce and in the Greek Basket League with Panionios.

For the 2006–07 season he signed with ALBA Berlin of Germany.[1] The following year, he moved to Galatasaray of the Turkish Basketball League.[6]

In 2008, he moved to BC Donetsk in Ukraine. He stayed there until February 2010, when he signed with Panellinios.[7]

In September 2010. Owens signed with Gravelines in France,[8] but he played only 4 games in the French League.[9] In November 2010, he returned to Ukraine and signed with Azovmash for the rest of the season.[10]

For the 2011–12 season he signed with KK Cedevita of Croatia.[11] In July 2013, he signed a one-year deal with KTP-Basket of Finland.[12]

In September 2014, he signed with Argentino de Junín of Argentina.[13]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  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
2002–03 Memphis Grizzlies 1 0 6.0 .667 .00 .00 1.00 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0


  1. ^ a b Jesse Owens's great-nephew to play in Berlin.
  2. ^ Chris Owens at Texas Longhorns.
  3. ^ NBA Draft Board
  4. ^ Chris Owens at
  5. ^ "Granada splits with Chris Owens". 18 January 2006. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Galatasaray signs Chris Owens". 1 October 2007. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Panellinios tabs Haywood Chris Owens". 18 February 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Gravelines Dunkerque land Haywood Owens". 5 September 2010. Retrieved 17 December 2014. 
  9. ^ Chris Owens at French League.
  10. ^ "AZOVMASH tabs veteran Owens". 1 November 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  11. ^ "KK Cedevita lands Chris Owens". 4 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "Haywood Owens next to Finland". Retrieved 17 August 2013. 
  13. ^ Haywood Chris Owens es el nuevo extranjero de Argentino

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