Larry Owens

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Larry Owens
Larry Owens Wizards.jpg
Owens with the Wizards
Free agent
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1983-01-08) January 8, 1983 (age 36)
Mesa, Arizona
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolWestwood (Mesa, Arizona)
NBA draft2006 / Undrafted
Playing career2006–present
Career history
2006–2007Stade Clermontois
2007–2009Liège Basket
2009–2011Tulsa 66ers
2011San Antonio Spurs
2011Washington Wizards
2011–2012Tulsa 66ers
2012New Jersey Nets
2012Tulsa 66ers
2012–2013JDA Dijon Basket
2013Tulsa 66ers
2013–2014Iowa Energy
2014Halcones Rojos Veracruz
2015Iowa Energy
2015–2016Kyoto Hannaryz
2016-2017Nishinomiya Storks
Career highlights and awards

Larry Owens (born January 8, 1983) is an American professional basketball player for Nishinomiya Storks of the Japanese B.League. He played college basketball for 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]

2014–15 season[edit]

On August 27, 2014, Owens signed with Halcones Rojos Veracruz of Mexico for the 2014–15 LNBP season.[13] In November 2014, he left the team after appearing in 13 games. On January 3, 2015, he was reacquired by the Iowa Energy.[14]

2015–16 season[edit]

On August 12, 2015, Owens signed with Kyoto Hannaryz of the Japanese bj league.[15]

Owens competes for Team 23 in The Basketball Tournament. He was a forward on the 2015 team who made it to the $1 million championship game, falling 67-65 to Overseas Elite.

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

Regular season[edit]

2010–11 San Antonio 7 0 4.4 .500 .333 .500 .6 .1 .3 .0 1.3
2010–11 Washington 5 0 22.4 .462 .500 .400 2.2 1.4 1.4 1.0 6.2
2011–12 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


  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". January 16, 2011. Retrieved January 17, 2011.
  4. ^ "Carmelo Anthony struggles as Spurs knock around Nuggets". January 16, 2011. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  5. ^ "Spurs Sign Larry Owens To Second 10-Day Contract". January 26, 2011. Retrieved January 26, 2011.
  6. ^ "Larry Owens Rejoins Tulsa 66ers". February 5, 2011. Retrieved February 6, 2011.
  8. ^ NETS Sign Larry Owens
  9. ^ NETS Sign Keith Bogans
  10. ^ "JDA Dijon signs Larry Owens". November 13, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  11. ^ 66ers Acquire No. 1 Overall Pick and Ben Uzoh Archived December 4, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Club Halcones Rojos Veracruz firma a Larry Owens Archived December 16, 2014, at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)
  14. ^ Iowa Energy Acquire Larry Owens
  15. ^ "Kyoto Hannaryz tabs Larry Owens". August 12, 2015. Retrieved September 4, 2015.

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