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Chris Owens (basketball)

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.

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 40)
Akron, Ohio
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High schoolDuncanville (Duncanville, Texas)
NBA draft2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 48th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career2002–2015
PositionPower forward
Career history
2002–2003Memphis Grizzlies
2004Cedar Rapids River Raiders
2004–2005Banca Nuova Trapani
2006Sioux Falls Skyforce
2006–2007ALBA Berlin
2010BCM Gravelines
2011–2012Cedevita Zagreb
2014–2015Argentino de Junín

College careerEdit

Owens played one year at Tulane University before moving at The University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated in 2002.[1]

Professional careerEdit

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,[2] 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.[3]

In 2005, he moved to CB Granada of the ACB League, but he was released in January 2006.[4] 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.[5] 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]

Personal lifeEdit

He is the great-nephew of 1930s African-American track and field star, Jesse Owens,[5] who won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

NBA career statisticsEdit

  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. ^ Chris Owens at Texas Longhorns.
  2. ^ "NBA Draft Board". Archived from the original on March 9, 2011. Retrieved January 29, 2011.
  3. ^ Chris Owens at
  4. ^ "Granada splits with Chris Owens". January 18, 2006. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  5. ^ a b Jesse Owens's great-nephew to play in Berlin.
  6. ^ "Galatasaray signs Chris Owens". October 1, 2007. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  7. ^ "Panellinios tabs Haywood Chris Owens". February 18, 2010. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  8. ^ "Gravelines Dunkerque land Haywood Owens". September 5, 2010. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  9. ^ Chris Owens at French League.
  10. ^ "AZOVMASH tabs veteran Owens". November 1, 2010. Archived from the original on July 21, 2013. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  11. ^ "KK Cedevita lands Chris Owens". July 4, 2011. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  12. ^ "Haywood Owens next to Finland". Retrieved August 17, 2013.
  13. ^ Haywood Chris Owens es el nuevo extranjero de Argentino

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