Chris Owens (basketball)

Chris Owens (basketball)
Chris Owens
Owens (left), going for a dunk, while playing with Galatasaray, during the 2007-08 season.
Owens (left), going for a dunk, while playing with Galatasaray, during the 2007-08 season.
Position Power Forward
Height 6 ft 8.5 in (2.04 m)
Weight 250 lb (110 kg)
Team KK Cedevita
Born March 1, 1979 (1979-03-01) (age 32)
Akron, Ohio, USA
College Tulane University (1997-98)
University of Texas (1999-02)
Draft 2nd round, 48th overall, 2002
Milwaukee Bucks
Pro career 2002–present
Career history Memphis Grizzlies (2002-03)
Cedar Rapids (2004)
Trapani (2004-05)
Granada (2005-06)
Sioux Falls Skyforce (2006)
Panionios (2006)
ALBA Berlin (2006-07)
Galatasaray (2007-08)
Donetsk (2008-10)
Panellinios (2010)
BCM Gravelines (2010)
BC Azovmash (2010-2011)
Medal record
Men’s Basketball
Competitor for  United States
Summer Universiade
Bronze 2001 Beijing Team competition

Haywood Christopher "Chris" Owens (born March 1, 1979 in Akron, Ohio, USA) is an American professional basketball player. He is a 6'8½" (2.04 m), 250 lb. (113 kg) power forward. 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. Chris Owens, coincidentally, played professional basketball in Berlin, with ALBA Berlin. He currently plays for KK Cedevita in Croatia.


Pro career

After playing college basketball at both Tulane University and the University of Texas, Owens was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2nd round of the 2002 NBA Draft, but he was then traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. He played in one NBA game with the Grizzlies.

NBA career statistics

  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. ^ Jesse Owens's great-nephew to play in Berlin.

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