Shipley High Grad Follows Father’s Footsteps, Joins Syracuse University Basketball

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Chaz Owens, a Shipley High School graduate and son of NBA star, Billy Ownes, is following in his father’s footsteps by heading to Syracuse University to play basketball. Image via Syracuse.com.

Chaz Owens, a Shipley High School graduate and son of NBA star, Billy Ownes, is following in his father’s footsteps by heading to Syracuse University to play basketball, writes Mike Waters for the Syracuse.com.

Owens had always hoped to one day play for Syracuse since he was a boy as his father remains one of the greatest players in the Orange’s history. His uncle, Michel, also played for the school and his mother and sister are both Syracuse graduates.

“It was a dream to play in the Carrier Dome,” Owens said.

Owens finally realized his dream in September, when Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim extended a scholarship offer to him. For the young player, the whole experience was surreal.

“I know when I first got up here, I was taking everything in,” he said. “When I finally hit the court, I was like, ‘Wow, I’m really a Syracuse basketball player.’”

As a senior the Bryn Mawr high school, Owens averaged 11.4 points and 8.2 rebounds. As a guard who boasts size, athleticism, and versatility he has a lot to offer to his new team.

Read more about Chaz Owens at the Syracuse.com by clicking here.

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