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BILLY EUGENE OWENS (born May 1, 1969) is an American former professional basketball player who played for several teams in the National Basketball
Basketball
Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Syracuse . Born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania , Owens played for Carlisle High School .

CONTENTS

* 1 Amateur career * 2 Professional career * 3 International career * 4 References * 5 External links

AMATEUR CAREER

As a high school senior, Owens averaged 34 points per game, and helped lead Carlisle High School (Pennsylvania) to four consecutive state titles. He was considered to be the second best prep player of 1988, behind Alonzo Mourning
Alonzo Mourning
. Owens and Mourning were co-MVP's in the McDonald's' Game. Throughout his career, Owens drew some comparisons to Magic Johnson due to his great versatility, ball handling and passing skills for his height.

In his three seasons with Syracuse he averaged 17.9 points , 8.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.1 steals per game out of 103 games. In his junior season he was named Big East Player of the Year .

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

As a 6'8" small forward /shooting guard from Syracuse University , he was selected by the Sacramento Kings in the 1991 NBA draft . However, after Owens remained a holdout beyond the start of the regular season, he was traded to the