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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 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 NBA player statistics

4.1 Regular season 4.2 Playoffs

5 References 6 External links

Amateur career[edit] 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. 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.[1] 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.[2] In his junior season he was named Big East Player of the Year.[3]

Professional career[edit] 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 Golden State Warriors in exchange for high-scoring guard Mitch Richmond.[4] The trade broke up the popular "Run TMC" trio of Mitch Richmond, Tim Hardaway, and Chris Mullin; Owens' additional height compared to Richmond was the size that coach and general manager Don Nelson believed would complete the team.[5][6][7] Nelson said he "was under pressure to get [the team] bigger" to improve the Warriors from a good team to a great one.[8] Owens averaged over 15 points and nearly eight rebounds during his tenure with the Warriors, including an NBA All-Rookie First Team selection in 1992. The Warriors improved from 44 to 55 games won in his first season. However, he never provided his expected impact and played only three seasons with Golden State.[5][6] Owens spent ten seasons with the Warriors, Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings, Seattle SuperSonics, Philadelphia 76ers, and Detroit Pistons before a string of injuries finally took its toll. .[9]

International career[edit] He played for the US national team in the 1990 FIBA World Championship, winning the bronze medal.[10]

NBA player statistics[edit]

Legend

  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]

Year

Team

GP

GS

MPG

FG%

3P%

FT%

RPG

APG

SPG

BPG

PPG

1991–92

Golden State

80 77 31.4 .525 .111 .654 8.0 2.4 1.1 0.8 14.3

1992–93

Golden State

37 37 32.5 .501 .091 .639 7.1 3.9 0.9 0.8 16.5

1993–94

Golden State

79 72 34.7 .507 .200 .610 8.1 4.1 1.1 0.8 15.0

1994–95

Miami

70 60 32.8 .491 .091 .620 7.2 3.5 1.1 0.4 14.3

1995–96

Miami

40 40 34.7 .505 .000 .633 7.2 3.4 0.8 0.6 14.8

1995–96

Sacramento

22 11 27.0 .420 .417 .643 5.7 3.2 0.9 0.7 9.9

1996–97

Sacramento

66 56 30.2 .467 .347 .697 5.9 2.8 0.9 0.4 11.0

1997–98

Sacramento

78 78 30.1 .464 .371 .589 7.5 2.8 1.2 0.5 10.5

1998–99

Seattle

21 19 21.5 .394 .455 .800 3.8 1.8 0.6 0.2 7.8

1999–00

Philadelphia

46 7 20.0 .434 .333 .594 4.2 1.3 0.6 0.3 5.9

1999–00

Golden State

16 4 24.1 .380 .286 .595 6.8 2.4 0.4 0.3 6.4

2000–01

Detroit

45 14 17.6 .383 .150 .475 4.6 1.2 0.7 0.3 4.4

Career

600 475 29.4 .481 .291 .629 6.7 2.8 0.9 0.5 11.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year

Team

GP

GS

MPG

FG%

3P%

FT%

RPG

APG

SPG

BPG

PPG

1992

Golden State

4 4 39.3 .526 – .630 8.3 3.3 2.0 0.5 19.3

1994

Golden State

3 3 42.3 .500 .000 .750 10.0 4.3 1.3 0.7 19.7

1996

Sacramento

4 4 32.8 .441 .000 .500 6.5 3.5 1.0 0.3 8.3

Career

11 11 37.7 .496 .000 .644 8.1 3.6 1.5 0.5 15.4

References[edit]

^ http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1142560/index.htm Head Of The Class

^ "Billy Owens Stats". Sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on April 30, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 

^ "#30 Billy Owens". orangehoops.org. Archived from the original on February 19, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2015. 

^ Sports Illustrated

^ a b Howard-Cooper, Scott (August 23, 2011). "Time can't fade indelible mark Run TMC left on Warriors, NBA". NBA.com. Archived from the original on February 28, 2013. 

^ a b Hoffman, Benjamin (February 16, 2013). "Fascination Lingers for Three Stars of Warriors' Brief Run". The New York Times. Archived from the original on February 28, 2013. 

^ Wolff, Alexander (December 2, 1991). "The Golden West". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on February 28, 2013. 

^ Osborne, Ben (January 3, 2011). "Original Old School: Run & Shoot & Shoot…". SlamOnline.com. Archived from the original on March 1, 2013. 

^ http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG101141/index.htm Note From The Underground

^ 1990 USA Basketball Archived 2007-04-28 at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com NBA Draft Busts #13 Links to related articlesvteUnited States squad – 1989 Tournament of the Americas – Silver medal Bullard Corchiani Davis Dennis Laettner Matthews Monroe Owens Payton Perry Simmons Smith Coach: Cremins

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