Red Raiders Look To Snap A 13-Game Losing Streak In The Month Of February
Toured with the Big 12 All-Star Team in Europe in August ... averaged 9.7 points per game ... third with 4.5 boards per game ... 59.1 percent from the field.
Missed the season after undergoing surgery to his left ankle prior to fall workouts ... received a redshirt season.
Team's leading rebounder with a 7.0 per game average and the third-leading scorer with a 10.4 mark ... led the team in rebounding in 13 games ... set a career-high with 23 points against Texas-San Antonio in the season-opener ... grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds against New Mexico State ... nine field goal attempts and 14 makes against UTSA set career-highs ... very strong player inside ... scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds against Texas-Pan American ... registered 21 points in conference opener against Baylor on 7-for-8 from the field ... tied a career-high with 18 rebounds against Pepperdine ... also blocked a career-high three shots against Pepperdine and Nebraska ... missed the Iowa State game due to a sprained left ankle ... did not start at Texas A&M due to injury ... selected to the Big 12's all-underrated team by a panel of reporters that cover the league.
Played in all eight games for the Houston Select All-Star Team, which toured China in August?coached by Rice's Willis Wilson?team, which included Oklahoma's Renzi Stone and Baylor's Leon Morris, posted a 5-3 record?averaged 8.4 points?fourth on the squad in total points?shot 77.8 percent from the free throw line.
Tied for sixth in Big 12 with 7.7 rebounds?third in the league with 5.8 defensive rebounds?in league games, tied for second with 8.4 rebounds and was first with 6.9 defensive rebounds?moved into starting role at forward last season, making first career start in season-opener at SMU?had six double-doubles?had 10 or more rebounds eight times and seven or more 15 times?scored in double figures 15 times?had double-doubles late in season at Texas A&M (2/21) (12, 14) and Nebraska (10, 10)?scored a team-high 15 points against Oklahoma (2/28) in regular-season finale?did not play at Colorado due to concussion suffered in the first half against Texas A&M (2/7)?returned to starting lineup against Texas (2/14), scoring 12 points with four rebounds in 32 minutes?did not start against Baylor (1/13), but returned to starting lineup in the next game at Texas (1/11) and tallied game and career highs with 22 points and 18 rebounds?grabbed 16 rebounds and scored 11 points against Baylor (1/13) off the bench?tallied first double-double of career with 14 points and 10 boards at Old Dominion?also had double-double against Southwest Missouri State with 12 points and 12 rebounds?scored in double figures seven times in first nine games.
Rookie played in 24 games all off the bench en route to earning first collegiate letter?scored a season-high seven points against Nebraska?had a season-high tying five rebounds at Iowa State?also had five rebounds against Baylor?scored his first points (six) against UT-San Antonio?grabbed three rebounds versus New Mexico?made his collegiate debut off the bench against Southern Mississippi.
Led Santa Fe High School to a 33-6 record for coach Wes Jones?squad advanced to the 4A semifinals in its first-ever trip to the post-season?averaged 20 points and 13 rebounds as a senior?Texas City Sun's Boy All-Bay Area Super Basketball Team player of the year?honored as all-state by TABC and Associated Press?player of the year for Galveston County and District 24-4A?three time all-district.
Full name is James Clifford Owens?born in Texas City, Texas on Jan. 23, 1978?son of James and Carol Owens?chose Texas Tech over Arizona State, Houston and SMU?made visits to both Arizona State and Houston ... majoring in English.