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Posted On: 10/9/18 9:43 AM
2019 wing Andrew Owens has been one of the more sought after wings in the 2019 class. A guy who fits really well at the NAIA/DII level as a shooter, defender, and energy guy with good size. Over the last few months, teams in the area have been trying to put themselves into good positions to be able to land his services.
On Sunday, Owens came off the board and it came from a team that had just offered a few days before. Andrew committed to Findlay on Sunday night after picking up an offer from them Friday. He will now play for the Oilers in the Great Midwest Conference with teams from Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky.
Along with Findlay, Andrew had offers from Indiana Tech, Saint Francis, Salem, Air Force, Marian, and Grand Valley State.
For Andrew, he’s going to fit in well from a skill perspective. He’s able to create his own shot from the wing and play in transition which bodes well for a conference that has some teams that are going to run and some that are going to be a little more locked down defensively. That versatility will play well when looking at early playing time.
At the level, Owens could end up being a stalwart over the coming years in that league as Findlay is one of the most consistently successful DII teams in the Midwest. Coming from Carmel (IN), he’s going to have the ability to defend early on and a high IQ of the game that should let him pick things up pretty quickly.