An interesting news item came out this week, as it appears that former Boston College basketball player Garland Owens will be playing a post graduate year at Maryland....in football:
Garland Owens is trying to transition from BC basketball to Maryland football, Greg Paulus-style.https://t.co/xPNNQ5Myta— Testudo Times (@testudotimes) May 17, 2017
Owens, a 6’5 wing, was known as a very athletic player during his time at Boston College with multiple highlight reel dunks. He was a bench player during his senior season, averaging 1.9 points per game, along with 2.3 rebounds and .8 assists. There is no word on what position he will be playing for the Terrapins, but the Testudo Times article says that he may be a tight end.
Football may be a new sport for Owens, or at least he wasn’t recruited for it coming out of high school in Maryland. Tight end sounds like it could be a great fit for Owens as he could use his athleticism to go up and get the ball against linebackers who might not have the jump he has.
Good luck with Maryland Garland.