Two years after leaving the Heights, former Men’s Basketball player Garland Owens finds himself on the Seattle Seahawks’ Rookie Minicamp roster. He will wear number 85 and tryout as a Wide Receiver.
While not known as a prolific scorer or a huge asset on the offensive side of the floor (3.5 PPG, .473 FG %, .304% 3P, 0.8 ORB, 0.8 AST, ), Owens certainly delivered quite the highlight-reel and momentum boost for the Eagles with his acrobatic dunks and sheer athleticism. The former Eagle set-out to transfer into the University of Maryland’s graduate program and walk-on as a tight-end for the Terps as a fifth year senior for last season. While this garnered a lot of hype, there is not much information as to what happened to him after that news leak in his times with the Terps (if that even did end up coming to fruition).
With his insane 45-inch vertical and ball-handling skills, it is no surprise that Owens would tryout as a member of the Seahawk’s receiving core. However, whether his basketball mindset and skills will transition well to the NFL remains to be seen. Either way, we wish the best of luck to Garland as he continues to chase his dream of playing at the professional level!
Re-live some of Garland’s SportsCenter caliber dunks below:
Here is the press release of the Seahawk’s Rookie Minicamp Roster (Courtesy of @Curtis_Crabtree):