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Tariq Owens Enjoys Seton Hall; Tennessee, Dayton Up Next
Tariq Owens, a 6-foot-10 power forward from Baltimore Mount Zion Prep, enjoyed his trip to Seton Hall Friday and is still planning visits to Tennessee May 15 and Dayton at a date TBD, his father told SNY.tv.
Owens obtained his release from Ohio after coach Jim Christian departed for Boston College.
“We spent the whole day there,” Renard Owens said of Seton Hall. “They would use his versatility and his athleticism as a stretch four both inside and outside. He can guard on the perimeter. He’s got good length, he’s tall, and he’s agile and athletic enough to play some guards.”
Next up is a trip to Tennessee May 15 and then Dayton sometime after that.
“We’re trying to get Dayton on the schedule, but I gotta confirm that with my job,” said Renard, who works as a police officer.
Owens visited Temple last weekend.
“The Temple visit went well, we haven’t had a bad visit yet,” Renard said.
Owens also holds offers from Marquette, Florida State, Central Florida, UNLV, Washington, San Jose State and others, Renard said.
Ownes may still take other visits.
“My schedule is kind of hectic,” Renard said.
“The important thing is that the schools that are recruiting him have a need for a player like Tariq.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
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