Thursday, October 11, 2001

SINA Lions 2001-02 Imports

Andre Owens 200cm/95kg, 1971
Team player, great in defense, athletic and physical, can play the 1/2/3. Too unselfish at times.Transferred from Lousiana State to Oklahoma State in college. When playing for LSU in 1993 he started 14 games at the point guard, 10 games at the shooting guard and 2 at the small forward spot which is an indication of how all round Owens game is. Will play all three positions,very quick feet,get him free often,excellent going to the hoop or from three.

93-94: LSU (NCAA)
94-95: Oklahoma St. (NCAA): 7.6ppg, 3.4rpg
95-96: Oklahoma St. (NCAA) Big8 2nd Team -Pre96
96: Gaiteros (VEN) - URU
96-97: Ortakoy (TUR): was released during the season by Ortakoy (TUR) and signed with Deportivo Roca (ARG)
97-98: Villeurbanne (FRA): 35,000FF/month, injured in Nov.'97, did not play till Apr.'98 : 11.7ppg, 4.2rpg
98-99: Chalon (FRA): 4.3apg, 13.7ppg, 3.4rpg
99-00: Chalon (FRA): in Aug.'99 underwent shoulder surgery and did not play for 2 months

Eric Taylor 204cm/109kg, 1976
Made a name for himself at St. Francis (PA) for his remarkable rebounding ability. Finishing second in the country in rebounding, Taylor is somewhat of a specialist, though he can score a bit too.

94-95: St.Francis, PA (NCAA): 7.9ppg, 6.3rpg Northeastern Conference All-Newcomer Team 1995.
95-96: St.Francis, PA (NCAA): 8ppg, 6.6rpg
96-97: St.Francis, PA (NCAA): 14.6ppg, RebNCAA-6(11.3) First Team All-NEC 1997
97-98: St.Francis, PA (NCAA):17.6ppg, RebNCAA-2(11.9) First Team All-NEC 1998
98: Portsmouth Invitational Tournament
98-99: Gravelines (FRA): was released in Aug.'98 and signed the same month by Maurienne (FRA2): 11games: 9.1ppg, 7.8rpg, in Nov.'98 got injured
99-00: Nov. '99 Training Camp with Cincinnati S. (IBL)
99-00: Independiente (ARG), in Nov.'99 signed by Cincinnati S. (IBL)

(Thanks to Massimo Bertele)