Tariq Owens
Tariq  Owens

RS Junior

Odenton, Md.

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 205



St. John's Takes Down DePaul 79-73 in Big East Matchup

Marcus Lovett scores 22 points to lead St. John's to 2-0 in conference play


St. John's vs. Georgetown (USATSI)

Photos from St. John's men's basketball vs. Georgetown - Wednesday, March 7, 2018


St. John's vs. Providence (USATSI)

Photos from St. John's men's basketball vs. Providence - Saturday, March 3, 2018


St. John's vs Butler (USATSI)

St. John's vs Butler


St. John's vs. Marquette

Photos from the Red Storm's matchup with Marquette at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Feb. 21, 2018.


Men's Basketball vs. Marquette

Photos from the Red Storm's 86-78 win over Marquette on Feb. 10, 2018, at Carnesecca Arena.

As a Redshirt Junior (2017-18)
Played in all 33 games for the Red Storm, making 26 starts… ranked fifth on the team in scoring with 8.9 points per game and second on the squad with 5.9 rebounds per outing… led the BIG EAST and ranked 11th in the nation with 2.85 blocks per game… ranked eighth nationally in total blocks (94)… tied for second on the St. John’s single-season blocks list… one of only two players in St. John’s history alongside Chris Obekpa to tally more than 90 blocks in a season… his 163 rejections in two years at St. John’s were good enough for fifth on the program’s career record list… had five games with five or more blocks, including a career-high eight against Georgetown (Jan. 9)… scored in double figures on 11 occasions and recorded a pair of double-doubles… set a pair of career highs with 19 points and 14 rebounds against Seton Hall on New Year’s Eve… had 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting and grabbed 11 boards against Sacred Heart (Dec. 2)… tallied a then career-high 17 points against No. 16 Arizona State (Dec. 8)… scored 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting in the Red Storm’s win over No. 4 Duke (Feb. 3).

As a Redshirt Sophomore (2016-17)
Played in 32 games, eight of which were starts in his first year on the court with the Red Storm... ranked first on the team, first in the BIG EAST and 31st in the NCAA with 2.2 blocks per game... recorded four or more blocks on 10 occasions... tied for sixth all-time on the SJU single-season blocks list (69)... tallied nine points, five blocks and four rebounds in his SJU debut against Bethune-Cookman (Nov. 11)... had five points and seven boards against Binghamton (Nov. 14)... recorded four points, three rebounds and two blocks against Michigan State (Nov. 23)... dished out two assists, grabbed three boards and blocked a shot against VCU (Nov. 24)... set a career-high with six rejections at Tulane (Dec. 2)... had five points, seven rebounds and four blocks against CSUN (Dec. 5)... scored a then career-high 10 points and blocked four shots against Fordham (Dec. 8)... blocked four shots and grabbed five boards versus LIU Brooklyn (Dec. 11)... set career-highs with 11 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and three steals against Penn State (Dec. 18)... recorded at least four blocks for the fifth time in his last six games with four rejections at Syracuse, also scored nine points and grabbed five boards (Dec. 21)... had a game-saving offensive rebound in the closing second of the Red Storm's win over No. 13 Butler (Dec. 29)... tallied nine points, five rebounds and four blocks at DePaul (Jan. 1)... scored a career-high 12 points and grabbed five boards against Creighton (Jan. 4)... narrowly missed a double-double with 10 points , nine rebounds and four blocks vs. DePaul (Jan. 16)... had seven points, six rebounds and four blocks against Xavier (Jan. 29)... Scored no points, but collected 11 rebounds and blocked three shots vs. Marquette (Feb. 1)... recorded his second career double-double with 10 points, 12 boards and four blocks against Seton Hall (Feb. 11)... had seven points and five rebounds in the Red Storm's BIG EAST Tournament victory over Georgetown (3/8).

As a Sophomore (2015-2016)
Redshirted the 2015-2016 season per NCAA transfer requirements.

As a Freshman at Tennessee (2014-2015)
Appeared in 28 games … started five contests and was first off the bench six times … averaged 7.6 minutes per game and tied for third on the team in blocks (13), including eight in SEC contests … averaged 1.2 points and 1.1 rebounds for the season … led team in blocks five times … started four of 17 SEC appearances, averaging 1.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in conference games … scored a season-high seven points and had three rebounds in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals against Arkansas (March 13) … recorded six points, three rebounds and one block in a start at LSU (March 4) … had five points, three rebounds and one block against top-ranked Kentucky (Feb. 17) … recorded four points, two rebounds and one block in first SEC start against Mississippi State (Feb. 3) … made first-career start against Kansas State in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge (Dec. 6) … college debut came against VCU (Nov. 14) at the Veterans Classic.

Before College
A four-star, top-100 prospect … spent post-graduate year at Mt. Zion Prep School in Baltimore, where he was coached by Rodrick Harrison … rated the eighth-best prospect in the state of Maryland … attended St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel, Md., before enrolling at Mt. Zion … played AAU ball for the Baltimore's Finest program.

Tariq Amir Owens … born in Utica, N.Y. … son of Renard and the late Cassandra Owens … has two sisters, Napheissa and Sadiyyah … majoring in sport management.

Tariq Owens Profile
Favorite athlete: Michael Jordan
Favorite dessert: Strawberry shortcake
Favorite video game: Mortal Kombat
Favorite actor: Denzel Washington
Favorite candy: Twix


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