BRISTOL, Tenn. – Mack Owens led the King University men's basketball team to a pair of Conference Carolinas wins last week, and on Monday he was recognized by the league. Owens posted a pair of double-doubles to earn Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Player of the Week.
Owens had a spectacular week, leading the Tornado to wins in their first two Conference Carolinas games, shooting 70.6 percent from the field and 50.0 percent from three-point range. The Abingdon, Va., native averaged a double-double, scoring 15.0 points and grabbing 11.5 rebounds per game.
Owens started the week with 16 points and 12 rebounds, shooting 66.7 percent from the floor in an 83-69 win over North Greenville University. On the big stage when King faced Limestone College on ESPN3 in the NCAA Division II Showcase, Owens excelled again, posting his fourth double-double of the season. In the contest, Owens scored 14 points and added 11 rebounds while shooting 75.0 percent from the floor.
This marks the first time in his career Owens has been named Conference Carolinas Men's Basketball Player of the Week.
King takes to the road this weekend to take on Salem International University and Lynn University. The Tornado square off with Salem International at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday night in Salem, W.Va. King then faces Lynn on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Salem.