One of three captains along with Troy Murphy and Todd Palmer...had been sidelined this season with a toe injury, a hip flexer and the flu...will miss the rest of the season with the toe injury...a scholarship player this season after spending the previous three years as a walk-on...hard-working player who does an excellent job inside the key and is a gritty rebounder.
AS A SENIOR: Started the senior night game vs. Syracuse (March 1) and scored two points in five minutes...played two minutes and had three rebounds and a steal against Syracuse (Jan. 16)...scored two points in one minute against Arizona (Nov. 24)...played eight minutes vs. Vanderbilt (Dec. 4) and had two rebounds....played three minutes vs. Villanova (Feb. 8).
Will be a scholarship player this season after spending the previous three years as a walk-on ... played in the first 18 games of last season coming off the bench and made his first collegiate start vs. Seton Hall (Jan. 19) and then started again vs. West Virginia (Feb. 14) ... hard-working player who does an excellent job inside the key and is a gritty rebounder.
AS A JUNIOR: Came off the bench vs. Providence (Jan. 30) and had six points and a career-high seven rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes of action ... came off the bench vs. Rutgers (Jan. 23) and played 16 minutes, scoring four points, and played 11 minutes off the bench against Boston College (Jan. 21) ... had a career-high seven points vs. Connecticut (Jan. 12) and also had four rebounds vs. the Huskies ... had five points with two rebounds vs. Villanova (Jan. 16) ... scored four points vs. Duke (Nov. 26) and had six rebounds vs. Central Michigan (Dec. 5) ... hit key layup vs. Providence (Dec. 8) with 3:16 left to play to extend Irish lead to six points.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played a career-high 19 minutes vs. Miami (Feb. 22) and scored two points with three rebounds...scored two points and two rebounds vs. Georgetown (Feb. 7)...played a then-career-high 12 minutes vs. the Hoyas...had three rebounds vs. Dartmouth (Dec. 22)...also played seven minutes vs. Rutgers (Jan. 11).
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in one game in 1996-97 for two minutes vs. New Hampshire (Dec. 10)..had a blocked shot and two steals.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Attended Loyola College Prep in Shreveport, La. ...played basketball for coach Brock Kantrow and team was ranked eighth in state in senior year...averaged 13 points per game and 11 rebounds in senior year and 11 points per game as a junior with nine rebounds...is leading career rebounder in school history...played in Shreveport/Bossier Senior Classic...team was two-time conference champion and he was two-time all-conference pick...was team captain and team MVP in senior year...also played football in high school at tight end and defensive end...had 62 career tackles with six receptions for 92 yards...in senior year, had 14 tackles with one reception for 15 yards...member of National Honor Society and senior class president...youngest of three children...full name is Skylard Brashawn Owens...born 4-21-78 in Shreveport, La. ...enrolled in College of Business Administration with a major in accounting and computer applications.
Owens' Career Highs
Skylard Owens' Career Statistics
Game-By-Game in '98-'99
Owens' Career Stats vs. The BIG EAST