Tariq Owens

Height: 6-10
Weight: 205
College: Texas Tech
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 6/30/1995

Pros:

Solid finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Has stretch big potential
Good defender that can block many shots
Very good athlete
Very good motor
Good size to play inside
Has very good hands

 
Cons:

Still needs to improve his outside shot
Needs to improve his low post game
Can be too passive on offense
Needs to improve his rebounding
Can be undisciplined defensively
Must add strength
Old for a draft prospect, may have limited upside

Summary:

Tariq Owens is an athletic, high-motor big man that can finish numerous plays above the rim, and he also can stretch the floor as a shooter from beyond the arc.  His shot blocking skills and defensive skills could enable him to be a plus-level interior defender at the next level, but he will need to improve his rebounding and skill set on offense.

He played very well in his team’s win over USC, and Owens has an interesting skill set that could allow him to make an NBA team’s summer league roster in 2019.