Owens says one schools sticks out

Four-star big man Alex Owens says three schools are prioritizing him, plus one school is starting to stick out from the bunch. Who is Owens' current leader?

Alex Owens, a 6-foot-8, 235-pound post player out of Orlando (Fla.) Oak Ridge, is already an established name among recruiting circles. But the four-star recruit is still picking up new scholarship offers.

Sunday afternoon at the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions in Suwanee (Ga.), Owens told Scout.com that he recently added offers from Memphis, Tennessee and Providence.

"Those are my last three offers," Owen said.

Owens said the other schools strong involved in his recruitment are LSU, UCF, Florida and Florida State. He said there are a few schools starting to prioritize him.

"I'd say UCF and LSU," he responded when asked who was recruiting him the hardest. "Them and Tennessee. They are just kind of different."

LSU has been involved with Owens for quite some time and rumors have circulated that the Tigers are currently his favorite. He confirmed that notion.

"Right now that's the one that's in the front," Owens said about LSU.

"I just like the coaching staff and their relationships with their players," he added.

Owens said he hasn't taken a visit to LSU yet, but plans to "soon."

On the court, Owens, who is averaging five points and nearly eight rebounds a game through three EYBL games, showed up this spring in great shape.

"Last AAU session playing with [Each One Teach One] I was a little out of shape," Owens said. "I wanted to come back and get better and come back for another Peach Jam."

Owens said he's been working on his interior game, but also on showing versatility.

"I've been learning my post moves and playing more in the post," Owens said. "I'm actually playing on the perimeter a lot more and dribbling. Coach allows me to switch my game up a little bit."

Owens is currently ranked No. 96 overall and as the No. 18 center in the 2015 recruiting class.


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