By Nicholas Huenefeld/Owens Sports Information
Toledo, Ohio---The Owens Community College men's basketball program has added 2015-16 Toledo City League co-player of the year Larry Green (Scott/Toledo, Ohio) for the 2017-18 season.
Green, who actually transferred to Owens in January 2017 and practiced with the team the second half of last season, joins previous signees Yavari Hall, a 6-4 guard from Warrensville Heights (OH) High School, and Julian Egbo, a 6-8 center from Rogers (OH) High School.
"Larry is a kid I've watched since the eighth grade," said Owens men's basketball head coach Dennis Springs. "He can really shoot the ball, has a great handle and is a pesky on the ball defender."
Green, who initially enrolled at Oakland (Mich.) Community College out of high school, was First Team All-Toledo City League, First Team All-District and Honorable Mention All-Ohio as a senior at Scott High School in addition to being the City League Player of the Year. He was a four-year varsity starter at Scott, and he will retain freshman eligibility at Owens this year.
Stay tuned to OwensExpress.com over the next few days for additional signing stories.
Springs is entering his first full season as the head coach of the Owens men's basketball program in 2017-18. Last year, he took over for Dave Clarke on Dec. 16 and led the team to a 16-5 record over the final 21 games. He had previously been an assistant with the program since the 2013-14 season.
The Owens men's basketball program, which finished 23-9 last year and advanced to the Region XII District 11 semifinals, has won at least 20 games in five of the past six seasons and 29 times overall in program history.
Over the past six seasons, Owens men's basketball has compiled a 141-53 (.729) record with two conference championships and one National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Final Four appearance. Overall, the program has captured 12 conference championships, eight Region XII championships and two national championships.