Owen Wells (basketball)

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Owen Wells
Personal information
Born(1950-12-09)December 9, 1950
Providence, Rhode Island
DiedApril 27, 1993(1993-04-27) (aged 42)
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolEnglish (Boston, Massachusetts)
CollegeDetroit Mercy
NBA draft1974 / Round: 5 / Pick: 77th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Playing career1974–1985
PositionSmall forward
Career history
1974–1975Houston Rockets
1975–1978Amsterdam Zapad Amstelveen
1978–1979Sinudyne Bologna
1979–1980Amsterdam Zapad Amstelveen
1980–1981Newcastle Falcons
1982–1983Sydney SuperSonics
1984–1985Tampa Bay Thrillers
1985Rhode Island Gulls
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Owen Wells (December 9, 1950–April 27, 1993) was an American basketball player. A 6'7" forward, he attended the University of Detroit Mercy and went to English High School in Boston, Massachusetts. Wells played 33 games for the Houston Rockets during the 1974-75 NBA season, averaging 3.0 points per game.

Wells also had a stint in Australia's National Basketball League with the Sydney Supersonics, during which time he won the NBL Most Valuable Player award in 1983.

Wells died in 1993 after suffering a stroke.[1]


  1. ^ Bob Ryan. "Wells was a fine ballplayer and a world-class citizen; Former English star expanded horizons". Boston Globe. April 30, 1993. 81.

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