GCU, Nicholls St among those interested in Matt Owies | U17 Men’s Squad College Updates #2

Matt Owies is one of the purest point guards in the country and his recruitment is beginning to pick up. The 6'0 guard out of Melbourne, Victoria has received interest from Grand Canyon University, Boise State and Nicholls State.

Matt Owies | Courtesy FIBA - via Basketball Australia

Grand Canyon University has created a pipeline to search for more Aussie talent, most recently acquiring Gerard Martin for their 2014-2015 season. Boise State is also quite proactive in their search for Australian talent, with 3 Australians currently on their roster.

Owies has been a regular in the Australian U17 squad for over a year now and has proven to be one of the most consistent point guards in the country. He'd be considered one of the premier point guards for the Class of 2016 in the country, averaging 3.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 2.7 apg for the Australian U17 squad at the FIBA Oceania Men's Championship series vs New Zealand late last year.

In April he was a member of the Victoria Metro squad that won gold at the U18's Australian Junior Championships - averaging 8 ppg, 3.7 rpg and 3.8 apg while shooting 32% from the field.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYQE4W1RBlM

Over the next few days we’ll continue to bring you the latest recruitment updates for the Australian U17 Men’s team as they prepare for their FIBA U17 World Championship campaign.

The FIBA U17 World Championships begins on the 8th of August in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with the Australian U17 team tipping off against Japan at 7:30pm (AEST).