When Josh Owens' career was halted by a sudden undisclosed medical condition, he tapped into his desire for adventure and education to help carry him not only through his obstacle, but straight to the top. Now that he has worked through his own personal obstacles, he is helping Stanford make a comeback of its own.
Owens is currently Stanford's leading scorer, averaging 12.4 and 5.9 rebounds per game. The 6-foot-8 senior forward has led his team to a 12-2 record (2-0 in conference) and No. 1 spot in the Pac 12.
"I do like travel and I do like to experience new things. In terms of how it relates to basketball, I'm always trying to learn something new," said Owens. "I'm always looking for an edge and trying to get as much information as I can."
That innate longing led him away from home at early age. Though he grew up in Atlanta, he was born in New Hampshire. Owens father told him about a place in New Hampshire named Phillips Exeter Academy that he used to deliver packages for Fe...