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St. John's graduate transfer Tariq Owens (Pallotti) picks Texas Tech over Maryland

St. John's graduate transfer Tariq Owens (Pallotti) picks Texas Tech over Maryland

Former St. John’s men’s basketball center Tariq Owens, a 6-foot-11, 205-pound Odenton native who will be eligible to play as a graduate transfer next season, announced Monday that he will finish his much-traveled college career at Texas Tech.

Owens, who graduated from St. Vincent Pallotti and spent a postgraduate year at Mount Zion Prep, picked the Red Raiders over Maryland and the Red Storm after his visit to Lubbock this past weekend. Owens had visited College Park earlier last week.

It marks the third stop for Owens, who began his career at Tennessee before transferring to St. John’s, where he was former Red Storm star and current coach Chris Mullin’s first...

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