Letterman ... talented point guard who will contend for significant playing time in 2004-05 ... made immediate impact on program last fall ... earned starting point guard role in preseason camp ... maintained that spot early before seeing reserve duty for much of remainder of campaign ... impressive ballhandler ... prototypical point guard who can shoot from the outside, create off the dribble and find the open man ... strong player able to find open passing and dribbling lanes among bigger frontcourt players ... struggled with inconsistency as a plebe but expected to become a steady contributor in the backcourt this winter ... hard-nosed defender.
As a freshman: drew court time in 26 games, missing only the New Hampshire contest ... started nine times ... averaged 5.4 ppg. and 2.0 rpg. ... shot .348 from the floor, .338 from three-point range and .700 from the line ... ranked fourth on the team in scoring ... listed third in assists (30) ... opened with lead cast in first six contests ... drew just three starts thereafter ... scored career-high 17 points against Sacred Heart in just third career appearance ... hit on 4 of 6 three-point shots versus the Pioneers ... enjoyed three double-digit scoring games on the year, including a 13-point effort at American and a 10-point showing opposite New York Maritime ... set Christl Arena record with six steals against Maritime ... registered nine points on three other occasions, including against Columbia in his first collegiate game ... dished out career-high five assists in February visit to Lehigh.
High School: garnered four varsity letters in basketball at Oak Hill High in Converse, Ind. ... earned two letters in football and one letter in baseball ... toiled for coach Flava Sirk on the hardwood ... averaged 24.0 ppg., 3.0 rpg. and 5.5 apg. as a senior ... ranked seventh in the state of Indiana in scoring during final campaign ... his 479 points as a senior marked the 10th highest season total in school history ... exploded for 44 points in one game as a senior ... only five players in the state had higher point totals in a game that year ... led basketball squad to one regional title and two sectional championships ... named county's MVP and first-team all-area ... accorded all-state honorable mention plaudits as well ... captured the Grant 4 Tournament "Sportsmanship Award" as a senior ... played point guard on the hardwood ... was a pitcher and centerfielder on the diamond ... quarterbacked the grid squad.
Personal: given name is Travis Neil Owsley ... born Feb. 23, 1985 ... parents' names are Gary and Margaret Owsley ... father, Gary, retired from the Army ... a member of the National Honor Society ... presented with Oak Hill's "Academic Athlete" Award ... major is undeclared.