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81. Owen Gillen
Hometown: Totowa, NJ
High School: Passaic Valley
Position: Forward
Height: 6-5
Weight: 210
Years on Team: 1963-65
Highlights:
#11 Scorer By Decade (1961-70)
#11 Career Rebound Avg.


A tough, resilient forward, 6-5 Owen Gillen proved to be one of Georgetown's most consistent rebounders during the 1960's.

Gillen arrived at Georgetown a second team all-state selection from Passaic Valley HS and a Dell Sports All-America selection, but was somewhat unknown among the Hoyas' promising 1966 recruiting class. A 14 point, 10 rebound effort in the 1963-64 season opener versus Maryland brought Gillen some local attention, and by mid-season he became one of the team's most valuable front court players.

A 23 point effort over Canisius was a season high that year, with strong efforts in wins over Fordham and Rutgers along with losses to Boston College and Holy Cross. For the season, Gillen led the team in rebounding and finished second in scoring for a Georgetown team that won its most games (15) since 1953.

Gillen was not able to start the 1964-65 season until January, the result of a nine game suspension by the NCAA over participation in an off-season AAU tournament. Gillen returned to form upon his return, scoring 18 against Navy and 16 against Delaware. For his abbreviated 14 game schedule, Gillen averaged 13 points and seven rebounds a game, second to Jim Barry in both categories.

In the fall of 1965, Owen Gillen did not return for his senior year, a departure noted by the HOYA as "for academic reasons". Years later, Gillen's statistics continue to distinguish his efforts for the team. His rebound average still ranks 11th all time and his career scoring average was seventh among players from the 1960's. Among athletes that played only two seasons, his 8.6 rebound average trails only Jerome Williams (1994-96).


Season

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

1963-64 25 227 357 14.1
1964-65 14 107 184 13.0

Total

39 334 541 13.9
 
Top 25 Career Rankings By Statistic

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

Total

* * * * * * * * * * * 11th * * * * * *

Game Records Game High Game Low
Minutes Played Not Recorded Not Recorded
Points 23 (1/7/64) Not Recorded
Field Goals Made Not Recorded Not Recorded
Field Goals Attempted Not Recorded Not Recorded
3 Point FG Not Applicable Not Applicable
3 Point FG Attempted Not Applicable Not Applicable
Free Throws Made Not Recorded Not Recorded
Free Throws Attempted Not Recorded Not Recorded
Offensive Rebounds Not Applicable Not Applicable
Total Rebounds 13 (2/29/64) Not Recorded
Assists Not Recorded Not Recorded
Turnovers Not Recorded Not Recorded
Blocked Shots Not Recorded Not Recorded
Steals Not Recorded Not Recorded

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