- Spent a post-graduate year at Mt. Zion Prep School in Baltimore, where he was coached by Rodrick Harrison.
- Rivals.com rated Owens as the eighth-best prospect in the state of Maryland.
- Prior to the 2013-14 season, Owens was rated by Scout.com as a four-star, top-100 prospect.
- Attended St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel, Md., before enrolling at Mt. Zion.
- Initially signed with Ohio University in November 2013, but he was released from his NLI following a coaching change there.
- Played AAU ball for the Baltimore's Finest program.
- Full name is Tariq Amir Owens
- First name pronounced: TY-reek
- Born: June 30, 1995, in Utica, N.Y.
- Son of Renard and Cassandra Owens
- Academic major: Agricultural Leadership
- Recipient of the Bertelkamp Basketball Scholarship Endowment Fund