Ed Owen

National Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame Member Details

Year Inducted:






Ed Owen







Team History:

Indianapolis Olympians, Illinois Gizz Kids, Champaign-Urbana Black Knights, Long Beach Flying Wheels, Orange County Low Riders, Richmond Rimriders, Fresno Red Rollers



NWBA Service:

NWBA Vice President



Sports Biography:

Noted for having played with over 15 NWBA teams & has helped start wheelchair basketball programs globally. Has written two instructional manuals on wheelchair basketball. Played on 4 NWBA Championship Teams (1965-Indianapolis Crossroad Olympians, 1969-Illinois Gizz Kids, 1970-Illinois Gizz Kids, 1976-Orange County Raiders). Selected to NWBT All-Tournament Team 12 times. Winner of NWBT MVP Award 1974. Winner of Captain James S. Ure Sportsmanship Award 1966 & 1974. Holder or Co-Holder of 8 NWBT records. Five time member of USA Paralympic Basketball Team. Two time member of USA Gold Cup Basketball Team. Served as NWBA Vice President.