Bethune-Cookman transfer to enroll at Chicago State


Several days after leaving the Bethune-Cookman program, leading scorer Clemmye Owens will transfer to Chicago State, according to Corey Albertson of Prep Hoops Ohio.

On Tuesday, Albertson was the first to report that Owens and Bethune-Cookman reserve guard Tony Kynard both decided to transfer. Albertson later reported on Friday night that Kynard is still weighing his options.

The 6-foot-1 Owens was a MEAC All-Rookie selection last season. He had avoided a sophomore slump during the 2014-15 season, averaging 15.3 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. Bethune-Cookman has limped to a 4-11 record, losing two of the last three without Owens in the lineup.

Owens will be joining a Chicago State program that has its own struggles. The Cougars are currently 4-13, and haven’t had a winning season since 2008-09.

Clarke Rosenberg, Chicago State’s only player averaging double figures, is a senior, but the Cougars have some young talent on the roster. Second-leading scorer Anthony Glover is a freshman and top rebounder Trayvon Palmer is a sophomore.

Owens will be eligible for the second semester of the 2015-16 season.