Liberty has picked up a commitment from Owen Aquino, a 6’8″ forward from Eastern Florida State College. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Aquino was named the FCSAA Player of the Year after averaging 15 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 4.1 assists this past season, helping his team to a 26-4 record and conference championship. The 6’8″, 210 pound forward started all 31 games he played in while shooting 60.7% from the field. He also shot 30.6% from three while making 15 of 49 triples and shot 61.4% from the charity stripe. Aquino had 15 points or more in 16 games this season and scored over 20 five times while topping out at 29 twice. He had one triple double and nine double-doubles on the year.

Ranked as a top 50 national JUCO prospect, Aquino is originally from Madrid, Spain where he was invited to play with the Spain Under 20 national team at the European Championship in Greece. He averaged 4.7 points and 3.4 rebounds in the seven games for Spain. He previously played for the Spain Under 16 national team in the European Championships in 2019.

Aquino will be poised to step into Liberty’s frontcourt and go alongside Zach Cleveland in the 2024-25 season.