Agreed, the difference with Owona (I hope/think) is that his weight is typically listed between 225 and 240 which is pretty solid for a hight school kid. Also reports include phrases like, “imposing inside presence” – http://espn.go.com/high-school/boys-basketball/story/_/id/7208903/maryland.
Additionally, he played for Baltimore Elite in the EYBL so he has played against big time competition before. No idea if he is a legit possibility. After watching this team this year, and the classes they have been bringing in I think even more important than height, to a point at least, is that he has a solid build and enjoys contact. Two things I don’t think applies to anyone on the current roster. Whitfield and Chuku seem to have pretty good frames, but I wouldn’t call either a widebody, which is what I’m hoping for in whoever Reed signs next.