All-State: Cowan twins will go separate ways after All-State week

Courtney and Corey Cowan have done just about everything together, even when it comes to making All-State basketball rosters.
by Scott Wright Modified: July 25, 2012 at 9:33 pm •  Published: July 25, 2012

TULSA — Courtney and Corey Cowan have done just about everything together — starting in the womb.

The twins from Kansas High School grew up competing against each other in basketball and, as Corey says, “mostly everything else.”

They were Kansas' basketball homecoming king and queen, which nullified the traditional kiss.

“We did a handshake and a chest-bump,” Courtney said.

All of that history made for a special week that started with a phone call on Tuesday.

That's when David Cowan found out that Corey had been added to the All-State boys basketball team as a replacement for the East squad that will play Thursday night at Oral Roberts University.

Courtney was already on the girls team and scored 10 points in the Small East's 83-64 win Wednesday night. She was at the movies with her teammates on Tuesday when she received the call that her brother was coming, too.

“I didn't believe him,” she said with a laugh. “He was like, ‘No, I'm already here.' It was crazy. He's worked really hard, so this is great.”

Corey shared that same disbelief when he found out earlier in the day from his grandparents, David and Gloria Cowan, who adopted the twins when they were toddlers.

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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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