Josh Brown’s verbal commitment to Temple is done after the 2013 St. Anthony point guard and St. Anthony assistant coach Eric Harrield spoke again with Temple head coach Fran Dunphy Monday night.
“He verbally committed last night to Temple,” St. Anthony coach Bob Hurley told SNY.tv.
At 6-foot-2 and just a junior, Brown has a big upside going forward.
“He’s converting from being just an athlete, like a wing player,” said Hurley, coach of the reigning mythical national champs. “He’s been moved over to play the point and his on-the-job training began last April or so. In the first stage it’s gone very well. He has a good personality to be a point guard. He’s a very friendly kid. He’s a good talker. He plays extremely hard. To read more of this story, click here
Daniel Dingle is headed to Temple.
The 6-foot-7 forward from St. Raymond’s High School in The Bronx chose the Owls over Seton Hall, Auburn and Miami, his brother, Dana Dingle, told SNY.tv.
UMass, Maryland and Missouri had also been involved.
“I just like the whole atmosphere,” Dingle said. “I’m from The Bronx where it’s pretty diverse and Temple is also pretty diverse which really made me feel right at home.
“Also, the coaching staff and their drive and ambition to get guys better. I will bring a well rounded person, versatile player and competitor with a great work ethic.”
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BROOKLYN — The dominant theme at A-10 Media Day wasn’t Chris Mack’s Xavier team being installed as the preseason No. 1, or Xavier’s Tu Holloway and St. Bonaventure’s Andrew Nicholson leading the Preseason First Team.
No, the dominant topic was Temple’s potential move to the Big East and the ensuing dominoes that would fall.
A-10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade essentially said Temple had to do what it had to do on the football side, but that she hoped the school would remain in her league for other sports.
St. Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli said he couldn’t imagine the City of Brotherly Love, famously unsupportive of college football, supporting two Big East gridiron teams. To read more of this story, click here
JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Whatever else happens with conference realignment going forward, Rick Pitino wants Temple back in the Big East.
“To me, Temple’s perfect,” the Louisville coach told SNY.tv during an exclusive interview Tuesday at Hudson Catholic High School, which he was visiting on a recruiting trip. “They were already in the Big East. They are an excellent football program right now. They should’ve beaten Penn State. They blew out Maryland, who beats Miami. They’re 3-1
“And they’re a terrific school scholastically. They fit what we should’ve been doing from the beginning. They should’ve been our No. 1 priority four years ago, Temple, to get them back in. We made a mistake letting them go; they should’ve been our No. 1 priority.” To read more of this story, click here
Quenton DeCosey, a 6-5, 185-pound small forward from St. Joe’s in Metuchen, has committed to Temple.
“I chose Temple University mainly because of the coaching staff and the atmosphere and the distance,” DeCosey told SNY.tv. “It’s only an hour-and-a-half away.”
DeCosey also had offers from Penn State, West Virginia and Virginia Tech. To read more of this story, click here
PHILADELPHIA – The first game of the Kevin Willard Era at Seton Hall didn’t turn out the way the coach, the players or the anxious fan base wanted.
Not at all.
In Willard’s first official game since taking over for Bobby Gonzalez, the Pirates fell to No. 22 Temple, 62-56, at the Liacouras Center.
“I’m still getting used to these guys a little bit, and opening up here is probably not where you want to get used to them,” Willard said.
**Click here to read the full story at SNY.
**Rutgers coach Mike Rice also lost in his debut, falling to New Jersey rival Princeton, 78-73, in a spirited OT affair. Read Jerry Carino’s account here.
ELSEWHERE IN THE BIG EAST…
**Corey Fisher dropped 24 points and Maalik Wayns 15 as Villanova beat down Jay Wright’s alma mater, Bucknell, 68-52. Read it here.
**Alex Orakhi made SportsCenter with a nice swat and UConn downed Stony Brook, 79-52. Read the SNY story here.
**Jim Boeheim won his 830th career game — tying him for 5th all-time in Division 1 with Jim Phelan. Read it here.
**How do you know Georgetown is going to be guard-oriented? Chris Wright (19), Jason Clark (18), Austin Freeman (17) combined for 54 points as Georgetown fended off ODU, 62-59. Read it here.
**John Flowers poured in a career-high 16 points for West Virginia in a 95-71 rout of Oakland
**Ben Hansbrough scored 16 of his 20 in the first half in Notre Dame’s 98-61 rout of Georgia Southern
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Jarelle Reischel, a 6-foot-6, 204-pound wing from Point Pleasant Beach (N.J.) High, has shuffled his visits a bit.
Having already visited Rice officially, Reischel will visit Seton Hall Oct. 14, Georgetown Oct. 21, Penn State Oct. 30 and Temple at a date TBD.
“They’re all kind of equal,” he said Friday by phone. “I visited all of them unofficially. I’ll get a better feel for which school will lead after I take my official visits.”
Reischel was born in Hamburg, Germany because his father, Terry Carter, who was born on Long Island, was in the military. He is currently stationed in Kuwait. To read more of this story, click here
Jarelle Reischel, a 6-foot-6, 205-pound wing from Point Pleasant Beach (N.J.) High, has settled on five schools.
He visits Rice Thursday, Georgetown (Oct. 8), Seton Hall (Oct. 14), Penn State (Oct. 28) and Temple (TBD), according to his high school coach, Nick Catania.
“They’re all in a pretty good position,” Catania said. “They’ve all worked pretty hard at it. That’s coming from him.” To read more of this story, click here
NEW YORK — After Corey Fisher poured in 105 points in a summer league game Saturday night in The Bronx, Villanova coach Jay Wright knows one thing for sure.
“Fish” can fill it up.
“I’ve played in a summer league and haven’t taken 105 shots in the season,” Wright cracked Wednesday after Team USA practiced at John Jay College in Manhattan.
Wright also joked that he doubted Fisher played much ‘D’ in the game.
“I guarantee if it was summer league, Corey gave up 102 if he scored 105,” Wright said. “I guarantee it.” To read more of this story, click here
Villanova forward Taylor King left the team after a violation of team rules, ESPN.com reported.
The University released a statement saying the 6-foot-6 King planned “to remain at Villanova to focus his efforts on completing his degree requirements.”
Villanova coach Jay Wright did not immediately respond to a text message seeking comment.
King transferred to Villanova in the summer of 2008 after one year at Duke University. The former McDonald’s All-American sat out the 2008-09 campaign as a transfer student and then appeared in 32 games, averaging 7.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 19.0 minutes per game. To read more of this story, click here