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My wish list for Temple is to see both Tolbert and Battle receive NCAA waivers to play so that we can see Tolbert and Perry starting in the front court, with Moorman, N. Jourdain, and Forrester coming off the bench, and D.Dunn, Quincy A, K.Battle, T. Strickland, and J. Williams, manning the backcourt when conference play starts. Sure McKie, has something else in mind with regard to the front court.
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And if Tolbert and Battle aren’t declared eligible to play, my wish list over the course of conference play would be for Perry and Quincy A each to average 17 ppg, and for Dunn and Strickland to average 13 ppg, and for Moorman, Williams, Jourdain, and Forrester, to combine for 15-points.

Moorman shooting and playing like he did the previous season would transform Temple’s front court into into a positive one as long as he plays center in Forrester’s stead.

This Temple team has players who can shoot jumpers at a higher percentage than Rose and NPL. Not confident they can score at the rim, nor get yet as often to the foul-line.
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In order to win in the AAC, teams need starters who are good players on both sides of the ball.

Moorman was a very good player on both sides of the ball his sophomore year, not so last season when his offense was awful.

He didn’t seem to realize that his shooting form shooting form was so off from the year before. It’s up to the coaches to recognize that. It appears they didn’t. Hopefully he straightened out his shooting form this summer, as Temple needs Moorman to return to his old self, as he has the ability to stretch the floor when his three-point shot is on.

Forrester was simply awful on both sides of the ball. Even though he shot slightly above 50 percent on two’s, his turning the ball over at a high rate and poor foul shooting, rendered him a poor offensive player. And defensively, Temple gave up a ton off points when he played, in part, because of his excessive fouling. He needs to vastly improve his game if he’s not going to again be a huge negative factor when he plays. His rebounding more is not going to cut-it.

Last season, Perry was an excellent player on both sides of the ball He just needs to play and shoot more often than he has.

It’s for the above reasons that I think that Temple should start Moorman and Perry together in the front court.

A Moorman and Perry front court would be very effective if Perry is given a huge offensive role, and Moorman shoots three’s as he did his sophomore year. That’s big if, but still leaves Temple with a glimmer of hope if Moorman like he formerly did. But don’t think Moorman should be a high volume shooter.

If McKie favors Forrester and he plays him 20 mpg, it’s my view, Temple won’t be competitive, no less have a chance of being successful.

If Tolbert is declared eligible to play, am confident that Temple would have a solid front court if McKie plays the right players.

So, if HC McKie mostly plays Moorman and Perry upfront and they perform well, Temple’s fortunes may well depend on Temple’s backcourt of D.Dunn Quincy A. who are both far better shooters than Rose and NPL, but not likely to get to the hoop and foul line. Dunn, like NPL will be among Temple’s best rebounders.

Strickland is an excellent three point-shooter and should match or even exceed Alani Moore’s excellent three point shooting, but will turn the ball over more than Moore did.

Battle being declared eligible to play would be a huge bonus if he has improved his shooting and turnover over how he played at Butler.

J.Williams should be a nice addition with his high energy of play. Have confidence in his defense and ability to steal the ball and cause turnovers, less sure of his ability to score and commit few turnovers. Hope he’s far better decision maker than JPL was.

But separate from the quality of Temple’s inexperienced team, it’s imperative that Temple not play straight up bb, but rather plays differently than other AAC teams. Must play small ball as that’s their strength, but also play an early offense, and on defense, to be a ball-hawking team that runs and plays uptempo off opponent misses. Want to see guards being closer to half court line when they receive passes off of defensive rebounds.

A lot will depend on whether McKie is willing to play small ball a good bit each half, and has Temple playing a pressure defense far more than he did last season. But if he gets tied up in wanting to play big in order to garner rebounds, Temple may well suffer the same fate as they did last year when he did that.

As Temple had a very athletic team last season, and let it go to waste. We’ll need to see how athletic this Temple is. I know Strickland, J.Williams, Quincy A., Dre Perry, and Butler are.
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The AAC didn’t perform well last year, as it’s best three teams-Cincinnati, Tulsa, and Houston, all finish with 5 losses in conference play. Houston appears to the only top team that has clearly improved. Cincinnati has lost good players but has good recruits coming in. Memphis played worse than anticipated, and has recruited an five-star center but lost some good players.

With Cincinnati being the only team in the top three that averaged slightly over 70 ppg, it only takes a good scoring team can succeed succeed in the AAC. McKie should be get able to get this Temple team to average more than 70 ppg, but he should have and didn’t last season.

Temple is picked to finish in the bottom rung of the conference because it finished with a 6-12 record and most of its better players have departed and it’s new players are inexperienced.

Temple’s poor performance was do to Temple averaging but 66 points per game in conference play. That was mostly do to Mckie playing Forrester and Moorman over Perry and Scott.

Temple finds itself in it’s present predicament because Temple lost four players most lay due to HC McKie wanting to start anew.

This year’s new players talents are mostly unknown, but most are athletic, so one hopes that McKie will have Temple play aggressively on both sides of the court. . He needs to try to have his players disrupt the opponents offense and play up-tempo on offense. Didn’t do that in conference play last season.

Not a good sign that last season’s returning players declined in their performance from the prior season. The only one who improved was Fre Perry and that’s because he mostly played injured in the previous season.,
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Listened to HC Mckie, Moorman, and Perry’s media interviews this week.

Clear that both Moorman and Perry have confidence in the new freshmen
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Perry likes J. Williams at PG. He called J.Williams “cerebral.” Hopefully that translates into few turnovers. That’s what Temple needs most in it’s PG, as it didn’t have that last season with Rose and JPL distributing the ball. Perry called Williams a “pit-bull.” Williams proved that in HS by making a good number of steals. Like that Temple now has a 6’5” PG who will likely make a huge difference on both sides of the ball. Looking forward to seeing his offense. Temple needs to get 15 points from the PG position.

Sounds like J.White will be the back-up PG to start the season. He does have more length, but i’m unsure of his game.

Strickland should be a big contributor scoring wise when he is able to play.

Moorman made it clear that Quincy A. is a knock-down shooter, and that N. Jourdain can both shoot jumpers, score at the rim, and pass the ball. That’s good to hear.

Clear that both Perry and Moorman think they’ll both be more involved in Temple’s scoring, and that Temple will have more balanced scoring than last season. I’m hoping that Perry, Quincy A, D.Dunn, and Moorman are Temple’s main and best scorers.

Do see Temple having at least three good three point shooters in Perry, Quincy A., and Strickland when he returns. Just hope Moorman, D.Dunn, and K.Battle, if declared eligible to play, all join that group.

Do believe from both Mckie and the players comments that Forrester and Parks will mostly man the Center position. I just hope that both Forrester and Parks don’t exceed playing a more than 20 minutes per game because it’s difficult to believe they’ve improved that much from last season when they had overall bad negative stats. McKie saying that he expects Forrester to be a have a positive “impact” won’t happen if Temple has fewer scoring opportunities, and opponents more because of Forrester’s excessive turnovers, and opponents score more pointsthe foul line because of Forrester’s excessive fouling. Mckie does want Parks to be more “serious” about his game,

Good to hear both players are hopeful and positive about the upcoming season.
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Temple only averaged 66 ppg in conference play last season because it only received a total of 26 ppg combined scoring from Forrester, Moorman, Perry, Hamilton, and Parks. That could be at least 35 points plus per game if Perry and Moorman play 32 minutes plus at the center and PF positions, and Moorman shoot like he did his sophomore year and Perry last season.

Perry proved last season he’s a great three-point shooter, but just needs to be made one of the two focal points of the offense and shoot way more than he did last season.

Temple will be much stronger in the front court if McKie plays Perry and Moorman as both will
stretch the court as both shoot three’s, and such will also open lanes for back court players to get to the hoop.

Defensively, Perry was Temple’s best front court defensive player, and Moorman was better than both Forrester and Parks. Both will also make far fewer turnovers than Forrester.

It’s clear from Mckie’s comments so far that he see’s Forrester as Temple’’s main man in the middle. If he follows thru on that it’s a recipe’ for disaster. His reasoning would only make some sense if Moorman doesn’t produce, but if that happens Temple is doomed anyhow, as Temple is going nowhere as Forrester was simply awful on both sides of the ball. We know Moorman played well and produced for Temple his first two years.

I share Perry’s and Moorman’s confidence in Temple’s new backcourt players. Don’t see the those players who play PG and the two wing positions as having any trouble putting up 40 combined points on the scoreboard in conference play, especially since there’s a good probability that Strickland will be playing by then. Feel very confident that Temple has a viable path to averaging 75 ppg in conference play, and thus put Temple in a position to be successful.

Without Tolbert being declared eligible to play, McKie has no other viable option but to play ball. One can only hope Moorman returns to his old self.Moorman seems motivated given this is his senior year.,

Frankly speaking, McKie blew it last season by not playing Perry and Scott over Forrester and Moorman, as Temple averaged 106 points and gave up but 100 points per 100 possessions when Scott was played 26 minutes plus in conference games. No other Temple player even approached that stat. Just hope he see’s the light and chooses to set Temple on the right path going forward.

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I don’t see this Temple team needing balanced scoring as Perry or Moorman expressed more balanced scoring this season, as I foresee both Perry, Quincy A.and D.Dunn, and possibly Strickland (if he mostly shoots three’s), and K.Battle, If eligible to play, as Temple’s best consistent scorers.

As such, i’m hoping that Perry, Quincy A, and D.Dunn take Temple’s shots. Do see Perry as and Quincy A. as having to average 18 points per game, and D.Dunn 13 ppg, in order for Temple to be both competitive and successful. Only Rose last year averaged so many as 18 points and he did that based on volume as he was not a good shooter.

Do see Temple needing more production from Moorman, but only if he is on mostly shooting three’s. If Forrester plays much at center, I see Temple having a difficult time winning.

If McKie fails to have his best shooters take more shots as he did last season or goes for balanced scoring, Temple not likely to be competitive nor successful.

But, even if the best shooters shoot the ball, the season may well depend on Temple players ability to score at the rim on drives, get to the foul-line, and both commit fewer turnovers and who commit fewer turnovers than opponents do. This will be the challenge of Temple’s young inexperienced team. But Temple’s backcourt players are replacing both Rose and NPL who were both bad decision-makers who had relatively high turnover rates. Only Alani Moore committed few turnovers.,

Temple would be better defensively upfront with Perry and Moorman who were both far better defensively than Forrester or Parks. . But it’s an open question whether Temple’s perimeter defense will be better. Have confidence when J.Williams and Quincy A are in the backcourt, less so with D.Dunn, but do like his ability to rebound the ball.

Looking forward this season to seeing how right or off I am on the points made herein.
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Very disappointed with HC Mckie’s comment to the press when he said that Jake Forrester had a “solid” last season. He didn’t. As Temple with Forrester playing was outscored by opponents by an average of 16.4 points per 100 possessions last season. Worse than anyone else on the team. One reason Temple had a losing seaon record.

When’s asked what Forrester can improve on, McKie said he’s like to see Forrester slow down his game and not try to do so much. No mention was made of his high turnover rate nor excessive fouling. Probably wasn’t made aware of that last season as well. Please HC, look at his stats and get him to work on his obvious deficiencies.
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With Hamilton transferring to Kent State and D.Moore graduating, Such left Temple only with Forrester and Parks returning, neither being as tall as D.Moore and Hamilton.

Hamilton helped lead Temple to get off to a good start in non-conference games, but McKie quickly gave Forrester more time than Hamilton and Temple went downhill in conference play as he hardly played Hamilton.

In the Missouri game that Temple lost by 10 points, McKie chose to play Hamilton but 18 minutes compared to Forrester 22 minutes, even though Hamilton was 3-3 from the field and committed no turnovers and two fouls, while Forrester shot 3- 7 from the field, committed 2 turnovers and 4 fouls. Hamilton had a 16 positive box score rating in the game compared to Forrester having a minus 1.6.

Mckie’s unfounded favoritism can be seen in the beginning of the Missouri game. As in the first half with Hamilton starting, Missouri scored but 2-points in the first 4:45 minutes, when McKie curiously pulled Hamilton and subbed in Forrester, when Temple was leading 4-2. Such made no sense at the time as Missouri then scored 12 points over the next 5 1/2 minutes that Forrester played, and Missouri led Temple 14-8.

Hamilton was a better defensive player than Forrester, and his length forced opponents to chose to shoot more three’s when he played.

Hamilton was also a far better offensive player his sophomore year than Forrester was this past season. As Hamilton shot 57 percent in conference games playing more minutes for HC Dunphy, but shot only 47 percent playing less minutes for McKie. He also committed turnovers more often under McKie than he did under Dunphy.

McKie’s showing no confidence in Hamilton by starting him in some conference games and pulling him early time and time again, surely effected his shooting this past season, and led to Hamilton transferring out. Hamilton could have helped Temple this season.
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In four of Temple’s six conference wins, James Scott played more than 26 minutes coming off the bench and was one of Temple’s two top scorers, and was Temple’s leading scorer in Temple’s win over UConn. All four wins were against conference opponents that had formerly beat Temple by wide margins. An indication that Scott made Rose and NPL better when he played more.

Scott only played 26 or more minutes in three other conference games that Temple lost, but in one of the loss to Wichita State, Scott was second leading scorer shooting shot 7-12 from the field. Playing Scott less than 20 minutes in most conference games while shuttling him in and out of games, while Rose and NPL were the focal point of Temple’s feeble, did not work out for Temple.

Temple had a nice scoring margin over it’s opponents per 100 possessions in those conference games that Scott played more than 26 minutes.

It’s my view and those of others who watched Temple practices the last two years, that Scott should have been the focal point of Temple’s offense along with Rose and Perry.
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Such suggests that Scott should have been played far fewer minutes in other conference defeats.

McKie never seemed to figure out that Rose was a much better OF than Moorman, and even though Moorman played terrible, stats show that med that Temple plays far better with Moorman in the court than when Forrester played. Temple would have been wise to play Moorman upfront with Rose, or Perry instead of Moorman, and to start Scott on the wing.

Instead, McKie stayed with Forrester and Moorman upfront, with Scott playing few minutes in most conference games. That proved to be a recipe’ for a disasterous conference record.

With McKie having a rebuilding mind-set and likely to bring Scott off the bench again this season, Scott transferred to Portland State that’s plays in the Big Sky conference. While the Big Sky conference teams don’t play a tough non-conference schedule, and are not as good defensively as AAC, overall they have far better offensive players.

Big Sky coaches were well aware of Scott’s talents having see him help beat UConn on a national television, and he’s been named to the pre-season second all-conference team.

Due to virus protocols, Portland State will not start practices till November 1st, probably the
latest college to do so. Although finishing fourth in the Big Sky, Portland State has brought in 7 transfers (3 had played in the PAC 12) and 2 freshmen, and is considered by the HC to be his best team in his four years as HC, and he projects his team to finish in the top three of the Big Sky Conference.

Portland State will be a fun team to play for as it finished 19th in the nation in scoring (78.7 ppg), 4th in offensive rebounds, and 15th in steals.
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While Temple’s outlook for this season at fist blush may look bleak because Temple only averaged 66 points in conference games, which have been even lower but for Temple playing 2 overtime games, including a double overtime game, which is compounded by Temple losing four of it’s top five scorers, there’s reason to believe things are not as bad as they look.

For one, only Alani Moore was Temple’s only good three point shooter who departed. Temple has the potential to make far more three’s this season, if Perry once again shoots close to the 41.3 percent on three’s as he did last season, and averaged 8 three’s per game this season, not the 2.5 three’s he averaged taking per game last season.

Also, Strickland is capable of shooting three’s at 39 percent as A. Moore did last season. Just hope he shoots as many or more than A.Moore did.

Also, I fully expect that Quincy A will be an excellent three point shooter.

One can only hope that Moorman shoots three’s as he did his sophomore year. It would be an added bonus if K.Battle is declared eligible to play, and Dunn shoots three’s at a decent rate.

One should also keep in mind that the AAC was a terrible three- point shooting conference in which Temple was the AAC’s second best three point shooting team. Temple’s problem was that it took so few three’s. This Temple team should shoot way more three’s and make them at a higher rate than last season.

As for shooting two’s Temple has lost three terrible two point shooters I in Rose, NPL, and A.Moore. Returning is Dre Perry who was shot 56.9 percent on two’s for the season,l.one can only hope he averages shooting 7 two’s per game, whhich would be far better than the 2-two’s he averaged taking per game last season.

Rose is being replaced by Quincy A., and Dunn is relaxing NPL. Both are far better 2-point jump shooters than either Rose or NPL.

Scott’s 54.7 percent two point shooting in conference play will be missed, but hopefully Dunn and Dunn far outshooting Ross and NPL on two’s will cover Scott’s having transferred out.

Scoring two’s on drives to the hoop remains unknown, but Temple needs to create more steals that will result in more lay-ups.

One big unkown is what freshman J.Williams brings to the offensive table.

The big unknown is whether Moorman can return to shooting three!s well, and since McKie is set on playing Forrester, whether he can drastically reduce his excessive turnovers and fouls remains to be seens.

So while prognosticators pick Temple to finish 9th in an 11 team conference, such does’t have to be so.
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Temple fans have less expectations for this year’s Temple squad because there are so many untested and inexperienced new players. .

This is is no time to talk about Temple will fair nor being invited to post conference tournaments this season. Fans first need to see and access the talent level of this season’s squad, and compare it to the talent level of conference opponents.

Temple has just undergone the greatest turnover in it’s roster that Temple has seen in some time. It’s losing record has hurt recruiting as Temple has not recruited any freshmen who were highly recruited.. as such, the jury is still out on whether Temple is moving forward or not. But some appear to have flown below radar but the potential to be quite good players..

An unanswered question is who how many have high bb IQ’s, a necessary ingredient that is just as important as the physically skills required to be a good bb player.

Temple fans are anxious to see Temple’s new players as they will form the foundation of Temple’s future teams over the next few years. Quite confident we’ll as see a better jump shooting team this year, but whether this team can score at the hoop and get to the foul-line like last year’s team is an open question.

Hopefully, Dre Perry, Quincy A., D.Dunn, and Strickland will be exciting players to watch and provide a foundation to build upon. We’ll also know more about this season’s roster once the NCAA decides to grant or deny waivers for transfers S.Tolbert and K. Battle.
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It’s not good that I have more faith in some of the new players who will be playing for Temple for the first time than I do in returning players Forrester and Moorman. And given that HC McKie intends to play both alot, for Temple to even have any chance for success, needs for both to play very well this season. I can see Moorman possibly playing well, but not Forrester.
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It’s my view that The key factors that will likely define Temple’s play in conference play will be:

1. They’re ability to get to score at the hoop on drives, and and get to the foul-line. Such depend on the unknown at this time ability. of it’s new players to do so. Equally important is whether Temple’s coaching can create if easy hoops for the players off of steals, or back court cuts or pick and rolls in the half court sets. Didn’t see either in conference play last season.

2. Whether McKie’s inexperienced players have the ability to create more opponent turnovers than Temple does, and whether Temple’s coaching staff by implementing an early offense, and playing a pressure defense can make that happen.

3. Because I’m not sure how well Temple’s new players will be at driving to the hoop or getting to the foul line, and I have more confidence in their three-point shooting, it seems imperative that Temple shoot at least 40 percent of their shots as three’s, not the 33.6 percent of fga’s they shot as three’s they took last season.

I also look for Perry, Quincy A., Strickland, Moorman and others shoot them as well or better than Temple did last season.

4. Temple can shoot a higher field goal percentages on 2’s and 3’s, if Perry can shoot the lights out again on 2’s and 3’s like he did last season taking 15 shots per game, not the four shots per game he averaged taking last season in conference play, and Quincy A. and D.Dunn shoot as well as I believe they are capable of.

5. An unknown is whether Temple will play defense as well as they did last season. Think that will happen if Moorman and Perry paired upfront, and Tolbert declared eligible to play. Not likely to happen with Forrester upfront.
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When Temple faced Maryland last season Maryland was ranked 5th in the nation , Believed finished the season ranked in the top 25. For me, the game symbolized both goes good Temp could have been and why it wound up with a terrible record.

As Temple outscored Maryland 34-29 in the first half by pressuring the perimeter, making steals, and shutting down Maryland’s three-point shooting to 30 percent on 4-13 shooting on three’s.

Yet in the second half Temple abandoned pressuring the perimeter and Maryland shot 46 percent on three’s on 6-13 shooting from the field. Temple made no effort to stop Cowan who went off for 30-points in the game, with Maryland outscoring Temple 47-35 in the second half.

Maryland beat Temple 76-69 points. Temple should have won by 10 plus points, not been beaten by 7-points.

As Temple scored so few points because McKie relied on both Rose and NPL to shoot the ball, even though both are poor jump shooters, and their main strength of driving to the hoop was predictably going to be thwarted by Maryland that was very strong defensively inside.

Rather than go with Temple’s better shooters, both Rose and NLL, combined in shooting just 4-24 from the field, with Rose shooting only 4-16 from the field, and NPL 0-7 from the field. McKie allowed Rose and NPL to jack up missed shots, even though A.Mkore was taking only 11 shots, and shooting 7-11 on fga’s’s, and an astounding 6-10 on three’s, and Moorman was taking only 8 shots while shooting 4-8 from the field. Perry and Scott took few shots, yet both shot better than Rose and NPL.

This pattern of abandoning playing a pressure defense on the perimeter extended into conference play, as well as allowing Rose to shoot excessively when he was off, and other other players who were shooting well were taking fewer shots.

Temple was a far better team then their record showed last season. Temple’s poor showing was not do to Temple not having enough good players, but rather Temple not playing a pressure defense as much as it should have and thus utilized the strengths of NPL and Rose, and of not utilizing the scoring strengths of Perry, Scott, and Alani. But instead relying on the shooting weaknesses of both Rose and NPL

Hopefully, McKie has learned from the glaring mistakes he made last season.
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Temple will play in the Air Force Hall Of Fame Tip-Off tournament to be held at the Mohegan Arena in Connecticut in November 28th and 29th.USF has replaced Minnesota in the tournament. Other teams are Rhode Island and Virginia Tech. Believe Temple will play two games.
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RE: Temple men’s bb 2019-2020
It’s very important fo college bb teams to have players who can get to the foul line as the highest shooting percentages (usually in the 70-90 percent range) are from the foul-line. Both two’s and three’s are shot at a lower percentage.

Last season , both Rose and NPL combined in taking 10.3 foul shots per conference game. That’s a high number and it’s doubtful that Temple will have two players than can anywhere match those number. No other Temple even averaged 3 shots from the foul-line per game.

I do suspect that this season’s Temple’s squad will get to the foul line far less than last season’s team, and doubt that Rose and NPL’s replacements will take more than half of Rose and Nate’s number of foul shots. But they likely make up some of the deficit by shooting more three’s and shooting them at a higher percentage than both Rose and Nate did.

Fully expect this Temple team to shoot more three’s than last year’s team that finished conference play with the third highest 3-point shooting percentage in the conference, and to shoot them at more than 33 percent as did last season’ssquad.

Also, since both Rose and NPL shot two’s at about 40 percent, it wouldn’t take much for Temple’s new and returning players to shoot a higher percentage on two’s, but that may be determined by whether Temple players replacing NPL and Rose can score at the rim as much as Rose and NPL, and also shot a decent two point shooting percentage on drives to the rim. than Rose and NPL did.

NPL scored way more at the rim in drives than he did shooting two point jump shots. As NPL shot 52.4 percent at the rim on 76-154 fga’s, and 26.5 percent on 18-68 fga’s. I expect whoever NPL’s replacement to score at the rim less often, and to shoot more 2-point jump shots and to shoot them in the 40 percent range, and not at 26.5 percent as NPL did.

Rose took more two-point jump shots than he did driving to the rim. As Rose shot only 26.9 percent on two-point jumpers, on 46-171 fga’s. Rose shot 55.8 percent at the rim on 86-154 fga’s. Fully expect Rose’s replacement to shoot a much higher percentage on two point jump shots, but not drive to the rim as much.

Do expect D.Dunn and Quincy A. to play most of NPL and Rose minutes,
but that would considerably if transfer K. Battle is declared eligible to play, as he would take some of NPL’s minutes as well.

Hopefully,Dre Perry an excellent two and three-point shooter, will take some of Rose and NPL’s shots, and will go from taking 2.5 there’s per game last season to taking t8 three’s per game this season, and go from taking 2.0 two’s per game last season to 7 per game this season.

Both D Dunn and Quincy A. are excellent 2-point jump shooters. Will have to see if they are capable of scoring well on drives to the rim. Quincy A should be a better 3-point shooter than either Rose or NPL who sho both shot 3’s at only 30 percent.
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RE: Temple men’s bb 2019-2020
Do to both Rise and NPL getting to the foul line as much as they did, Temple took 25 many foul shots as it’s opponents did in conference play.

With Rose and NPL gone, Temple is likely go to the foul-line much less in conference play. Therefore there is a real need for Temple to foul far less in order to reduce the number of conference opponents foul shots. HC McKie and his staff need to do a better job teaching their players how to play position defense without fouling.

Virginia’s HC Bennett does that.As last season, Virginia committed but 277 fouls in ACC conference play compared to Temple committing 338 fouls in AAC conference play, 61 more in 18 conference games.

Byy fouling such few times, Virginia’s conference opponents took but 245 foul shots in conference play. compared to Temple’s opponents taking 347 foul shots in 18 conference games, almost 100 more or approximately 5 more opponent foul shots per conference game than Virginia opponents did.
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RE: Temple men’s bb 2019-2020
Temple will play Rhode Island and Virginia Tech at Mohegan Arena in Connecticut at end of November. Won’t play conference foe USF.
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Will be interesting to see how many games will be cancelled due to the covid virus. NCAA rules require that teams play at least 13 games in order to be eligible for post conference NCAA tournament play.
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