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As the result of the Ivy League cancelling winter sports, Temple has added 6’2” Dartmouth grad transfer Brandan Barry to fill out the 13-man scholarship roster. He’s eligible to enroll at Temple and play as soon as he complete!s this semester in December at Dartmouth.Changes the complexion of the team. Temple desperately needed to upgrade it’s scoring, and Barry should provide that.

Huge pick-up for Temple as he’s a true PG who can both shoot and distribute the ball.

Barry averaged 13.2 ppg two years ago, shooting a whopping 44.5 percent on three’s (6.1 three’s per game). Also averaged 3.2 assists per game. Commits few turnovers or fouls. Rarely goes to the rim or shooters 2-point jump shots. For the season, not good scoring at the rim (42 percent). Doesn’t get to foul-line often but shot 86 percent at the foul-line. Shot but 37 percent on two-point jump shots, but that’s better than any Temple starter did last season. Barry finished the season strong in Ivy League play as he shot 55.6 percent on two’s. Not strong defensively.

Temple needed to improve it’s three-point shooting and did so big-time. Barry should likely start at PG, with freshman J.Williams now likely coming off the bench.

Temple should have a deadly shooting backcourt with Barry, D.Dunn, and Quincy Ademokoya.

Hopefully, Dre Perry will start in the front court. Temple will be even stronger when Strickland returns. Temple should lead the AAC in taking the most, and making highest percentage on three’s. Like to see Temple go from shooting 33 percent of all fga’s as three’s to 50 percent as three’s. Temple would be wise to have three or four three-point shooters on the court at all times. Sometimes five.
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Barry’s numbers across board are similar to Alani Moore accept that’s he shoots more three’s (6.1 per game compared to Moore’s 4.7 three’s per game), and Barry scores at a higher rate on three’s. Also, Barry shoots two’s far better than A. Moore, but like Moore l, he shoots few two’s per game.

Temple will now have in Barry and Strickland, two PGs who can really stroke the three-ball, and who both will provide Temple with better scoring from the PG position. Barry’s is an upgrade over Strickland with his playing experience, and is expected to turn the ball over far less than Strickland is likely to. Strickland will also likely turn thecball over far more than A.Moore did last season.
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Barry will be eligible to enroll at Temple and play as soon as he complete’s his studies in December at Dartmouth. This will give Temple at least one backcourt player who is not only a good player, but one with many years playing Division 1 college bb.
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While Barry starting to playfor Temple in late December will strengthen Temple’s backcourt, Temple frontcourt will likely suffer if Forrester starts at the Center position.

Although Forrester shot 51 percent on two’s in conference play, such percentage is very deceptive given how frequently he turned the ball over or committed fouls on both the offensive and defensive end. If you take his turnovers alone into account, it’s as if he shot in the high 30’s or low 40’s on two’s.

As examples, Forrester played 18 mpg against SMU and 18 mpg against Tulane in the later half of conference play. Against SMU, Forrester shot 5-7 fga’s, and against Tulane he shot 4-8 from the field. Yet, Forrester had a whopping minus 7.6 box score rating and minus 6.1.against Tulane, mostly due his 3 turnovers and 5 fouls in 36 minutes of play. Temple was outscored when he played even though he shot quite well.

One can only hope he improved on both sides of the ball over the summer, and if not, McKie will limit his playing time.
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Temple’s first game against NJIT on November 25th will give us our first look at Temple’s newly reconstituted roster. Even though Temple will likely be playing without Strickland, K.Battle, Sage Tolbert, J.White, and Barry, we’ll get our first look at freshmen Quincy Ademokoya, Jeremiah Williams, and Nick Jourdain, and our first extended look at sophomore D.Dunn.

I’m confident in Temple improving it’s three-point shooting but unanswered is whether Temple will improve upon it’s woeful 43.6 percent on 2-point shooting last season. Would seem so as Temple’s two worse two point jump shooters have departed, but that’s far from clear given how young an inexperienced team is. Barry will surely give the team a lift on two’s and three’s when he plays. Also, Temple has lost two of it’s best two-point shooters in Scott and JPL, but does have it’s best two-point shooter in Dre Perry (59 percent) returning.

Temple needs to replace NPL, Rose, Scott, and JPL’s ability to score at the rim and get to the foul-line. What I will be looking for Quincy A, J.Williams, and D.Dunn’s ability to get to the rim in half court sets and to the foul-line. I’m sure all three were successful in high school doing so, but Division 1 bb is a whole new level of play.

Also, want to see if Quincy Ademokoya can be a consistent shooter as a freshman. J.Williams reputation is that he Is a high energy player on both sides of the ball, but not that he’s an excellent shooter. I’m confident that D.Dunn will shoot his two’s quite well.

Temple need’s for both Perry and Moorman to drive to the hoop this season. Both scored well at the hoop last season but both rarely drove to the rim.

Do hope that Moorman and Perry each plays 30 mpg, and that Forrester and Parks play no more than a combined 20 minutes at most. Do think McKie will play them more than that and such will be to Temple’s detriment. Would not mind at all being proved wrong.

We’ll not get really be able to judge Temple till Barry joins the team in mid-December. and Strickland returns. Barry joining the team will more than fill in Temple’s biggest weakness at PG in the backcourt.

Looking forward to seeing in the NJIT game if Dre Perry, Quincy A, and D.Dunn are made the focal point of Temple’s offense. They should be.

Looking forward to seeing if Forrester has cut-out his excessive turnovers and fouling.

Looking forward to to seeing if Moorman and Perry are both in the starting line-up. They should be, but doubt they will. And if both aren’t, will Moorman start over Perry?

Interesting to see if McKie will start three inexperienced players in Quincy A., J.Williams, and D. Dunn together.

Looking forward to seeing how strong Temple’s defense is. It’s small line-up last season was much better than when Temple played big with Forrester.

Hoping that Temple, even though a young team, can somehow not commit more turnovers than it’s opponents as occurred last season. Might have to wait till Barry joins the line-up to see if that is true.

Can Temple score 70-points right out of the gate playing NJIT?

NJIT is Temple’s best chance to pick/up a win in it’s first four games that also includes Virginia Tech, Rhode Island, and Villanova.
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Will be interesting to see if Temple’s best line-up is Barry, Dunn, Quincy A, Perry, and Moorman, with Strickland, J.Williams, Jourdain, Forrester, and Parks, coming off the bench.
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Can’t wait till the season begins. Want to see how good Temple’s new players are. Looking at rankings and highlight clips just give us a glimpse into the player.

Virtually everyone predicts this Temple will not do as well This season because Temple has a young and inexperienced team.

The AAC is primarily a defensive conference and as such I suspect that Temple has as many good shooters as most other AAC teams..

One should also remember that Rose is the only Temple player to depart who averaged more than 10 points per game. So, it shouldn’t be hard to replace such scoring from Temple’s new players.

It’s also my view that Perry, who’s a far superior shooter and scorer than Rose, can easily match Rose’s scoring if Mckie thrusts into the limelight. Freshman Quincy A. is also capable of being a consistently good scorer who should out perform Nate on the offensive end.

By the time Temple starts conference play, Temple should be playing three experienced players -Barry, Perry, and Moorman, all playing major minutes. All have at times performed well in the past.

I’m less concerned about the quality of the roster than I am about the coaching after Temple’s decline in conference play after starting the season so well in non-conference play, that when coupled with his not putting the ball in the hands of his best shooters.McKie is capable of being a good coach if plays mostly small ball and he makes Perry, Barry, Quincy A, and D.Dunn, the focal point of Temple’s offense. D. Dunn shot 60 percent on two’s in HS. Few H guards do that.

Mckie’s tendency to over play Forrester gives me
some concern.
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It’s incredible that Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s lawyer has raised questions about the 2020 Presidential election vote tally in Pennsylvania.

What should be questioned is Trump’s vote totals in 2016.

Since 1988, Pennsylvania had voted a Democratic President till 2016.Even in 2012, President Obama had beat Romney by 310,000 votes, and over a 5 percent voting margin. It should also be kept in mind that Clinton beat Trump by 3.2 million votes nationwide in 2016.

Also pre-election polls showed Clinton winning by 4 percent and exit polls showed Clinton receiving 50.5 percent of the vote to Trumps 44.3 percent of the vote. The exit polls calculated that 5.2 percent of the vote would go to third party or write in in candidates. But the actual results showed Trump beating Clinton 48.17 percent to 47.46 percent, with there being 4.4 percent vote for third-party or write-in candidates.

The question then becomes had votes cast for Clinton been transferred by voting tabulating machines to from Clinton to third party candidates or from Clinton to Trump.

377,000 new voters turned out to vote and 132,000 of the new voters voted for 3rd party candidates, and 228, 000 of all voters voted for third party candidates.

It’s hard to fathom with such a large turnout that Clinton would receive 64,000 less votes than Obama did in 2012, and Trump would receive 290, 000 more votes than Romney had, with Trump beating Clinton in Pennsylvania by 64,000 votes- 48.18 percent to Clinton’s 47.46 percent. Keep in mind exit polls showed Clinton garnering 50 percent to Trump’s 44 percent.

There’s no reason to accept that 377,000 more voters came out to vote for both Trump and 3rd party presidential candidates and for Clinton to receive less votes than President Obama did in 2012.

As In 2012, President Obama received 51 percent of the vote in Pennsylvania. Romney received 46 percent of the vote in Pennsylvania. Yet, in 2016, Trump jumped to 48 percent in Pennsylvania from the 46 percent Romney received in 2012. Such seems reasonable but for the fact that in NJ in 2016, a neighboring state in which there was no evidence of vote tampering, Trump received 41 percent of the vote, the same as Romney had in 2012. Clearly, Democrats and Independents weren’t breaking and voting for Trump as they were in Pennsylvania.

Clearly voters were not flocking to Trump in 2016. In makes little sense that Republicans did not improve their vote in 2016 in NJ, but did in Pennsylvania, and that Clinton would drop 4 points in Pennsylvania, from what Obama received in 2012.

Each 1 percent increase in the vote for Trump in Pennsylvania was over 65,000 votes, and a 130,000 vote swing if Clinton had actually received those votes.

When we compare how Trump performed in NJ in 2016, it simply makes no sense for Clinton to lose by 64,000 votes in 2016 in Pennsylvania, when Obama had won by 310,000 votes in 2012.

One would have expected Trump to rise and Clinton to drop in Republican dominated Nebraska in 2016, but that didn’t happen either. As Trump dropped one percentage point from what Romney received in 2012, and Clinton stayed even in vote percentage as President Obama received in Nebraska in 2012. A good number of Republican and Independents in Nebraska even abandoned Trump and voted for third party presidential candidates. And since Trump had less of a lead in Nebraska that votes heavily in favor of Republican presidential nominees, a Republican State, and less than Romney had in 2012, how likely is it that Trump really beat Clinton in 2016?

With voters acting much different in NJ and Nebraska than the one’s in Pennsylvania, one must not only the vote percentage Trump and Clinton received in Pennsylvania, but also must question whether some of those 228,000 votes cast for third party candidates in Pennsylvania, had actually been cast for Clinton, and whether and some of Trumps votes had been actually cast for Clinpton.

When one looks at neighboring New Jersey where there was no need to for Trump forces to cheat as NJ went for Clinton big-time, the third-party vote was just 3.2 percent of the vote. In Pennsylvania, third party candidates received 4.46 percent of the percent of the vote, a 25 percent increase over a neighboring state.

Such raises the possibility that in counties that in Pa., voting machines were programmed to switch votes cast for Clinton to third-party candidates. Had her votes also been transferred to Trump?

Moreover, when a recount was made in Pennsylvania, a judge refused to have the same vote counting machines to recount the vote. nor were those original machines examined for tampering.in fact. Pennsylvania’s recount was stopped by the courts.

It!’s easy for vote counting machines to be programmed directly or even remotely and not count certain ballots cast for a particular candidate or switch votes from one candidate to another.

Also, there’s a history of US vote counting machines being used in foreign nations to manipulate votes cast.

At home, Roger Stone, President Trump’s close confident said that vote manipulation had occurred in Wisconsin elections.

Richard Charmin, a voting statistical expert has produced a compelling study by comparing actual results and exit polls that indicates has been voting machine manipulation in the Badger State. See also Electoral College System Crisis Report of statistical studies in Brown, Racine, and Milwaukee counties in Wisconsin that shows that voting machines manipulated the vote in Wisconsin. Also, there are claims that voting machines used in Wisconsin. were also used in Venezuela to manipulate elections there.

During a recount, observers in Racine County saw 15 of 18 ballots marked for a presidential candidate fed into machines, yet the vote-counting machine recorded no votes. Also see Russ Baker, Who, What, Why, Wisconsin destroys ballot images. Dec.8, 2016.

In 2016, in Michigan, the final recount showed that 75, 335 voters went to the polls and didn’t vote for President Bob Fitrakis, the Real Stortly of the Recount, Jan. 4, 2017. Most of those occurred in Detroit and Flint, large black voting areas. in the recount, one had only to look at the actual ballots to see if they were marks for a presidential candidate. Election officials refused to do so.

In 2016, in Montgomery County, another Democratic stronghold, 4,067 would-be voters were portrayed as having walked into a voting booth and cast no ballot for President nor down-ballot candidate,,and then walked out. What chance of that occurring? None.

In 2020, Biden increased the Democratic nominee’s percentage of the vote in Nebraska by 5.8 percent in 2020 over what Clinton received in Nebraska in 2016. Yet, Biden only increased the Democrats voting percentage in Pennsylvania by 2.4 percent over the what Clinton received in 2016, which is another indication that some Biden’s votes may have been siphoned off to Trump in Pennsylvania in 2020. Biden won Pennsylvania by 68,000 votes. Trump increased his votes by only increased his vote by .7 percent in 2020 over what he received in 2016.


With President Trump’s vote percentage likely artificially increased in Pennsylvania in 2016, and again in 2020, to make it look the Trump’s vote totals, and vote percentage was legitimate, when they were not.

One would think that his vote percentage would have decreased in 2020, as during his Presidency, Trump failed to take steps to halt the pandemic and we’ve seen real unemployment rise to 20 percent. His screaming voter fraud in both of his elections, may well have been claimed to hide voter fraud being carried out with or without his knowledge on his behalf.
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I’ve re-written my prior post to hopefully make it clearer and stronger.

It’s difficult to believe or accept that 70 million Americans voted for Trump. Makes one wonder if not only does Trump believe in authoritarian rule, but does almost 50 percent of the nation join him in his views? If so, where do we go from here?

Back to Temple bb.
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Owlscoop podcast has interview with transfer PG Brandon Barry. Says he graduates Dec.4th from Dartmouth and should be playing for Temple sometime between then and December 17 when Temple’s semester ends. Also said he’s open to playing another season at Temple if McKie wants that, but he’s also open to considering turning pro.

If Barry does return next season, things will get very interesting with Temple having three PGs on the roster-Barry, Strickland and Miller.

Broadcaster indicated that Forrester is working hard on positioning so he doesn’t foul as often, and slowing down his low-post play so he commits fewer turnovers. If he can accomplish both goals, he’ll be a far better player.

Also said that McKie and players indicated that Damian Dunn is looking very good, and that at times, they have been impressed with freshman Nick Jourdain’s play.

Learned that Temple had quarantined recently, and only had 6 practices over the last 3 weeks.

Season starts Nov.25th at 1 pm against NJIT at home.
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Temple’s men’s bb schedule is now out.

NJIT game scheduled for Nov.25th has been postponed and will be re-scheduled.

First games will be played against Virginia Tech on Nov. 28th, and Rhode Island on Nov.29th at the Mohegan Arena in Connecticut Temple will suit up only 8-players, including three freshmen ( Ademokoya, Williams, and Jourdain). as transfers Battle and Tolbert have not received waivers to play, and Strickland and White are recovering from injuries. Barry will not sen action till sometime after December 4th. Not exactly best way for a young team to start the season.

Temple next plays on Dec. 3rd at Villanova, on Dec 6th at home against La Salle, followed by playing St.Joseph’s at home on Dec.12th.

Temple begins conference play after the Christmas break at highly-touted Houston on Dec.22nd, followed by a Temple home game against tough SMU on Dec. 30th, to close-out the year.

Quentin Rose has signed a training-camp contract with the Sacramento Kings. If someone teaches him how to shoot the ball, he could make a G-league team.
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McKie didn’t want Hamilton to return. He was Temple’s best interior defender, and he transferred to Kent State where the HC is thrilled to have him. Hamilton did not played well offensively last season because he was not made an integral part of the offense even though he should have coming off shooting 59 percent on two-pointers the prior season. Clearly, he played far better under FD.

With Hamilton’s departure, McKie needed to replace him with an inside force who could play this season. He failed to do so. Forrester is not the answer, nor is Jourdain. McKie made a bad mistake not only not playing Hamilton more in conference play last season, but in getting rid of him .

Temple best chance to be competitive this season is for Temple to spread the court and have Moorman and Perry man the front-line. Forrester does more harm by cluttering the front court and thus prevent perimeter players from getting to the hoop as much as they should.

Nothing worse than turning Temple into a 2-point jump shooting team as Mckie did last season. Don’t want to see Temple taking lists of two point jump shots again and shooting them at 29 percent as Yempke did last season. that resulted in
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Read recent HC McKie’s press interview. Spoke mostly about the incoming freshmen and was asked no questions about either Perry or Dunn.

Was hoping to hear that some of the new freshmen were consistent shooters. Instead he said players “all have their moments of good, and also have their moments of not-so-good.” That’s not encouraging as Temple needs consistently shooters in order to succeed in the AAC.

Did say that Quincy A.is a “good catch and shoot” player, but did not say he’s good shooting off his dribble nor getting to the hoop. Suspect he may have difficulty shooting off his dribble as his shooting pocket is very low. Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Do think that D. Perry is Temple’s most consistent shooter ( only proven Temple player who shoots both three’s and two’s very well) along with B.Barry and D.Dunn. Dunn is also an excellent two-point shooter on catch and shoot or off the dribble, and Barry is a very consistent three-point shooter.

Did say that J.White was “starting to separate himself from the pack.” Glad to hear that as most people I’ve spoken to who saw him play in high school were surprised Temple recruited him.

Said that Nick Jourdain is athletic and has shown “flashes” of good play.

Said he hopes Strickland returns from his injury sooner rather than later.

Said Moorman has great leadership skills.

Mckie also said he’s heard no word from the NCAA on Battle’s waiver request to play this season. Said that Battle has shown flashes of good play and can shoot the ball. Said if he’s declared eligible to play, that he will “lean” on him. Sounds like Battle has greatly improved over his poor showing at Butler.
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Well, Temple is one week from starting play and there’s much uncertainty as we don’t know if how this Temple team will play , and if K.Battle will be deemed eligible to play. And at least one potential starter T. Strickland is injured, and another Barry can’t enroll till next month. Also, transfer S.Tolbert is not likely to play this year and freshman J.White likely out for the season revering from knee surgery.

Doubt that D.Dunn can play st PG as he would be slow getting back in transition.


Can see why posters are already looking forward to next season when at least two new good recruits will be joining the roster.

It didn’t have to be this way if NPL, Scott, and Hamilton had stayed.

To make matters worse, Temple’s first three games are against Virginia Tech, Rhode Island, and Villanova.

To call this season a transition or rebuilding year is an understatement.

There is some hope as by the turn of the year, Temple should have at three or more strong shooters playing in a weak shooting conference. But it’s an open question of how many will be consistently good not shooting the ball and getting to the rim.
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Looks like transfer Sage Tolbert will not play this season. Not even clear if he sought a waiver from the NCAA to play for Temple.

At 6’8” he’s both quick and can jump. But one must question his defense as when he played last season for Southeast Missouri State, opponents shot 53.5 percent on two’s. He was only marginally a better defender than other front court players. He did rebound well and turnovers are just average, while is fouling is only slightly elevated.

Although he averaged 9.6 ppg and shot 57 percent on two’s, it appears those were mostly on shots taken close to the hoop and on put-backs. As he shot 65.9 percent (81-123) at the rim, but only 25.6 percent (10-39) on two-point jumpers. He shot but 64 percent at the foul-line. He’s taken few three’s and shot them at only 20 percent 2-10).

On offense, he’s an upgrade over Forrester as he shoots two’s better and shoots better at the foul-line, and also commits fewer turnovers and fouls less. But like Forrester, he’s a low-post player, and that will hinder Temple’s perimeter players from getting to the hoop. If he can improve he!s three point shooting such would help both his game and also help Temple.

Defensively, I suspect Tolbert is not as good as Forrester, and Forrester is not a good defender.

Temple needed a big that could help this season. That hasn’t happened mainly do to Temple having a losing record last season. Other teams have been able to recruit experienced good grad transfers or JUCO players who can play immediately.

Brandon Sanders, a 6’10” Center, has verbally committed to attend Temple next season, but has yet to sign. He’s a good shot-blocker, but presently had no offensive game.
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I’ve been saying that Temple has to move from shooting 2-point jump shots which comprised 48 percent of their two-point shots, and which they shot at only 29 percent. Instead Temple should move toward having it’s players driving to the hoop more, passing the ball to players cutting to the hoop, and shooting more three’s. McKie made no attempt last season to stop Temple players from shooting longer two-point jump shots.

Such will require Moorman and Perry to drive to to the hoop more then they did last season. Perry shot 58 percent at the rim last season. Moorman shot an astounding 80 percent at the rim his sophomore year, but shot just 46 percent playing under HC McKie last season. Both have a tendency to drive at one speed and both will need to put in both hesitation moves and change of direction moves if they are to continue to score rather easily at the hoop.

Rather doubt that Quincy A, D.Dunn, and J.Williams, will be as good driving to the hoop and getting to the foul-line like Rose, Nate, and Scott did last season, but do hope to be surprised.


Shooting fewer two point jump shots may well determine if Temple can even score more points per game than they averaged last season. Will note that D. Dunn is a good two-point ump shooter. s
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Temple’s schedule has been changed. Temple will play Virginia Tech Saturday night at the Mohegan Center in Conn. Temple’s game against Rhode Island has been cancelled.
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Virginia Tech should be heavily favored to beat Temple. Looking forward to seeing the game’s point spread. Virginia Tech had a so-so season last year, but did manage to beat Michigan State at the Maui Invitational early on in non-conference play.

Will be interesting to see if McKie will rely on his veterans-Perry, Moorman, and Forrester, to produce points when they face Virginia Tech Saturday night. Would like to see McKie make Perry the focal point of Temple’s offense to see if he can be a big-time scorer for Temple.

Moorman’s shooting form on three’s was horrific last season. Looking forward to seeing if Moorman has returned to his excellent three-point shooting form from his sophomore year.

This will be our first real look at freshman Quincy Ademokoya, Jeremiah Williams, Nick Jourdain, and sophomore Damian Dunn. Hope one or more of them can make half their fga’s. Also want to see if they can hit the three-ball.

Given that Temple will be playing without Barry or Strickland, Temple may struggle to score 60-points. Can see Virginia Tech scoring 70 plus points.
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RE: Temple men’s bb 2019-2020
This season is a real test for HC Mckie.

Since it’s obvious that Temple doesn’t have the firepower it had last season, it’s time for McKie to show that he can have Temple’s best shooters shoot the ball, and for Temple to commit fewer turnovers than it’s opponents do. He should be judged on the foregoing, and not wins nor losses, as this Temple team is young, inexperienced, lacks depth due to injuries and transfers being ineligible to play, plus transfer Barry not being immediately eligible to play.

Hope HC McKie realizes that when Temple played up-tempo and applied a pressure defense they won in non-conference games last season, and when they didn’t, Temple suffered losses in conference games. Also, that small ball works.

Individually, Perry has to be given the chance to show he can shoot just as effectively as he did last season taking far more shots this season, and Moorman has to show he can return to hitting three’s at a decent rate. Both also need to drive and get to the foul-line more. Forrester needs to show his shooting at a decent rate doesn’t go for naught due to his excessive turnovers and fouls.

The new players need to show whether they’re capable of scoring at the rim and getting to the foul-line, shooting consistently at a decent rate, and that their bb IQ’s are not sub-par.

Temple’s fist opponent Virginia Tech is a well coached AAC that should give us some idea whether Temple’s newly revised roster can play at a competitive level against good quality teams. VT plays it’s first game today at 12 noon against Radford. VT is a 21-point favorite.
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RE: Temple men’s bb 2019-2020
Transfer K. Battle has received a waiver from the NCAA to play for Temple this season. Since HC McKie said he would “ lean” on Battle, it will be interesting to see if he starts Saturday against Virginia Tech. VT beat Radford today by 15-points today, 77-52.


Hard to say how good K. Battle is given that he shot poorly at Butler last season. But he took very few shots and if he had made just a few more two’s and three’s, his shooting percentages would have been at least average. Clear from Mckie’s recent comments that he’s better since arriving at Temple. Hopefully, he’ll shoot three’s at a decent rate.

His being declared eligible to play will niece provide Temple with a 9-man rotation, and add some depth to a depleted backcourt. The backcourt will get even stronger when Brandan Barry become eligible to play next month.
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