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My understanding is that JPL left because he was told he was not going to be a starter this season and was going to come off the bench this season. Good athlete, poor decision-maker.
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Your understanding was incorrect. He was constantly getting into it with the coaches and his teammates. Needed to grow up.
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Will Temple sign a big-time front court player? They need to. Temple’s attractive to a transfer big who wants to play right away. Temple’s record may keep decent player from signing with Temple.

May be difficult for Temple to attain a split in conference play next season without a real upgrade in front-court.
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I’m on the pessimistic side of the ledger going forward. Not impressed with last seasons roster.
When a team two years in a row commits more turnovers than opponents after years of committing fewer turnovers than opponents do under Dunphy, that’s on Mckie.
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You are literally talking to yourself.
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(03-19-2021 07:29 PM)JHG722 Wrote:  You are literally talking to yourself.

You seem to read the posts.
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Temple should be a stronger team next season with Hysier Miller likely to be Temple’s starting PG, and Jourdain replacing Moorman at the PF position. As Moorman for the second straight season performed poorly.

Temple will also be aided by having both J.White and Z.Hicks who add some length and can defend 3-point shooters on the wing. Although I suspect Hicks main contribution will be mostly on the offensive end shooting mid-range jump shots.

HC Mckie will likely continue to rely on K.Battle to provide a good bit of Temple’s offense. Just hoping that D.Dunn does not start and takes on a secondary role as he’s a terrible high-volume shooter, and his high turnover rate must be reduced. Only can happen if ball is less in his hands.

If Dunn starts and his play not far better than last season, Temple may struggle to win half it’s conference games.

With Miller hopefully starting at PG, J.Williams needs to play more off the ball as a Battle and Dunn are a recipe’ for disaster given that both are turnover and foul-prone.

Temple’s black hole is the Center position manned by the Forrester-Tolbert tandem, unless Mckie is able to upgrade that position.

Will be interesting to see if Mckie can find a combination of players who can play well together in the backcourt.
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Temple has two decent freshmen coming-in, but are likely to add but one more recruit.Without a much stronger roster, don’t see why any fan has reason to believe that Temple is going to the NCAA tournament next season.

As Temple stuck with too many players who are simply not that good, and some decent players who have holes in their games. As of right now, seems like Parks, Strickland, and Quincy A. should not have been signed. Only hope for Temple is to see more departures that hopefully will result in players who can contribute joining the fold.

Temple winning half their games seem achievable.
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Temple’s best player is K.Battle. Has the hops. Needs to show he can be a consistently good shooter and better decision-maker. Both tough to achieve.
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J.While will give Temple a lock-down defender on the perimeter next season. Gave Battle fits in team scrimmages prior to going down with a knee injury..Temple hasn’t had such a player since NPL departed. White was inconsistent offensively in HS. Will be interesting to see if he has improved.
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With Perry, Barry, and Moorman departing, here’s my depth chart. Doubt it’s Mckie’s.

PG: Miller, Williams
SG: Battle, Dunn
SF: Williams, White
PF: Jourdain , White, Hicks
C: Forrester, Tolbert

Forrester improved this past season. As two year’s ago, Temple were outscored by 12-points per 100 possessions when Forrester was on the court. This past season Temple was outscored by only .7 points per 100 possessions when Forrester played. His weaknesses are excessive turnovers and fouls. Other AAC Centers simply better. That’ why Temple has to upgrade.
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Really looks-like K.Battle is going to be a big-time scorer for Temple. While his season’s shooting percentages were not impressive, one see’s enough promise that I expect him to be a 36-percent three-point shooter and 44 percent two-point shooter next season. His two-point shooting could be higher if Temple plays a pressure defense and fast breaks off defensive rebounds. While neither is exceptional, he should rank high in the AAC conference.

His rebounding is excellent but he needs to work on his decision-making as well as his excessive turnovers and fouls.

Hopefully, Hysier Miller will match Battle shooting three’s, and will surpass him scoring at the hoop even though he’s only 6’1.” Hysier has some nifty moves to the hoop. Temple still needs a third top backcourt scorer. But lack one. Williams and While will help, but they’re no substitute for that player. So far, Dunn has been to erratic to be that player.

Hicks should help the front court scoring. But Temple still lacks a center, and another back-court threat. Barry could help fill that void if he returns, but that’s only if he shot more than 5 FG per game like he did this season. Also, there is to competition for playing time with Miller getting lots of playing time, and Barry hurt by not being a good defender. I’d still play Barry over Dunn who’s a sub-par defender.
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It’s been hard for Temple to attract good players as Temple has had two losing season’s during his tenure. He took over a good roster and by the end of his first season, he abandoned it. Players departed who could have helped Temple this past season.

Temple couldn't even secure the services of a big who could play this past season. It’s simply wrong to believe he’s signing the players that he wants to play in his system. Frankly speaking, I see no system. Also, he’s stuck with a few players that are not positive contributors. Will only get worse if Temple continues to lose.
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Comparing Justyn Hamilton’s conference stats this season to Jake Forrester’s conference stats this season:

Minutes played game:

Hamilton 24.2 mpg
Forrester 21.9 mpg

Scoring

Hamilton. 8.3 ppg
Forrester 9.5 ppg

2-point FG percentage

Hamilton 53.8 (57-106)
Forrester 56.3 (49-87)


Foul Shooting

Hamilton 60 percent (18-30)
Forrester 66 percent (35-53)

Rebounding per game

Hamilton 6.2 TR (2.4 OR’s) (39 OR’s)
Forrester 6.4 TR (1.9 OR’s) (26 OR’s)

Assists

Hamilton .9 per game
Forrester. .1 per game

Steals

Hamilton .4 per game
Forrester .1 per game

Turnovers

Hamilton 1.2 per game (19 T’s)
Forrester. 2.0 per game (28 T’s)

Blocks

Hamilton 1.1 per game
Forrester .4 per game

Personal fouls

Hamilton 1.9 per game
Forrester 3.0 per game

Offensive Rating per 100 possessions

Hamilton 108.2
Forrester 101.0

Defensive rating per 100 possessions

Hamilton 102.6
Forrester 101. 7

Personal Efficiency Rating (PER)

Hamilton 17.3
Forrester 16.4


The big difference between Hamilton and Forrester is that Hamilton had a much higher offensive rating, even though Forrester shot a higher percentage on 2’s and at the foul-line.

I suspect this is because such was more than offset by Hamilton garnering more offensive rebounds per game, and Hamilton committing fewer turnovers per game.

Plus Hamilton played with better scorers than Forrester played with at Temple. As KSU averaged 75 ppg in conference play compared to Temple averaging but 65 ppg in conference play.
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Believe Temple would have had a much stronger team this past season if Scott, NPL, and Hamilton had returned to Temple, and Scott, Battle. Williams, Perry and Hamilton all had startied with Barry, NPL, Dunn,and Forrester coming off the bench.

Here’s what Temple’s starting line-up stats may have looked like based on what those players did last season in conference play. Scott’s and Hamilton stats are taken from the school’s they transferred to. Should be noted that Scott played PG this past season in conference play.

Points per game

Scott 15.2

Battle 14.7

Williams 9.1

Perry 7.8

Hamilton 8.2


2 point shooting

Scott 42 percent (54.7 percent in conf. play at Temple)

Battle 40 percent

Williams 47.4 percent

Perry 55 percent

Hamilton 53.8percent


3 point shooting

Scott 35.7 percent

Battle 31.3 percen

Williams 31 percent

Perry 34.8 percent


Foul Shots made per game

Scott. 2.9

Battle. 3.2

Williams 2.1

Perry. .8

Hamilton 1.1



Rebounds

Scott 5.3 (OR 1.7)

Battle 6.0 ( OR .8 )

Williams 3.6 (OR .7)

Perry 4.1 €OR .5)

Hamilton 6.2 (OR 1.9)



Assists

Scott 3.2

Battle 3.2

Williams 4.1

Perry 1.0

Hamilton .9



Steals per game

Scott 1. 8

Battle .3

Williams 1.2

Perry .7
Hamilton .4

Personal Efficiency Rating ( PER)


Scott 18.4

Battle 10.8

Williams 14.0

Perry 13.8


If the above had occurred, we’d be talking now whether Scott, Hamilton and NPL would be returning next season to play with in-coming freshmen Miller and Hicks. Mckie didn’t knows time they transferred they would be eligible to return to play next season.
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While Temple’s offense has fallen the last two seasons, Temple’s defense has improved slightly by reducing conference opponents two-point shooting percentages, but at the same time opponent three-point percentages has increased.

Temple two years ago posted a 13-6 conference record, and opponents shot an astounding 52.2 percent on two’s, but only 29 percent on three’s.

The last two years conference opponents have shot 47 percent on two ‘s, and 34 percent and 35 percent on three’s. Mckie has put emphasis on having guards cheat in to help out on defending the hoop. Doesn’t appear that lowering opponents two shhofing helped much as opponents drained
three’s at a higher rate.

Temple needs a Center who can both score and reduce opponents to shooting only 43 or 44 percent on two’s, so guards can stay home and defend the perimeter.

I’m a big believer in defenses defending the rim and the three/point line and forcing opponents to shoot 2-point jumpers as all teams shoot two-point jump shots poirly.
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Temple fans should wait and see how good both incoming freshman Miller and Hicks will be. Watched some videos of incoming freshmen PG Hysier Miller and Zack Hicks.

Not convinced that Miller 6’1.” Do think he’s lack of height may cause some problems for him scoring near the rim but he does ha e some nifty moves that may overcome his lack of height.He’s a well-built strong, tenacious, and focused player who seems to have a high bb IQ. He shoots set-shots from beyond the three-point line, but may have problems getting his shot off when defender is taller and in man to man. May need a screen so he can shot off, but Temple doesn’t do that often. He should be able to shoot well against zone defenses.


While he has some clever moves getting to the hoop, when contested by opponent inside, he doesn’t get-up and release the ball near the hoop. Instead, he releases the ball from some distance from the hoop in order to avoid his shot being blocked by his opponent’s out-stretched hand. That’s a much more difficult shot to convert on given the distance the ball has to travel.

Always assumed that he’d be starting at PG and J.Williams would move to a starting wing position. but now Suspect that Williams will start at PG, and Miller will come off the bench.

Incoming freshmen Zack Hicks does not appear either strong nor particularly quick. Plays very erect. I don’t seem as a as a PF, as he looks neither strong nor tenacious. He’s a really good shooter, but he’s probably I don’t see him as particularly good driver fo the hoop.
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All you do is trash HS kids. It's so ******* sad.
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