Temple's Brown to transfer

Aaron Brown
Aaron Brown
Posted: April 15, 2012

Aaron Brown will leave both Temple and the Owls basketball program at the end of the spring semester.

The sophomore shooting guard informed coach Fran Dunphy of his decision Saturday morning. The St. Benedict's Prep (N.J.) product was granted his release.

"I felt like I haven't been given the opportunity," said Brown, who averaged 6.4 points and 14.6 minutes this past season. "And I think that it is just time to move on. You know I worked hard. . . . I did everything they asked, a hard worker."

The 6-foot-5 Hackensack, N.J., resident ranked second on the team in three-point shooting at 41.5 percent.

During back-to-back games against Central Michigan and Toledo in December, Brown made nine of 15 three-point attempts. He played in every game this season and started in the season opener at Penn. However, his role and minutes diminished as the season wore on.

Brown said he hasn't decided on a destination. If he had his wish, Brown said, he would like play for his former high school coach, Dan Hurley, the new head man at Rhode Island.

However, that is unlikely because he would have to sit out the next two seasons since he would be transferring within the Atlantic Ten Conference. Temple won't become a Big East Conference member until the 2013-14 season.

"He is a good man, and we wish him all the best," Dunphy said in a statement, "and he has been a valuable member of the team the past two years."


Contact Keith Pompey at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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