Basketball recruit recommits to Temple

Posted: August 28, 2012

Temple's recruitment of Josh Brown has come full circle.

In November, the point guard at St. Anthony High in Jersey City, N.J., made an oral commitment to play basketball for the Owls, only to reopen the recruitment process in June.

But on Monday, the 6-foot-2 senior recommitted to Temple during an interview with SNY.tv, the website for SNY television. This time, he picked the Owls over Rhode Island, Providence and Penn State.

"I can't wait to go down there and play in the backcourt with [Owls players] Quenton DeCosey, Will Cummings and Daniel Dingle," Brown told SNY. "I also get a chance to be coached by one of the most underrated coaches, coach Fran Dunphy and his staff. And I'm going to be in Philly."

Brown said he chose Temple partly because his late mother, Kimberly, was a Temple graduate.

He had second thoughts in June after his recruiting interest increased. He was contacted by Rhode Island, Providence, Penn State, Gonzaga, Virginia, Richmond, Miami, Rutgers and Indiana.

There were some who thought that he would commit to Rhode Island because of his ties to the Hurley family. Dan Hurley, who was hired as the Rams' new coach in March, is the son of St. Anthony coach Bob Hurley.

But Brown told SNY that competing in the Big East Conference factored into his decision.

The Owls will join the Big East for all sports in 2013-14. Rhode Island is a member of the Atlantic Ten.

Camden Catholic shooting guard Kyle Green also has committed to Temple for 2013.

La Salle adds point guard. Former Delaware point guard Khalid Lewis has enrolled at La Salle and will be eligible to play in 2013-14, coach John Giannini said.

A former Trenton Catholic star, Lewis started all 32 games as a freshman last season at Delaware.

He will have three years of eligibility remaining for the Explorers.

The 6-3 Lewis led the Blue Hens with 83 assists and averaged 5.2 points per game.


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