Posted On: 07/27/18 9:09 PM
Center Hill High School’s senior point guard Calvin Temple picked up his seventh Division 1 offer Friday from the University of Louisiana-Monroe.
Temple is one of the smartest and most gifted point guards in the 2019 class. He has excellent court vision, and he hardly ever turns the basketball over. Temple plays hard defense, and most importantly, he can shoot from the outside.
Temple has all of the offensive mechanics to play at the next level. He’s not afraid of contact and thrives at driving to the basket, no matter who’s in the lane waiting for him. Temple’s summer has been filled with basketball. He played in the Jerry Peters Memphis Summer Classic with the Mustangs back in June. He played in the Peach Jam with his AAU team, the Alabama Hawks.
In the classic, Temple finished second in scoring with 112 points and tied for fourth place in assists with 15. The 6-foot-1, 155-pound guard also finished fourth in free throw shooting (89 percent) and tied for seventh on 3-pointers (11).
Temple picked up his offer from the Warhawks while he was at the Sunflower Showcase in Kansas City, Missouri. He was named one of top 2019 performers at the Larry Hughes Elite Camp.
Tulsa, Campbell, IUPUI, Arkansas Little-Rock, Stony Brook, and UT-Martin are the other six offers Temple has in front of him. He took an unofficial visit to Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina last month. Temple mentioned he plans to commit to a school between September and October. As of right now, the Camels, along with the Jaguars, and the Trojans are at the top of his list.
Heading into the 2018-19 season, Temple will be looked upon to lead Center Hill. His play will determine how far the Mustangs will go next season. If he plays well and gets his teammates involved like he has done up to this point, Center Hill will be a tough bunch to beat, whether the game is on its home floor or not.