Council president Gary Simpson tipped us off via Facebok to this great New York Times article singing the praises of Norristown native Khalif Wyatt and his rising star in the backcourt of Temple's basketball team. According to the Times, Wyatt is helping Temple "established itself as the class of its conference."
Temple Owls' coach Fran Dunphy told the Times Wyatt and teammates Juan Fernandez and Ramone Moore "have specific skills, but also they have the I.Q. to handle what we need to get done. There is a selfishness they need sometimes and an unselfishness they need at other times. They’ve been able to marry the two.”
The article comments on Wyatt's rise to become a fixture in Temple's lineup, averaging 13.1 points a game now and collaborating with Fernandez and Moore to bring in 60.1% of the Owls' points this whole season. In spite of the hype, Wyatt clearly hasn't forgotten he's part of a team.
“We feel like we can play with anybody in the country,” Wyatt told the Times. “We’ve got a lot of guys who can do different things. We’re looking forward to finishing the season strong.”
Read more about Wyatt and the Owls here.