PHILADELPHIA - Junior guard Khalif Wyatt earns OwlSports.com's January Athlete of the Month. It is his first Athlete of the Month award of his career.
Wyatt, who currently ranks second on Temple and the A10 in scoring (16.4 ppg.), led the Owls in scoring with an 18.5 average to lead Temple to a 6-2 record. Also during the month, he topped the Cherry and White in assists (36), steals (23), three-pointers made (18) and free throw percentage (32-37,.865).
The Norristown, Pa. native was the game's leading scorer in five of the eight contests in January, including 22 points in wins over then #3/3 Duke and Saint Louis and 20 in a win over Maryland. Wyatt notched a season high 28 points, also a game-high, in the Owls' loss to Dayton. His eight assists (10 pts) in a win over Saint Joseph's was also a new career-best.
Wyatt also earned his first A10 and Big 5 Player of the Week award during the month (1/9) for his sensational play in the win over Duke.