- Temple University
men's basketball coach Fran Dunphy
has named seniors Josh Brown
, Daniel Dingle
and Mark Williams
the captains for the 2016-17 season.
"These young men have been with the program their entire careers and each provides a different leadership style that will bode well for our success," said Dunphy, the American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year the last two seasons. "They are all quality individuals who lead by example, on and off the court."
Brown, who is currently rehabbing from an Achilles tendon injury suffered in May 2016, was the starting point guard on last year's American Athletic Conference regular season championship team. His 161 assists last season rank 10th on Temple's all-time single season list while his 3.5 assist-to-turnover ratio topped the conference and ranked 10th nationally.
Dingle, a redshirt senior guard/forward, started 13 games down the stretch for the Owls last season. He averaged 4.4 points and 2.8 rebounds while playing 20.8 minutes per game.
Williams, one of the team's top front court reserves the last three seasons, has provided a consistent presence off the bench with a 3.8 scoring average over 92 career games.
Temple opens the 2016-17 season at the Liacouras Center Friday (7:00 p.m./ESPNews/1210 AM WPHT) against Philadelphia Big 5 rival La Salle. It is the second time the Owls have opened a season at home against a Big 5 team. The other time was Nov. 21, 2003 with a midnight tip-off against Villanova.
Tickets for all Temple men's and women's home games can be purchased via phone at 1-800-298-4200, online at comcastTix.com
or in person at the Liacouras Center Box Office.