Lynn Greer 6-2 175 G
A smart, athletic lefty with deceptive quickness who can play the one or two-guard positions. Named Co-Most Valuable Player in the 2001 Hank Gathers College Division of the Sonny Hill League. Named a candidate for the John R. Wooden and the 2001-02 Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year Award. Member of the 2001 USA Basketball Men s World University Games team that won a bronze.
2000-01: Named to the All-Atlantic 10 Conference first team, A-10 All-Defensive Team, and the NABC District 3 First Team. Set a Temple record with 37 starts in 37 appearances. Was the team leader in scoring (18.2 ppg), free throws (164), free-throw attempts (189), free-throw percentage (.868), assists (202, 5.5 apg) and steals (75, 2.0 spg). Led the Atlantic 10 Conference in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.62), second in 3-point field goal percentage (.389), steals (2.10) and free throw percentage (.826), fourth in assists (5.3) and eighth in scoring in the league. Led nation in minutes played with 1,465 of a possible 1,490 .
Greer is a potential NBA point guard. He can defend on the perimeter and in the paint if the need arises. His offense is solid. He can take the ball to the basket and hit the three with ease. The best part of his game is the fact that he rarely turns the ball over. He may get a chance to play in the NBA, but if he is overlooked someone should sign him up immediately.
Kevin Lyde 6-10 260 C
NCAA TOURNAMENT: Started all four games and played a total of 133 minutes as the Owls advanced to the South Regional Final and averaged 13.8 points,7.5 rebounds and shot a solid .594 from the field. Finished with a double-figure scoring total in all four games. Scored an NCAA Tournament career-high 21 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and played the full 40 minutes in the regional final loss to Michigan State. Posted a 13-point, 13-rebound double-double in the Owls 84-72 win over Penn State.
A-10 TOURNAMENT: Named to the A-10 All-Tournament team after averaging 14.3 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocks as the Owls defeated Dayton, George Washington and UMass to win the championship.
2000-2001: Named to the All-Atlantic 10 Conference second team. Led the team in rebounding, was second on the team in season field-goal percentage, and third in scorring. Finished the regular season as the national leader in offensive rebounds with a total of 130 in 29 games (4.5 per-game average). Concluded the campaign with 149 offensive boards, an average of 4.1 per game. Ranked second in the A-10 in field goal shooting percentage, third in overall rebounds and fourth in shot blocks.
Lyde is a potential NBA player. He applied for the NBA draft last year, but later pulled out after finding out he was not a potential first round draft choice. Though he is listed as a center he has the ability to play power forward in the NBA. He has all the skills necessary to have a solid NBA career. If he does not get selected he will end up playing in the NBDL in all likelihood. If not he would be a tremendous pickup for an international team.
Ron Rollerson 6-10 290 C
2000-01: Twenty starts in 33 appearances. Had two double-figure scoring games, 2 double-figure rebound games. Although his shot total was limited, he led the team in field-goal percentage .562). Second on the team in shot blocks (27). Owls fourth leading rebounder (138, 4.2 rpg). Achieved his first career double-double by scoring 10 points and grabbing a career-high 13 rebounds at Duquesne. Also set career highs for blocked shots (4) and minutes played (36) in that game. Scored his previous season-high of 10 points vs. Duke. Scored 9 points, grabbed a team-high 9 rebounds and made 3 blocks in the season-opener versus Delaware.
1999-2000 Season: Averaged 2.2 ppg and 3.2 rpg in 10.2 minutes per contest. Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds against Duquesne as part of the Owls season-high 55 boards Grabbed a then career-high nine rebounds against Villanova and also scored nine points in 16 minutes.
1998-99: Saw action in 32 games, starting the first game of his collegiate career vs. St. Bonaventure. In the NCAA Tournament, he came off the bench to score two points and grab one rebound in five minutes of play against Cincinnati. Had his best outing as an Owl against La Salle, when he came off the bench to score 11 points and pull down a team best eight rebounds.
A big man with a good touch around the basket and is a defensive force with his shot blocking ability. This will be his best year as an Owl now that he is totally comfortable with all of Temple's many defensive looks. He will be a solid professional due to the strong work ethic that was taught during his time at Temple. He could play in the CBA, NBDL, or overseas.
Alex Wesby 6-6 190 F
Quick, athletic forward with great hands. Adept perimeter shooter who has the green light from his coach.
2000-01 SEASON: Thirty-five starts in 37 appearances
and averaged 31.3 minutes per game. Played the full 40 on three occasions, vs. Texas, Florida and Penn State in the NCAA Tournament. Led the team in
3-point shots attempted with 228. Was the second-leading rebounder with 5.5 rpg and fifth highest scorer at 10.1 ppg third in 3-point field goals made with 74 and in three-point shooting percentage at .325. Scored in double figures in 25-of-37 games. Recorded back-to-back double-doubles vs. Rhode Island and George Washington.
1999-2000 SEASON: Appeared in 23 games and averaged 3.4 points in 7.6 minutes. Scored five points in the Owls win over St. Bonaventure in the Atlantic 10 Championship game. Had his most prolific day on the court vs. Rhode Island with 12 points stroking 4-of-7 three pointers in 13 minutes Played a season-high 24 minutes against Wisconsin.
Wesby is a tremendous offensive player who can hit the perimeter shot while also being able to take the ball strong to the basket. A strong defender, as everyone who plays for John Chaney is. He can definitely play overseas and possibly in the NBDL, because he has been well schooled in the finer points of the game and has a great deal of natural ability.