Thursday, November 17, 2011

Temple signs 3 to LOI

PHILADELPHIA - Tthree high school seniors have officially signed National Letters of Intent to play men’s basketball at Temple University. 

The three student-athletes who will make up the Owls’ Class of 2016 are 6-6 guard/forward Quenton DeCosey of St. Joseph-Metuchen (NJ), 6-7 forward Daniel Dingle of St. Raymond’s (NY), and 6-10 center, Devontae Watson of Lincoln Park (PA).

“We are excited to add these three young men to the Temple Basketball Program,” said coach Fran Dunphy. “They are all fine upstanding citizens from wonderful families.  We are looking forward to great things from them during their Temple careers.”

A native of Union, N.J. DeCosey averaged 23.4 points, 11.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 3 steals, and 2.6 blocks as a junior last season at the storied St. Joseph’s-Metuchen High, which produced standouts such as Jay Williams (Duke) and Andrew Bynum (LA Lakers).   The swingman, who was named the All-Area and All-League Player of the Year by the Newark Star Ledger, earned First Team All-County and was 2nd Team All State honors in 2011.

As a junior, Dingle, a native of Bronx, NY, averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds and five assists per game in leading the Ravens to the CHSAA Class AA intersectional semifinals last winter.  The younger brother of former UMass standout Dana Dingle earned First Team all-City honors for the prestigious St Raymond’s High School.

A two-time second-team All-State selection, Watson helped Lincoln Park Charter School reach the PIAA Class A final by averaging 16 points, 18 rebounds and 12 blocked shots per game as a junior in 2010-11.  A native of Ambridge, Pa., Watson is a two-time WPIAL first team selection .

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