Look For Temple Owls' Anthony Lee To Break Out In Upcoming Season

By Trevor Lowry
Anthony Lee
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Anthony Lee very well could be the most important player on the Temple Owls in the 2013-14 college basketball season. With that said, look for Lee to breakout in the upcoming season.

Temple will, of course, be losing its leading scorer Khalif Wyatt and second leading scorer Scootie Randall. That whole graduation thing can really kill a team’s chances sometimes.

In comes Lee, who was the third leading scorer on this past season’s team. He managed to score 9.8 points per game, but he also led the team in rebounds, with 6.8 boards per game. The interesting thing about both of those statistics is the fact that Lee only averaged 23.9 minutes per game.

With more playing time, he could be the man for the Owls in the 2013-14 season, which should be the case.

Lee shot 53.7 percent from the field last season, so he is a pretty accurate shooter. May I remind you that he only took two shots from deep range, so don’t expect him to hit long buzzer beaters on the year, although that would be a great sight to see.

The 6’9” forward hit the 20-point barrier a couple of times on the season, so the potential to score a lot of points is definitely there. Considering that Temple will be losing its two leading scorers and one of which who put up 20 points per game, Lee is going to have to be big on the offensive side of the ball.

The Owls are coming off of a 24-win season, where they made the Big Dance as a No. 9 seed. If they plan on duplicating that success in the upcoming season, Lee will have to break out and Temple will have to adjust to the AAC.

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