With the start of the 2020 season on the horizon, the men’s basketball program made some last minute acquisitions. Forward Zach Hicks & guard Hysier Miller have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Temple University.
Both Hicks and Miller are local area talent. Hicks, who stands at 6’7, 185 is a Camden native that played at Camden High School. Miller, from Philadelphia, attended Neumann Goretti Catholic High School.
Coach Mckie was excited about the prospect of the two local talents:
“We are pleased to welcome Zach and Hysier to the Temple Basketball Family.”
Hicks averaged 20 points, with 7 rebounds and 11 double doubles, proving he’s a force on both ends of the floor. Miller averaged 14.3 points, with 4.8 rebounds and 3 assists in his senior year. Miller led the Saints to the Philadelphia Catholic League Championship with a 24-4 record. Neumann-Goretti advanced to the quarterfinals of the PIAA Class 3A tournament before the pandemic ended competition.
“Both are dynamic, athletic players and more importantly quality young men that fit into the culture of our program.”
Temple Basketball also announced the signing of Graduate Transfer Brendan Barry. A two year starter at Dartmouth, Barry signed a financial aid agreement to attend Temple as a graduate student. The 6’2 guard from Fair Haven, New Jersey was 10th in the nation in 3pt shooting (44.5) and was named Big Green MVP with an average of 13.2 points 3.2 rebounds & assists each. He also led the Ivy League in minutes per game (35.6).
Mckie, the second year head coach welcomes the Dartmouth graduate into his basketball program:
“He is a veteran player, who has terrific perimeter range that will help stretch opposing teams’ defenses. He is also a fine young man who will easily fit into our team culture.”
The Owls start their regular season in two weeks vs Virginia Tech in the Hall of Fame Tip off Showcase. The mini tournament will take place on November 28th & 29th.