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Brown to leave Temple

Aaron Brown will leave Temple and the Owls basketball program at the end of this semester.

Brown to leave Temple

Aaron Brown will transfer from Temple. (Elizabeth Robertson/Staff Photographer)
Aaron Brown will transfer from Temple. (Elizabeth Robertson/Staff Photographer)

Aaron Brown will leave Temple and the Owls basketball program at the end of this semester.

The sophomore shooting guard informed Temple coach Fran Dunphy of his decision this morning. Dunphy granted the St. Benedict’s Prep (N.J.) product his release. 

"I felt like I haven’t been given the opportunity," said Brown, who averaged 6.4 points and 14.6 minutes this past season. "And I think that it is just time to move on.

"You know I worked hard. ... I did everything they asked, a hard worker."

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Brown hasn't decided where he’ll transfer to. If he had his wish, Brown would play for his former high school coach Dan Hurley, the new head coach at Rhode Island. However, that is unlikely. Brown would have to sit out the next two seasons due to transferring within the Atlantic Ten Conference. Temple won't become a Big East Conference member until the 2013-14 season.

"I'm going to leave all of my options open," he said.

About this blog
Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004. He takes over the Sixers beat after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons. Pompey also previously covered the Penn and Drexel men’s basketball team and Villanova football team after initially focusing on high school sports.

Pompey is a native Philadelphian and a University of Pittsburgh graduate. Follow him on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers or reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com. Reach Keith at kpompey@phillynews.com.

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