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Montrose Christian forward commits to Temple

Mark Williams, a senior power forward at Montrose Christian (Md.), gave a verbal commitment to play basketball at Temple Monday night.

Montrose Christian forward commits to Temple

Mark Williams, a senior power forward, gave a verbal commitment to play basketball at Temple Monday night. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)
Mark Williams, a senior power forward, gave a verbal commitment to play basketball at Temple Monday night. (Yong Kim/Staff file photo)

Mark Williams, a senior power forward at Montrose Christian (Md.), gave a verbal commitment to play basketball at Temple Monday night.

The 6-foot-8, 238-pounder chose the Owls over scholarship offers from Vanderbilt and Kent State. He averaged 16 points and 11 rebounds while leading Montrose in three-point shooting this season.

Williams becomes the third member of Temple’s 2013 recruiting class, joining signed players Josh Brown (St Anthony, NJ) and Kyle Green (Camden Catholic).  Williams can sign his binding national letter of intent on Wednesday.

Williams’ commitment comes four days after Roberts Vaux point guard Rysheed Jordan chose St. John’s over Temple.

Former Plymouth Whitemarsh star Jaylen Bond has an official visit scheduled to Temple this week. The forward is transferring out of Texas and is considering the Owls as a destination.

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.

Keith Pompey Inquirer Staff Writer
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