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Temple guard transfers to Southern Miss

Aaron Brown is taking his game to the 'Dirty South.'

Temple guard transfers to Southern Miss

Former Temple guard Aaron Brown will transfer to Southern Mississippi. (Elizabeth Robertson/Staff Photographer)
Former Temple guard Aaron Brown will transfer to Southern Mississippi. (Elizabeth Robertson/Staff Photographer)

Aaron Brown is taking his game to the 'Dirty South.'

The former Temple shooting guard is transferring to play basketball at Southern Mississippi.

Brown made his decision Wednesday afternoon after returning from a visit to the Hattiesburg, Miss. campus. He signed his scholarship papers Wednesday night.

“I feel like it’s the best place for me,” the sophomore said. “I love the coaching staff. [Conference USA] is a good conference and Southern Miss is a winning program.”

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Brown will sit out next season due to NCAA transfer rules. Afterward, the 6-foot-5 Hackensack, N.J. resident will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Brown, who will enroll at Southern Miss in July, chose the Golden Eagles over Boston University and Wagner.

The St. Benedict’s Prep (N.J.) product asked for and was granted his release from Temple on April 14.

"I felt like I haven't been given the opportunity," Brown said at the time. "And I think that it is just time to move on. You know I worked hard. . . . I did everything they asked, a hard worker."

He ranked second on the team in three-point shooting at 41.5 percent this past season. However, he averaged just 6.4 points and 14.6 minutes.

During back-to-back games against Central Michigan and Toledo in December, Brown made nine of 15 three-point attempts. He played in every game this season and started in the season opener at Penn. However, his role and minutes diminished as the season wore on.

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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