McKie, Jones, Brunson headed to Temple Hall of Fame

Aaron McKie, Eddie Jones and Rick Brunson will be inducted into the Temple Athletics Hall of Fame on Feb. 19.

The induction ceremony and dinner will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, 237 South Broad Street. The players also will be honored at halftime of the Owls' game against Saint Joseph's at the Liacouras Center on Feb. 20.

The trio, all of whom played in the NBA, combined for 4,613 points, 79 wins, six NCAA Tournament victories, four NCAA bids and one Elite 8 bid (1993). The three Temple stars played together for three consecutive seasons (1991-92 through 1993-94) with Brunson also playing during the 1994-95 season.

McKie, an Associated Press honorable mention All-American, finished his 3-year career at Temple tied for sixth on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,650 points, averaging 17.9 points per game while starting all 92 games. He was named first-team All-Atlantic 10 in his junior and senior years, and also named to the A-10 All-Championship team as a senior. He also was named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year for his performance in the 1992-93 season, averaging 20.6 points per game.

Despite sitting out his freshman season, Jones finished as Temple's 13th-leading scorer (1,470). As a senior (’93-94), Jones was Atlantic 10 Player of the Year. An Associated Press honorable mention All-American in his senior year, Jones led Temple in scoring (19.2 ppg), blocked shots (1.5 per game) and field goal percentage (.470), and ranked second in rebounding (6.8 rpg) and steals (2.3 spg).

Brunson, who will be inducted into the Philadelphia Big 5 Hall of Fame on Jan. 21, had 1,493 points in four seasons to place 11th upon the completion of his career. A two-time team captain, he averaged 16.7 points per game in his senior year, when he was named first-team All-Atlantic 10. Brunson also capped the 1994-95 season by being selected to the A-10 All Championship team.