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Temple in top Chester High prospect Rondae Jefferson's final seven

As expected, Temple remains in Rondae Jefferson’s trimmed-down list of possible destinations.

Temple in top Chester High prospect Rondae Jefferson's final seven

Rondae Jefferson (right) has been a fixture at Owls’ home games for the past three seasons. (Ron Cortes/Staff file photo)
Rondae Jefferson (right) has been a fixture at Owls’ home games for the past three seasons. (Ron Cortes/Staff file photo)

As expected, Temple remains in Rondae Jefferson’s trimmed-down list of possible destinations.

The Chester High guard/forward recently told ESPN.com’s Dave Telep that Temple, Rutgers, Syracuse, Arizona, Florida, Texas and Memphis are the schools he's still considering.

Jefferson, a 6-foot-7 rising senior, has been a fixture at Owls’ home games for the past three seasons. His older brother, Rahlir, is the starting power forward at Temple.  And Rondae has a great relationship with the Owls’ coaching staff.

“I really like Temple,” he said back in February.

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And just like most college programs, the Owls would like to one day have the 17-year-old on their roster.

He is regarded as the nation’s 12th-best college prospect in the Class of 2013, according to Scout.com.  ESPN and Rivals.com both list as the 23d-best player in the class.

Jefferson averaged 12.1 points, 9.2 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.7 blocked shots to lead Chester to its second consecutive Class AAAA PIAA state title.

He plans to make his college decision on Jan. 3, his birthday.

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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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