Lee to transfer for final year of eligibility

Redshirt-junior forward Anthony Lee has decided to transfer from Temple.

The news was first reported by Keith Pompey of The Inquirer. Lee reportedly told coach Fran Dunphy of his decision yesterday. Lee has acknowledged his decision to depart on Twitter.

Lee is due to graduate in May with a degree in communications. He can transfer to any university and be eligible to play immediately since he will have already earned his undergraduate degree. He cannot enroll in a graduate program that is also offered at Temple.

He averaged 13.6 points on 49.5 percent shooting and 8.6 rebounds per game in 2013-14. He led the American Athletic Conference in rebounds per game and was tenth in the conference in field goal percentage.

Owls fall in first European game

The men’s basketball team kicked off their European tour with an 82-52 loss to Evreux, a French Pro B team.

The Owls were led by junior forward Anthony Lee, who put up 14 points and four rebounds. Sophomore guard Quenton DeCosey added 11 points and five boards.

Temple was hamstrung by a lackluster second quarter in which they were outscored 17-4. The Owls shot 31 percent from the field and went three for 15 from beyond the arc.

Evreux was paced by former Drexel forward Samme Givens. Givens, who attended Academy of the New Church in Philadelphia, led his team with 18 points and six rebounds.

Temple’s next matchup is against a league rival of Evreux –¬†Boulogne. That game tips off Sat. August 14 at 11:30 EST.