Bakeer Ganesharatnam grew up as an NBA fan and began collecting sneakers as a teenager.
After losing in three sets to Wichita State on Sunday in Kansas, the Owls have to fight for second in the American Athletic Conference with Southern Methodist.
The Owls recorded their lowest hitting percentage in conference play in their five-set loss to Memphis on Friday in Tennessee.
The Owls have won 10 of their last 11 matches since losing to the Shockers.
The Owls held Tulane to a 11.8 hitting percentage in their 3-0 victory against the Green Wave at McGonigle Hall on Sunday.
Redshirt freshman outside hitter Dana Westfield led the Owls in kills in their 3-0 victory against Houston on Friday at McGonigle Hall.
Senior Irem Asci tore her ACL on Sept. 29, but Temple has only lost one match since.
The Owls hit better than 25 percent in the final two sets of their 3-1 win against Southern Methodist on Sunday at McGonigle Hall.
Junior middle blocker Iva Deak had six kills and helped space the floor in Temple's four-set win against Tulsa on Friday night at McGonigle Hall.
Kyra Coundourides tallied her 2,500th career assist on Oct. 1.