Josh Pierre-Louis expresses intent to transfer

The freshman guard becomes the second player to transfer from the Temple men’s basketball program after junior forward Justyn Hamilton.

Freshman guard Josh Pierre-Louis dribbles the ball down the court during the Owls' game against Saint Joseph's University at the Liacouras Center on Dec. 10. | NICK DAVIS / THE TEMPLE NEWS

Freshman guard Josh Pierre-Louis intends to transfer from the Temple University men’s basketball program, Verbal Commits announced in a tweet on Wednesday.

During his only year at Temple, Pierre-Louis averaged 3.8 points per game in 27 games this season while averaging 12.7 minutes per game. Pierre-Louis also made 42.9 percent of his shots from the field while converting 37.8 percent of his three-pointers.

Pierre-Louis is the second Temple player to announce his intention to transfer from the program following this season. Junior forward Justyn Hamilton announced his intent to transfer from the program on March 14.

Pierre-Louis was rated as a three-star recruit by 247 Sports coming out of Roselle Catholic High School in Roselle, New Jersey.

Pierre Louis’ announcement comes just two days after his brother, junior guard Nate Pierre-Louis, declared for the 2020 NBA Draft. 

Josh Pierre-Louis has not provided a comment as of Wednesday afternoon.


  1. Unbelievable yoi play one year and belive I selgishlg deserve. Mor. The choices for ncaa ballers are rediculous this to both brothers I really you mesnt it was going to be sometbibg special. Yout voach may not admit it but you both set the program goals back. Your coach has great class I pray god intervenes with his will! God bless!

  2. I pray temple allures a tremendous top recruiting claas . One that place in the top 20 for years to come! Ncaa tourney needs the owls back! Power top 5 forward and all americN type point and 3 guard. Oh I thought nate wuold be back! Plrase come back!

  3. Something seriously wrong when your two best up-and-coming players, Josh Pierre-Louis and Monty Scott, walk if not run away. Others are also leaving and Aaron McKie should reevaluate everything or perhaps step down. Whatever he’s doing it’s having the opposite effect of success.

  4. Unbelievable. What looked like a very deep team going into the season now is riddled with holes. What is Mckies’ problem? Last year’s team definitely under performed with Mckie as coach.

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