Temple Basketball 2001-2002

Men No. 1 Greg Jefferson Jr./F 6-5, 205 Los Angeles, CA Philadelphia Christian Academy Jefferson averaged 12.75 minutes per game in four NCAA tournament games last year. He is an occasional spark off of the


No. 1 Greg Jefferson
Jr./F 6-5, 205
Los Angeles, CA
Philadelphia Christian Academy
Jefferson averaged 12.75 minutes per game in four NCAA tournament games last year. He is an occasional spark off of the bench.

No. 3 Brian Polk
So./G 6-4, 205
Harbeson, DE
Sussex Tech
Polk redshirted last season but is expected to see time this season. He is a good perimeter shooter looked rusty in pre-season.

No. 4 Glenn Elliot
Fr./F 6-9, 235
Atlantic Beach, FL
Jacksonville Bolles
Elliot is a true power forward who will see some time next to Kevin Lyde underneath the basket.

No. 14 Lynn Greer
Sr./G 6-2, 175
Philadelphia, PA
Engineering and Science
Greer will play both point guard and shooting guard this season. He is a pre-season candidate for the National Player of the Year award. Led the nation in minutes player last season.

No. 15 Hawley Smith
Fr./F 6-5, 210
Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville Bolles
Smith is expected to spend most of the season learning from the bench.

No. 21 Nile Murry
Fr./G 6-3, 195
Houston, TX
Klein Forest
Murry is a true point guard who will start the season on the court with Greer. Could allow Greer to play some at shooting guard.

No. 22 Jay Jameson
Sr./G 6-0, 170
Lansdale, PA
Montgomery County CC
A former walk-on, Jameson earned a scholarship for this season.

No. 23 Alex Wesby
Sr./F 6-6, 190
Philadelphia, PA
Ben Franklin
Started 35-out-of-37 games last season. Led team in three-point attempts (228), second-leading rebounder (5.5 rpg) and fifth in scoring (10.1ppg)

No. 30 Ron Rollerson
Sr./C 6-10, 290
Pennsauken, NJ
Faith Christian Academy
Started 20 games last season. Led team in field goal percentage, second in shot blocks and fourth in rebounding.

No. 34 David Hawkins
So./G 6-4, 215
Washington, D.C.
Archbishop Carroll
Academically ineligible for fall semester. Namesdto A-10 All-rookie team last season. Fourth-leading scorer and rebounder.

No. 42 Kevin Lyde
Sr./C 6-10, 260
Washington, D.C.
Oak Hill Academy
Led team in rebounding and shot blocks, third in shooting and was fourth in assists.


No. 0 Athena Christoforakis
Sr./F 6-1
Port Orange, Fla
Atlantic CC
Christoforakis led the team in rebounding last season (202) and second in scoring (10.8ppg).

No. 1 Cynthia Jordan
Fr./G 5-7
Chesapeake, Va.
Deep Creek

No. 2 Christine Cruz
Jr./G-F 5-11
Philadelphia, Pa
Sixth on team in scoring with 6.5 ppg.

No. 4 Natalia Isaac
Sr./G 5-7
Falls Church, Va.
Started one game last season but was a spark as the Owls’ sixth-woman. Fourth on team in scoring with 7.8 ppg. Scored 38 points in win over UMass.

No. 10 Ieesha Turnage
Sr./G-F 5-10
Linden, N.J.
Tri-captain. Returns for fifth season after starting 29 games last season. Redshirted as sophomore.

No. 12 Toni Belafonte
So./G-F 5-9
New York, N.Y.
Cardinal Spellman
Played in 14 games off of bench. Expected to contribute more as sophomore.

No. 20 Melissa Eagles
Sr./G 5-8
Providence, R.I.
Great defender. Fourth on team in shooting percentage.

No. 21 Melissa Dunne
Sr./G 5-6
Absecon, N.J.
Holy Spirit
Tri-captain. Able-backup at point guard. Averaged 12 minutes a game last season.

No. 22 Rachel Marcus
Fr./C 6-3
Toronto, Ontario
Gives Temple aNother presence inside; adds much-needed height to small team.

No. 23 Ari Moore
Fr./G-F 5-11
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Should see some time off of bench.

No. 30 Lisa Jakubowicz
Sr./C 6-1
Levvittown, PA
Led team in free-throw shooting, third in overall shooting.

No. 34 Stacey Smalls
Jr./G 5-5
Cheltenhem, Pa.
Tri-captain. Led team in minutes (32) and scoring (11.2). Quick, smart point guard.

No. 35 Regan Apo
Jr./G 5-8
Holmdel, N.J.
St John Vianney
Led team in three-point shooting, fifth in overall scoring.

No. 42 Christena Hamilton
So./G 5-10
Coatesville, Pa.
Played in 26 games last season. Averaged 2.1 rebounds and 4.6 points a game.

No. 54 Heather Jones
Fr./C 6-3
Upper Darby, Pa.
Another big player expected to help the Owls’ inside game.

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