Sports Notes: Temple selects men’s basketball captains

November 3, 2017

Temple selects men’s basketball captains

Temple head basketball coach Fran Dunphy recently announced that redshirt senior guard Josh Brown and senior forward Obi Enechionyia were chosen as captains for the 2017-18 season.

“Josh and Obi are both very deserving of this honor,” Dunphy said in a statement. They are two tremendous young men who have contributed both on and off the court throughout their careers. Their leadership will be invaluable to the success of this year’s team.”

Brown, who missed the majority of last season with an Achilles injury, served as a co-captain of the 2016-17 Temple Owls with Daniel Dingle and Mark Williams. Brown, a 6-foot-3 guard, was ranked 10th in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.5). He led the Owls and ranked second in the American Athletic Conference in assists per game (4.9).

Enechionyia, a 6-foot-10 forward, ranked second on the team in scoring (13.1 ppg) while leading the team in rebounding (5.8 rpg). He was named Most Valuable Player of the 2016 NIT Season Tip-Off. He is 48 points shy of the 1,000-point mark.

Temple will host Jefferson in an exhibition game on Nov. 9 at the Liacouras Center at 7:30 p.m. The following week the Owls will play in the Gildan Charleston Classic Nov. 16-19.

Delaware Valley U. ranked No. 1 in East Region

The NCAA released its first Division III football regional ranking on Wednesday and undefeated Delaware Valley University is ranked as the No. 1 team in the East Region. The Aggies are 8-0 this season.

This mark the fourth time in program history that Delaware Valley has held the top ranking in the East. In 2005 and 2011, the Aggies finished undefeated and atop the East and earned one of the four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Division III playoffs. In 2014, Delaware Valley completed the regular season with a 9-1 record and was given a fourth seed and a home playoff game in the opening round.

Delaware Valley is currently in first place in the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) standings.