The Temple Owls needed a shooter, and they added one in the form of Argentinian guard Ayan Carvalho. Scott Phillips of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk reported Carvalho’s addition.
Standing 6-foot-5, Carvalho most recently played for Argentina’s national team and represented his country in the FIBA U17 World Championships last year. In that tournament, he averaged 10 points per game and shot 44 percent from the field while making 39 percent of his threes. He is a natural scorer and at just 17 years old, he is only going to get better.
Playing for Temple in the AAC, his natural touch should help him adjust to the American collegiate level fairly quickly.
Apart from Carvalho, Temple has the following players in its 2015 recruiting class: local four-star guard Levan Alston, New Jersey wing Trey Lowe, and center Ernest Aflakpui, also from the Philadelphia area. Needless to say, the team’s chances of contending the AAC this season are looking good.
Temple has gone 193-108 in nine seasons under coach Fran Dunphy and will be looking to get back to the NCAA Tournament in 2016 after a two-year tourney drought.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to El Diario