Kurt Paulson, Carroll College sign Colorado standout wing

(Editor’s note: Carroll College media release)

HELENA — Carroll College men’s basketball coach Kurt Paulson announced the signing of Brendan Temple, a 6-foot-7, 185-pound wing from Castle Rock, Colorado.

“Brendan was meant to be at Carroll,” Paulson said. “He is our type of guy and fills some needs for our team immediately with his length. He is all of 6-7 and long and can stretch the defense with his shooting ability. His passing is spectacular for being a forward. He really has a great feel for the game. Another aspect we like is his leaping ability where he can use his length to tap in rebounds or defensively affect shots at the rim. Pair this with his 3.5 GPA and he is a perfect fit with our culture.”

Temple averaged 17.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game during his senior season at Douglas County High. He converted 51 percent of his shots, including 36 percent from the three-point line. He helped lead DCHS to the playoffs before bowing out in the second round.

“I choose Carroll College because it’s a great school and I’m a Catholic,” Temple said. “Everything just made sense to go there. My family loved it. It’s small and I like small schools.”

Temple has five brothers, but is the first of his family to attend Carroll College — though, he figures his younger brother could be heading to Carroll sometime down the road.

“He’s taller than me,” Temple said. “Hopefully he’ll come meet me at Carroll.”

Temple plans to major and business management and pursue a minor in data science while at Carroll College.

Temple becomes the fourth member of Paulson’s 2019 recruiting class. Sayer Patton (Choteau, Montana) Jonny Hillman (Post Falls, Idaho) and Gaven Ramirez (Corona, California) previously signed with the Saints.

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