Philadelphia 76ers’ Allen Iverson (3), and teammate Aaron McKie (8) smile as they enter a press conference during the 76ers’ Media Day on Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/William Thomas Cain)

Temple University Male Basketball Team will have a new face on the sidelines starting next year as Assistant Coach Aaron McKie is set to take over Head Coaching duties from Fran Dunphy once the upcoming season ends.

Ghana Forward/Center Ernest Aflakpui has been with the Owls for three seasons after not featuring in what was supposed to be his first year in 2014 due to a knee injury where he tore his meniscus.

With the upcoming season set to be Aflakpui’s final year in College, he will not play for McKie in 2019 since he is up for graduation.

Aflakpui has yet to live up to expectations during his time with Temple after starring at Archbishop John Carroll High School in Philadelphia.

The 6 foot 10 inch player was born and raised in Ghana before emigrating to the United Sates; in three seasons with Temple; he averaged 4.5 points and 4.2 rebounds in 15 minutes in 32 games last season.

McKie is a former Philadelphia Sixers player who was named Sixth Man of the Year in 2001.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah
@YawMintYM on Twitter


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