Temple men’s basketball senior forward J.P. Moorman II has confirmed with WHIP Radio that he will be entering the transfer portal for the extra year of eligibility that was granted to student-athletes by the NCAA. The Owls’ captain for the past two seasons averaged 7.3 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game this season, starting the team’s first thirteen games of the 2020-21 season.
Moorman, a native of Greensboro, NC, was a mainstay in the Owls rotation for the majority of his four years on North Broad, missing just two games from his sophomore year through his senior season.
On the court he did a little bit of everything for the Owls, producing in a variety of roles. Off the court, Moorman came into his own as a leader and has been especially active in addressing racial injustice, serving as a member of the American Athletic Conference’s Racial Equality Action Group.
Most recently, Moorman was honored with the AAC Sportsmanship Award.
The 6-7 forward is the first of the team’s three “graduating” players to make their decision public. Senior forward Dre Perry, like Moorman, was thanked by the program and assistant coach Chris Clark on social media, but no official word on his decision has been made. Grad transfer Brendan Barry did not participate in senior day and also has not given any indication of his decision as of yet.
Temple currently has two recruits signed to come to campus next fall in Neumann Goretti guard Hysier Miller and Camden Catholic High School forward Zach Hicks. Moorman’s departure furthers the void of upperclassmen on the roster, barring Barry and Perry’s decision, forward Jake Forrester could be the only upperclassman with considerable experience as an Owl.