One thing that can be said about Khalif Wyatt is that this guy is smooth. At times, he can look like he is moving in slow motion. Many compare him to Paul Pierce because of his uncanny ability to score even though he moves like an old man! Wyatt blows your mind because even though he moves so leisurely, he makes the game look so easy. With the use of a wide variety of moves that seem to instantly freeze opposing defenses, Wyatt not only scores the basketball but also gets his teammates involved. The 6’4 210 pound combo guard averages 19.8 ppg and 4.0 apg. Khalif Wyatt’s ability to lead his team in big games has attracted a lot of national attention. Earlier this season, on December 22, 2012, the Temple Owls faced the Syracuse Orange in Madison Square Garden. The game was on ESPN and the stage was electric. Although Syracuse was ranked # 3 in the country at the time, Mr. Wyatt did not shy away from the spotlight. He willed Temple to a 83-79 upset win over Syracuse by scoring 33 points, shooting 15-15 from the free-throw line and adding 4 assists. Khalif Wyatt has had multiple big games this season. In heartbreaking losses in which he has had to carry his team, Wyatt has scored 26 points against Kansas, 31 points against St. Bonaventure, 34 points vs. Saint Joseph’s and 35 points against Duquesne. Hopefully, Khalif Wyatt and the TempleOwls can get into a groove so they can make some noise in the NCAA tournament. With a show-stopping player who can dominate a game like Khalif Wyatt, I’m sure the Owls feel pretty confident in good old #1.
By: Joaquin Jones Freshman at Temple University