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HELENA — The Carroll College men’s basketball team added some height this week as it announced the signing of 6-foot-7 forward Brendan Temple.

Temple spent the last four years playing for Douglas County High in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Carroll coach Kurt Paulson said Temple will help with a void left by seniors Match Burnham and Matt Wyman, set to graduate this spring. The duo combined for 37.2 points per game.

Temple did not get back to 406mtsports.com but shared his excitement on Twitter late Monday night.

“First I would like to thank God for everything He has done for me. Next, I want to thank my family for always being there for me. Finally, I want to thank all my coaches who have helped me get to this point. Very excited to announce my commitment to Carroll College to further my academic and basketball career,” he wrote. “Thank you Coach Paulson for this opportunity.”

Temple led the Huskies during his senior season where they finished with just 12 wins. He averaged 17.6 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. He also made 51 percent of his shots and was a consistent 36-percent beyond the 3-point arc.

“He can shoot, post up and he can rebound,” Paulson said. “He is a very multi-dimensional player.”

Temple will join the three other new recruits Paulson brought in that includes Choteau’s Sayer Patton, Post Falls, Idaho’s Jonny Hillman and Corona, California’s Gaven Ramirez.

“We needed a big long kid that can do it all,” Paulson said.

That said, Paulson is still looking for more players to round out the recruiting class.

Carroll is coming off its best finish in program history as the national runner up to Georgetown College with a 29-8 record.

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Ryan Kuhn covers Carroll College athletics for the Independent Record and 406mtsports.com. Email him at ryan.kuhn@406mtsports.com or follow him on Twitter at @rskuhn

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