218 lbs.
Baton Rouge, La.
High School
University HS
  • Graduated Masters December 2002, Sports Management
  • Graduated July 2001, General Business
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll — 2000, 2001, 2002
  • NABC All-District 8 Second Team — 2002
  • SEC Good Works Team Member — 2000, 2002, 2003
  • SEC Player of the Week — 2001, 2003

Came back from season-ending ankle surgery in his junior season to start all 32 games his senior season, averaging 25.8 minutes a game … Averaged in double figures for the third straight season (10.8 ppg), while pulling down 3.5 rebounds a game and 1.7 assists per game … In the final two months of the season, raised his scoring average 1.8 points per game … One of only a handful of players in the nation playing his final season with his Master’s Degree in hand … Two 20-plus games on the year — 21 vs. Florida (1-28) and 23 at Tennessee (3-1) … 16 games of 20 or more points in his career … 53 games in double figures for career, 16 this season … Earned SEC Player of the Week and Louisiana Sports Writers Association honors on March 3 for his efforts against Auburn (2-26) and Tennessee (3-1) … Against Auburn he hit for 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including three treys. Against Tennessee, Temple tied his career high for threes with six on 8-of-11 shooting as he scored 23 points … Temple hit 57-of 146 three-pointers (37.5 percent) … Against Vandy (2-12) he had five treys to go with five against Texas A&M (11-30) … Both games he was 5-of-7 from three point range … In his last eight games, he was 21-of-42 (50 percent), from three point range … His 1.94 three-pointers per SEC game, ranked ninth in the league … Temple broke the 1,000 point barrier and finished his career 22nd in scoring at 1,167 points … Made 76 percent of his career free throws (236-of-308) … Was on a team that defeated three top 10 teams in the season, five in his career.

Played in 21 games, starting 19 in a season of injury problems which began on Dec. 15 when he sprained his right ankle against McNeese State … Temple would miss one game before returning, but would miss another game late in December with tendonitis … He returned, but two days after the Jan. 19 Auburn game, an MRI showed a partially torn tendon in his foot … He returned after missing one game, finally respraining the ankle late in the Feb. 6 Vandy game … He missed three games, playing sparingly in the next two before ending his season on March 1 when doctors did a reconstruction on a ruptured tendon in his foot and reconstructed his right ankle … Averaged 28.1 minutes a game … Tied for second on the team in scoring at 13.4 points per game … Also averaged 6.0 rebounds a game and 2.24 assists … Earned SEC Player of the Week honors for Dec. 3 for back-to-back 20-plus point games against Towson (Nov. 28) and Northwestern State (Dec. 2) … Against Towson, Temple made 10-of-12 shots, 24 points, seven rebounds, five steals and two assists … Also scored 24 points versus Northwestern State on 7-of-14 shooting, including four three-pointers with 13 rebounds, four assists and two steals …. It marked the first Player of the Week for an LSU player since Feb. 14, 2000 …Opened the season with double figures in the first eight games prior to spraining his ankle, including 20-plus games against Mercer (22, 11-25), Towson (24, 11-28), Northwestern State (24, 12-2); Louisiana Lafayette (20, 12-4) … A total of 14 games in double figures, seven of 20 or more points … Hit 39-of-104 (37.5 percent) from three-point range and 58-of-71 (81.7 percent) from the free throw line … Three double-doubles, with a best of 14 rebounds to go with 20 points against Southern.

Averaged 14.1 points per game while averaging 4.6 rebounds … Started 28-of-29 games, averaging 31.7 minutes a game … Had team-best 53 three-pointers … Had double-figures in 21 games … Best basket of the season was on Feb. 28 with 6.4 seconds in overtime when he tipped in Brian Beshara’s miss in the 78-77 win over Ole Miss … Had 30 points in season finale at Tennessee, the first 30-point game by an LSU player since Nov. 27, 1999 … Against Tennessee (March 2), Temple hit 7-of-12 field goals, including a career-high six treys … He also tied career assists mark of four in the 39-minute effort … His previous scoring high was 27 at Mississippi State when he hit a career-high 10 field goals … 12th in the league in scoring … Eighth in the league in free-throw percentage (88-of-120, 73.3 percent) … Ninth in the league in three-point field-goal percentage (53-of-146, 36.3 percent) … Six games of 20 points or more topped by his 30-point game at Tennessee … Hit 45.1 percent from the field with one double-double, a 20-point, 10-rebound effort against Nicholls State (12-22).

Averaged 4.0 points per game and 1.6 rebounds, while averaging 12.9 minutes per game … Hit 37 percent of three pointers and 76.1 percent from the free-throw line (35-of-46) … Two games in double figures topped by 20 in the SEC Tournament win over Vanderbilt (March 10) … In the Vanderbilt game, was 7-of-8 from the field and 6-of-7 from three-point rage with two assists and two blocks … That was part of a three-game stretch against Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Arkansas when Temple hit 11-of-13 from the field and 9-of-11 from three-point range … Played 20 minutes or more in four games, appeared in 33-of-34 contests … In the Italian tour that summer, averaged 9.0 points per game, along with 4.2 boards and 2.6 assists … Hit 43.7 percent from three-point range.

Injured his hip on the first day of practice during Fan Day activities, forcing him to miss nearly three months of practice … Was able to return to practice for the final part of the season.

Played four years of high school basketball at University High, the last under former LSU assistant basketball coach Ari Fisher … Also ran cross country for four years and was on the track and field team for two seasons … He earned all-district honors, three times including two years when he was named District MVP … He was a two-time member of the All-State team, twice All-Metro and an honorable mention All-American … He averaged 26.9 points as a senior, seven rebounds, seven assists and shot 52 percent from the field … Scored 2,001 points in his career, averaging some 19 points a game … Two-time All-District cross country … Played 18 minutes in the Louisiana High School Coaches All-Star game, earning MPV honors after scoring 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including 5-of-7 from three-point range.

Full name is Collis Benton Temple III … Born on Sept. 1, 1979 … Right handed … Parents are Collis B. Temple, Jr., and Soundra Johnson Temple … Collis, Jr., played for the LSU basketball team for three season; 1972-74; one under Press Maravich; two under Dale Brown … Father is 22nd on the school’s all-time rebound list and earned third-team All-SEC honors his senior season, averaging 15 points and 10.5 rebounds a game … Collis, Jr., was the first African-American student-athlete to play basketball at LSU … Two younger brothers, Elliott and Garrett … Plays the trombone … Favorite athlete is his father.

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