Aaron Brown will leave Temple and the Owls basketball program at the end of this semester.

The sophomore shooting guard informed Temple coach Fran Dunphy of his decision this morning. Dunphy granted the St. Benedict's Prep (N.J.) product his release.

"I felt like I haven't been given the opportunity," said Brown, who averaged 6.4 points and 14.6 minutes this past season. "And I think that it is just time to move on.

"You know I worked hard. ... I did everything they asked, a hard worker."

Brown hasn't decided where he'll transfer to. If he had his wish, Brown would play for his former high school coach Dan Hurley, the new head coach at Rhode Island. However, that is unlikely. Brown would have to sit out the next two seasons due to transferring within the Atlantic Ten Conference. Temple won't become a Big East Conference member until the 2013-14 season.

"I'm going to leave all of my options open," he said.