Temple men's basketball coach Fran Dunphy likes what he's seen out of freshman forward Obi Enechionyia.

"He's making strides and I think he's learning," Dunphy said of the Owls' lone freshman on the 2013-14 team. "But I also think that there is a little bit of a wall he's going to hit. But he needs to be a really good rebounder for and a great position defender."

Dunphy said the 6-8 forward is capable of hitting the mid-range jumper and even stepping out to hit the 3-pont shot.  He likes what he's seen out of him offensively, and on Friday Dunphy indicated that Enechionyia should have a bright future at Temple.

"I think he's going to be a very good player for us this year. He's going to get his opportunity this year," Dunphy said of the consensus Top 100 prospect out of St. James (Md.) School.

For his part, Enechionyia said he has added about 10 pounds (up to 230), and he believes he's now better equipped for the rigors of college basketball.

"I got stronger, lifted a lot more weights," he said. "I'm pretty happy with the gains I've made. But I also feel like I'm a better player and that I'm going to keep getting better. I'm ready to go and do whatever coach wants me to do."