In a move that was expected, Temple sophomore guard Trey Lowe will redshirt this season. Lowe suffered upper body injuries in a one-car accident on Feb. 28 that forced him to miss the rest of the season.

"It is a team approach with Trey, his family, the doctor and trainer and I would be the last in line to have any say in it," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said in a phone interview after Friday's opening practice. "He just felt like this is the best thing for him."

Dunphy says no decision has been made on senior point guard Josh Brown, who had surgery on his left Achilles tendon on May 25 after suffering the injury while working out.

"He is making good progress and there is no hurry on this," Dunphy said. "Right now Josh is more of a wait and see."

Dunphy said one of the pleasant surprises in the opening day of practice was the development of three freshmen, guards Alani Moore, Quinton Rose and center Damion Moore.

"The three freshmen are ahead of where I thought they would be," Dunphy said. "They did a good job in the fall and summer and fall and had a good day today."

Temple will have two scrimmages, against George Mason and Monmouth. The Owls open their season Nov. 11 at the Liacouras Center against La Salle.