Temple guard Khalif Wyatt was rewarded Monday for exceptional play when he was named NBC Sports national player of the week.
Wyatt, a graduate of Norristown High, also was named player of the week by the Atlantic Ten Conference and the Big Five.
The 6-foot-4 senior averaged 23.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in last week's games against Alcorn State, Canisius, and third-ranked Syracuse. Wyatt's highlight was his career-high 33 points in Saturday's 83-79 victory over the Orange at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Wyatt, who is averaging 16.2 points and 3.9 assists this season, led the Owls in scoring in all three games last week. He scored 20 points in a 63-46 win over Alcorn State on Dec. 17 and 17 points in a 72-62 loss to Canisius on Wednesday.
In the three games, Wyatt made 28 of 30 free throws, including all 15 in the win over Syracuse. He leads the Owls in free-throw percentage at 82.5 this season.
Temple (9-2) hosts Detroit (7-5) on Friday at 3 p.m. in the final game of the Chevrolet Gotham Classic.