Crusaders News
Men's Basketball - Thu, Aug. 23, 2012

 New Tennessee Temple University basketball coach Brac Brady has pulled in an NCAA Division I transfer just in time for classes to start today, and the 6-foot-8 forward, Rashaud Bell, still has four years of eligibility. He attended Louisiana-Monroe last year, redshirting as a wide receiver in football, but had basketball interest from Tennessee Tech, North Florida and Jacksonville -- among others -- during a senior season in which he averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and three assists a game as an all-state player for South Atlanta High School. His girlfriend and another friend already had signed for the Temple women's soccer team, and Bell said he found Brady and assistant coach Ezell Dodd "very friendly and straightforward, and I heard great things about them from people I asked." Bell did not play football as a junior or senior in high school; he got his scholarship offers in that sport based on sophomore highlights. "He's very athletic and a very good rebounder," Brady said.