Crusaders News
Men's Basketball - Fri, Jul. 19, 2013

Jacob Freeze from Middletown, Ohio, by way of Lancaster Christian Academy in Smyrna, Tenn., joined the list of Tennessee Temple University basketball signees Thursday. Freeze, who first went to Blackman High in Murfreesboro after moving to Tennessee, averaged about 16 points and five rebounds for the very balanced Lancaster team this past season. He played the wing spots, primarily the 3, but at 6-foot-5 could play more at the 4 for Temple, according to assistant coach Ezell Dodd. "He's really good. I think he's going to impact us pretty quickly," Dodd said. "He can shoot from anywhere and he uses his body well for a freshman. We're not going to be as big as last year, but we'll be quicker." Freeze decided between Temple and Middle Tennessee State largely because of his relationship with Dodd, and he said he felt "this would be a better place for me to start -- and a place where I could grow, as a basketball player and academically, socially and spiritually." He his GPA was over 3.6.