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Rahlir Jefferson

Defensive-minded Chester High School forward Rahlir Jefferson recently picked Temple ahead of George Washington, Providence, and Penn State. Last week, Jefferson told OwlsDaily.com that hard work and a defensive mentality will help him earn playing time when he joins the Owls next season.

Chester High School basketball coach Larry Yarbray initially compared his senior swingman Rahlir Jefferson to a young Scottie Pippen for his defensive prowess.He later said Jefferson's scoring touch compared favorably to Dionte Christmas at the same age.If Yarbray's projections are correct, then Temple Coach Fran Dunphy has recruited a heck of a player. Jefferson, a 6-6, 200-pound forward, is the...

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