Temple Owl Guards in the NBA: How Will Dionte Christmas Fare?

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Temple Owl Guards in the NBA: How Will Dionte Christmas Fare?

Quite a few Temple University guards continued their careers at the highest level of professional basketball these last two decades. Some became first round draft picks while others signed after going undrafted.

With the 2009 NBA Draft finally coming Thursday, June 25, Dionte Christmas has completed all of his pre-draft workouts including an invite to the draft combine in Chicago. Toronto, Washington, Houston, Oklahoma City, Detroit, San Antonio, Milwaukee, and Chicago all invited Christmas for personal workouts.

Much like his Owl predecessors, Christmas has been projected all over the draft board. He could go late in the first round or drop well into the second.

Though this history of Temple guards in the NBA is a celebrated one, not every player achieved their anticipated success after draft night. Dionte Christmas' career could go either way.

The following is a brief history of former Temple guards and their time in the NBA since 1990.

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