Sage Tolbert is a transfer from Southeast Missouri. At 6-8 210 Tolbert brings a combination of power and athleticism that will instantly impact the Temple Owls. He improved on almost every category including going down on fouls and turnovers. Tolbert averaged 9.6 points and 7 rebounds while shooting 55% from the field. I talked to him about why he committed to Temple, why he de-committed from Southeast Missouri and more for Philly Sports Network.
LJ: What made you commit to Temple?
Sage: I chose Temple because I love the city and the program’s winning culture.
LJ: Why did you feel it was time to leave Southeast Missouri?
Sage: SEMO is a good place but I felt like it was a hard place to be successful.
LJ: What stands out to you about the way Temple plays?
Sage: I like the way Coach really lets the team play freely.
LJ: What do you like about Coach Aaron Mckie?
age: I like that he actually played at the highest level, so I’ll really trust his coaching.
LJ: What will you bring to Temple?
Sage: I feel like I’ll bring my experience and energy on both the offensive and defensive end.
LJ: How was it growing up in Richmond, Texas? How were your parents an influence in your basketball journey?
Sage: I’m originally from New Orleans, I moved around a lot. My mother is a big influence… she taught me to work for what I want in life.
LJ: Have you had a real Philly cheesesteak yet from Philadelphia?
Sage: No I haven’t
LJ: What does Temple like about you and what have they said about your future with the team?
Sage: My athleticism and versatility. They think I can be a big contributor with my skills and experience
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