Duncan-like Dupree turning heads
He's a two-time regular-season MVP who has led the San Antonio Spurs to three NBA titles. But everybody knows about Tim Duncan, right?
"She's wholesome," Staley said of Dupree. "Candice has left an impression on this program and has set an example for how to lead your life the right way. I don't even want to think about what we will do without her next year."Next year is a long way off. This year is too tantalizing for Temple to start considering Life After Dupree. It kicks into high gear in about a month when Temple hosts Georgia, Villanova and Tennessee during a nine-day stretch around Christmas. It is the most anticipated week in Temple women's basketball history. Before the home crowd, Dupree will go toe-to-toe with Georgia All-American Tasha Humphrey and Tennessee phenom Candace Parker. She'll also have to deal with whatever defensive scheme 'Nova coach Harry Perretta cooks up. It promises to be a terrific test for Dupree and the entire Temple program. That's why now's the time to get better acquainted with Dupree. Before the holiday rush. When Dupree might start showing up on every WNBA teams' wish list. Beth Mowins is a regular contributor to ESPN.com's women's basketball coverage.