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Overview: Signed in the fall of 2012 with the Tiger basketball program...long, lean player who will see time as a backup at the shooting guard and small forward positions...will have to make a big adjustment from the SCISA (South Carolina Independent Schools Association) level to the Atlantic Coast Conference, one of the premier college basketball leagues in the country...will be an important factor within Brad Brownell's program moving forward because of his ability to score the basketball...comes by way of Columbia, the same general area of South Carolina that sent current Tiger sophomore Jordan Roper to Clemson...named Mr. Basketball in the state of South Carolina at the SCISA level...recruited by Assistant Coach Earl Grant...majoring in communication studies.

In Italy (August 2013): Started one game and played an average of 15.3 minutes over four contests...reached double figures in the second game with 11 vs. Dream Team Italy...averaged 6.3 points and 3.5 rebounds per game on the trip...collected six steals and had only two turnovers in over 60 minutes of play...posted nine points in the final game against Airte, where he was 4-for-8 from the floor with three steals.

In High School: Three-star prospect according to ESPNU and the No. 2 prospect for the class of 2013 in the state of South Carolina by ESPNU...rated the nation's No. 30 prospect at his position by ESPNU...nominated for the McDonald's All-America Game...three-time all-state selection at the SCISA level...leading scorer in Cardinal Newman High School history...led the Cardinals to State Championship as a senior in 2013, he scored 23 points in the final versus rival Hammond...posted 18 of game-high 34 points in AAA state semifinals against Porter-Gaud in the fourth quarter alone...Most Valuable Player at the 2012 Home Pest Control Holiday Classic, where he scored 23 points in the championship game to propel the Cardinals to the tournament crown...played in the City vs. State All-Star game held at Benedict College...2011-12 Statewide SCISA Player of the Year according to the High School Sports Report...averaged 21 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game as a junior...played AAU ball for the South Carolina Elite...coached by David Ross at Cardinal Newman...earned three varsity letters in football as well...also considered the University of South Carolina...born 7/13/95.

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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