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Overview: Signed in the fall of 2011 with Brad Brownell's program...highest-rated signee of the 2012-13 freshman class, he sat out the season and red-shirted due to a broken leg suffered in April as a senior in high school...practiced in limited contact situations throughout most of the 2012-13 season, and was a valuable member of the scout team...earned team's Tiger Pride Award at season's end in large part due to his work habits during the rehab process, and his team-first attitude...underwent second surgery on his leg in June, to accelerate the healing process...expected to miss three months of action...when healthy, should be able to contribute at the small forward position...made a name for himself on the AAU circuit prior to his senior year of high school...played for Georgia Stars, the same AAU program that sent 2012 graduate Tanner Smith to Clemson...brother, Ronald, played at Chattahoochee Technical College...recruited by Clemson assistant Earl Grant...majoring in sociology.

In 2012-13: Red-shirted due to injury.

In High School: Four-star prospect according to ESPNU...rated the nation's No. 74 senior prospect by PrepStars, No. 94 by ESPNU and No. 119 by Rivals.com...three-star prospect by Scout.com and 247sports.com...rated the ninth-best prospect in the state of Georgia by ESPNU...McDonald's All-America nominee...first-team all-state at the AAAA level as a senior when he averaged 25.8 points per game...first-team All-Metro selection according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, he was also first-team all-region in 2011-12...played in the GACA All-Star Showcase as a senior, earning MVP honors for the North team...established Chattahoochee High School career records for points, rebounds and blocked shots...scored school single-game record with 42 points in season opener in 2011-12...had 33 points in Region 7-AAAA Championship game...posted 32 points and 10 rebounds in AAAA quarterfinal loss to Southwest DeKalb...second-team all-state selection as a junior when he averaged 24.0 points and 8.8 rebounds per game...made a name for himself on the AAU circuit in the summer of 2011 for the loaded Georgia Stars organization...averaged team-high 15.7 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game at the prestigious Peach Jam in North Augusta, SC...MVP of the 2010 and 2011 Hooch Holiday Classic...MVP of the 2011 Turkey Shootout...first-team all-region as a junior...led Chattahoochee to a 25-5 record in 2010-11 and Sweet 16 appearance at the state tournament...played high school basketball for coach Kacey Martin...born Sept. 16, 1993.

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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