|Ht./Wt.:||6-9, 225 lbs.|
|High School:||Pinewood Prep|
|Years:||2009 - 2012|
Overview: Highest-rated recruit to enter Clemson in the last 15 years...consensus top-30 prospect, according to the national recruiting services, when he signed with Clemson...athletic, versatile forward who has an ability to help the Tigers on the perimeter and inside the paint...has appeared in 94 games, with 27 career starts...veteran of 1,779 minutes at the college level, he has scored 657 points and grabbed 418 rebounds in three seasons with the Tigers...has shown individual improvement in two years with Brad Brownell's staff, averaging more points per game and rebounds per game each successive year he has been with the program...began to play his best basketball in the 2011-12 ACC regular season, averaging 10.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game over 14 contests...improved overall field goal percentage and three-point percentage as a junior...owns career averages of 7.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game...first McDonald's All-American to sign with Clemson since Sharone Wright in 1991...first McDonald's All-American from the state of South Carolina since Raymond Felton, who played for North Carolina, in 2002...named Mr. Basketball in the state of South Carolina as a senior...majoring in sociology.
In 2011-12: Played in 28 games, with 23 starting assignments...averaged 9.7 points per game, fourth-most on the team...second on the squad at 5.6 rebounds per game...shot 44 percent overall, 33 percent from three-point range, both season-highs for the junior...second on the team with 49 offensive rebounds...averaged 26.4 minutes per game...led or tied for team lead in rebounding in seven games...scored double figures 13 times, including five of the last nine games...fourth on the team with 16 made three-point goals, he made 12 in the final eight games of the season...improved as a shot-blocker on the defensive end, as he totaled 25, second-most on the team...had the top blocks per game average at just under one per contest...posted 24 steals, fourth-most on the team...improved as a passer out of high-low sets, he had 31 assists for the season, 12 more than his highest season total in three years at Clemson...grabbed double digit rebounds three times, second-best on the squad...had one double-double.
Best Games of 2011-12: Top scoring effort was a 22-point performance against Furman, a career-high for the junior...also added 14 rebounds, another personal high...made 7-of-12 field goals and 8-of-11 free throws in that win over the Paladins...finished season opener against Gardner-Webb with 10 points...had 10 and two blocks in 21 minutes at The Citadel...scored 12 points with six rebounds versus the College of Charleston...made all four field goal and free throw attempts in 12-point showing against Alabama State...scored 10 points against UTEP in 24 minutes...made 7-10 shots and scored 15 points against Florida State in ACC opener, a 20-point win for the Tigers...added eight rebounds and two blocks in that game against the Seminoles...scored nine points and added 12 rebounds at Boston College...made 7-13 shots against a top-10 Duke team and finished with 16 points and three assists...scored nine in consecutive games at Miami and home against Georgia Tech...made 3-4 from three-point range and posted 14 points and six rebounds against Maryland...posted 15 points on 6-11 shooting at Wake Forest...totaled 15 points, four offensive rebounds and two steals in road win over Georgia Tech...followed that with 17-point performance in home overtime victory over NC State...made 7-14 shots against the Wolfpack...grabbed 12 rebounds in Senior Night win over Virginia Tech...finished year out with 13 points and two blocks in 35 minutes against the Hokies in the ACC Tournament.
In 2010-11: One of the most improved players on the roster, he was fourth on the team in scoring at 8.3 points per game...third on the team with an average of 5.2 rebounds per game...played in all 34 games and made four starts...averaged 20.1 minutes per game, the most by any Clemson reserve player...tied Jerai Grant for the team lead with four double-doubles...scored double figures in 13 games, tied with classmate Devin Booker...posted five double figure rebounding efforts...led or tied for the team lead in rebounding in eight games...led the team in free throw shooting with a .772 figure, he was the tallest Clemson player to lead the Tigers in free throw percentage since 7-footer Adam Allenspach in 2000...shot 29 percent from three, but that was a 12 percent improvement over his freshman season...quadrupled his three-point total, going from six as a freshman to 24 his sophomore year...made 43 more free throws and 58 more field goals as a second-year player...blocked 14 shots, fourth-best on the team...was at his best against the ACC's top two teams, Duke and North Carolina...averaged 12.3 points and 8.7 rebounds in four games against those two schools.
Best Games of 2010-11: Top scoring effort was 16 points, which he accomplished twice...most important 16-point game was in the ACC Tournament semifinals against North Carolina, where he made 6-8 field goals and 3-5 from three-point range...added seven rebounds in that game with the Heels...posted double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds in Clemson's Feb. 12 home game against North Carolina...the 12 boards were a career-high...posted double-double at Duke on the Blue Devils' Senior Night with 10 points and 11 rebounds...opened the season with 14 points and four assists against Western Carolina...added 11 the next game against eventual Southern Conference champion Wofford...posted nine points in 20 minutes versus Old Dominion, an NCAA Tournament team...tallied first career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in home win over SC State...notched eight points and six rebounds in road win over College of Charleston, a special game for the native of nearby Summerville...posted three straight double figure games to close the non-conference schedule during the regular season, he had 11 versus Delaware State, 13 against East Carolina and 10 versus The Citadel...scored 12 points in home win over Miami...scored eight at North Carolina...had nine, including a pair of threes, in comeback win over NC State...scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds in road game at NC State...totaled 10 points in ACC Tournament opener with Boston College...scored 11 points and hit 4-5 shots in NCAA Tournament win over UAB.
In 2009-10: Appeared as a reserve forward in all 32 games for the Tigers as a first-year freshman...averaged 3.3 points and 2.7 rebounds per game, while averaging 11.2 minutes of playing time per contest...struggled shooting the basketball, hitting 6-of-35 from three-point range (.171)...active on the glass, he was fifth on the team with 32 offensive rebounds...tallied 16 steals and eight blocked shots in limited action...reached double figures in the scoring column on two occasions.
Best Games of 2009-10: Top game of the season was at home against Virginia, he hit all four field goal attempts and a pair of free throws for 11-point total...accomplished that total in just 15 minutes...season-high in scoring was 14 at UNC Greensboro...hit 5-of-6 shots, including 2-for-3 from long range, in the win...posted five points and three steals in Clemson debut against Presbyterian College...tallied seven points on 3-of-6 shooting versus Butler in the 76 Classic, a team that advanced to the 2010 NCAA Tournament championship game...scored six points in win over Furman...posted eight points against East Carolina on the road and at home versus College of Charleston...tallied seven versus Western Carolina...grabbed seven rebounds at Georgia Tech...grabbed season-high eight boards and blocked two shots at Virginia Tech...posted seven points at Maryland...played season-high 19 minutes at Florida State and chipped in a 15-footer, four rebounds and two steals.
In High School: Played in the McDonald's All-America Game in Miami, posting four points and four rebounds for the victorious East squad...second-team All-American according to Parade...fourth-team All-American according to the Louisville Courier-Journal...played in the Capital Classic, posting six points and five rebounds for the U.S. All-Stars...rated as the nation's #17 prospect by PrepStars, #23 by Scout.com, #24 by Hoop Scoop, #25 by Rivals.com, and #26 by ESPNU...two-time South Carolina Gatorade Player-of-the-Year...led Pinewood Prep to four consecutive SCISA championships at the AAA level...posted 22 points in the championship game his senior season...Mr. Basketball winner in 2009...four-time All-State selection...Most Outstanding Player at the 16th Annual Roundball Classic in West Ashley, SC as a senior...named Most Outstanding Defensive Player at the 2008 Tabernacle Christian Thanksgiving Classic in the Bahamas...named to All-Tournament team at Chick-fil-A Classic...posted 25 points and 14 rebounds playing against Duke signee Mason Plumlee in the championship game of that tournament in Columbia, SC...averaged 20.1 points, 8.7 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks per game as a senior...posted 24 points and 12 rebounds vs. No. 1 Oak Hill Academy in the ESPN RISE National High School Invitational...named Boys Basketball Player-of-the-Year by the Charleston Post & Courier as a senior...averaged 18.9 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 4.2 blocks per game as a junior...scored 2,536 points and pulled down 1,372 rebounds in his prep career...played for coach Pat Eidson at Pinewood Prep...also earned a letter in cross country...chose Clemson over offers from Florida, Connecticut, Georgetown, and UCLA...born 6/26/90...majoring in sociology.
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide
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