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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 10:09 AM
Final Clemson Men's Basketball Notes, 2001-02
by Press Release


2001-02 Men's Basketball 13-16, 4-12 ACC, 0-1 ACC T
11/17 Sat Morris Brown* 70-57W
11/19 Mon La Salle* 81-69W
11/20 Tue Miami (FL)* 67-65L
11/24 Sat Wofford 85-82W
11/28 Wed at Penn St 79-66W
11/30 Fri Coastal Car 83-54W
12/02 Sun at Duke 96-80L
12/05 Wed App St 76-66W
12/08 Sat USC 81-59L
12/15 Sat Elon 88-78W
12/18 Tue Winthrop 66-61L
12/22 Sat Charles So 82-45W
12/28 Fri at Hartford 78-48W
01/02 Wed Yale 68-65L
01/05 Sat at GT 83-76W
01/08 Tue Virginia 68-52W
01/12 Sat at Wake 96-55L
01/15 Tue NCSU 80-79L
01/20 Sun at Mary 99-90L
01/24 Thu at FSU 68-63L
01/27 Sun UNC 87-69L
02/02 Sat Duke 98-88L
02/06 Wed GA Tech 74-50L
02/10 Sun at UVA 85-71L
02/13 Wed Wake 118-115W
02/16 Sat at NCSU 83-54L
02/20 Wed Maryland 84-68L
02/23 Sat FSU 87-78W
02/27 Wed at UNC 96-78L

*- at Virgin Islands



Individual Notes


*Edward Scott averaged 7.93 assists per game, third best in the
nation. It was the first time a Clemson player ranked in the top
five in the nation in any statistical category since Sharone Wright
was second in the nation in blocked shots in 1992-93.


*Scott had 30 points and 16 assists in the double overtime win over
Wake Forest on Feb. 13. It marked just the second time in history
that an ACC player had at least 30 points and 15 assists in the same
game. Longtime NBA player Kenny Anderson (Georgia Tech) is the only
other ACC player to do it.


*Scott scored 36 points in a win over Florida State on Feb. 23, the
fifth best single game scoring total by a Clemson point guard in
history, best in 32 years.


*Scott earned third-team All-ACC honors, meaning a Clemson guard made
an All-ACC team for the sixth straight year. He averaged 11.9 points
per game to go with his nearly eight assists per game. He also
collected 4.9 rebounds per game, most by a Clemson point guard since
the 1957-58 season. He had six double-doubles, most ever by a
Clemson point guard in one season and most by an ACC guard in 2001-02.


*Scott's final assist total of 238 ranked second best in Clemson
history. But, his 7.93 assists per game broke Grayson Marshall's
single season mark of 7.71 per game. Scott now has 434 career
assists entering his senior year, fourth best in school history.
His 2.19 assist/turnover ratio was third best in Clemson history.

*Tony Stockman ranked third in the ACC in made three-point goals per
game with a 2.86 mark. He was also eighth in percentage and 12th in
steals per game.


*Stockman made 80 three-point goals, fifth best single season in
Clemson history. He made eight in the first half at North Carolina
on Feb. 27, the most in a single half in Clemson history. Stockman
enters his junior year with 155 career three-point goals, fourth best
in Clemson history.


*Ray Henderson ranked second in the ACC in rebounds per game with an
8.8 figure. He was sixth in blocked shots and sixth in offensive
rebounds. Henderson ranked sixth in the ACC in double-doubles with
nine.


*Sharrod Ford had 12 points and 11 rebounds against Florida State in
the ACC Tournament, the first Clemson freshman to record a
double-double in an ACC Tournament game since Iker Iturbe in 1995.
Ford set a Clemson freshman record for field goal percentage with a
.606 mark.


*Jamar McKnight was one of the most improved players in the ACC. His
scoring average improved by 9.2 points per game over the previous
season, seventh best single season improvement in school history.


*Chris Hobbs shot 54.1 percent from the field for the season and now
has a 55.07 career field goal percentage, sixth best in Clemson
history.


*Chey Christie was Clemson's top freshman scorer with a 5.3 average,
including a 21-point night in Cameron Indoor Stadium against Duke.
He was named ACC Rookie of the Week for the first week of December.

*Tomas Nagys concluded his season on a positive note with 18 points
and 9 rebounds against Florida State in the ACC Tournament. He made
5-6 field goals, including a tip-in that tied the game with 0.6
seconds left, sending the contest into overtime.


Team Notes


*Led the ACC in rebound margin with a +5.1 figure. That was the third
best rebound margin in Clemson history for the course of a season.
First time Clemson has won the rebound championship since 1984-85.

*Clemson had two of the top three sophomore scorers in the ACC in
2001-02. Tony Stockman was the top sophomore scorer with a 12.2
average, while Chris Hobbs was third with an 11.6 figure. Clemson
had two of the five ACC sophomores who averaged double figures in
scoring over the course of the season.


*Clemson scored 118 points in the double overtime victory over Wake
Forest on Feb. 13 at Littlejohn Coliseum. It was the most points
scored by an ACC team in 2001-02 and the Clemson record for an ACC
game. It was Clemson's first double overtime win in 14 years.

*Clemson showed a strong comeback ability in 2001-02. Three times
Clemson overcame a double digit deficit to gain victory, including
the road win at Penn State in November.


*Clemson returns players who accounted for 83 percent of its
scoring, 89 percent of its rebounds, 93 percent of its assists, 91
percent of its steals and 91 percent of its blocked shots for the
2002-03 season.


*Returning frontcourt starters Ray Henderson and Chris Hobbs are both
ranked in the top 10 in Clemson history in field goal percentage with
figures over 54.5 percent.


*Clemson showed improvement in virtually every area in 2001-02. That
includes victory total, overall, in the ACC and away from home.
Clemson also realized an increase in scoring average, scoring margin,
rebound margin, field goal percentage, field goal percentage defense
and double figure scorers.


*Clemson had four players average in double figures for the season,
the first Clemson team to do that since the 1971-72 season.


*Clemson won at Georgia Tech on Jan. 5th, just the third time in 15
years Clemson won in Atlanta.


*Clemson gained two wins over top 20 teams in 2001-02. The Tigers
defeated a fifth ranked Virginia team and a 17th ranked Wake Forest
team. It marked the first time since 1997-98 that Clemson defeated
two top 25 teams in the same year.


*Clemson had seven former players in the NBA in 2001-02, 10th most in
the nation and the most in a single year in Clemson history.