Blossomgame named to more national honors


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CLEMSON, S.C. — Jaron Blossomgame has been named to the preseason watch list for both the Naismith Trophy and Wooden Award. Both awards are annually presented to the top collegiate basketball players in the nation.

Blossomgame posted 13 points, six rebounds and a team-high three assists in the Tigers’ season-opening win over Georgia on Friday. He averaged 18.7 points per game last season for Clemson, the third-highest scoring average among ACC players. The first-team All-ACC forward was the first Tiger in history to shoot at least 50 percent overall, 40 percent from three-point range and 75 percent at the free throw line over the course of a season.

Blossomgame’s Preseason Honors
ACSMA
• First-Team All-ACC

Athlon
• Third-Team All-American
• First-Team All-Senior
• Nation’s No. 1 “inside-out” player

CBS Sports
• Third-Team All-American
• Nation’s No. 12 overall player

ESPN.com
• Nation’s No. 7 overall player

Julius Erving Award
• Nation’s top small forward, watch list

Lindy’s
• Nation’s No. 1 small forward

Lute Olson Award
• Nation’s top senior, watch list

Naismith Trophy
• Nation’s top player, watch list

NBC Sports
• Third-Team All-American

Sporting News
• Third-Team All-American

Sports Illustrated
• Second-Team All-American

USA Today
• Third-Team All-American

Wooden Award
• Nation’s top player, watch list

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