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Overview: Signed in the fall of 2011 with Brad Brownell's program and made quite an impact in his first season with the program...smaller guard, but extremely athletic...possesses a team-best 40-inch vertical leap...bench pressed over 210 pounds, nearly 50 pounds more than his body weight...high volume scorer with an ability to shoot the basketball, he will be Clemson's top returning perimeter shooter as a sophomore in 2013-14...played most minutes out of Clemson's 2012-13 freshman class...showed great anticipation defensively, collecting a number of steals in the open court as a first-year player...won a state championship in South Carolina as a junior at Irmo High School...recruited by Clemson assistant Earl Grant...majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management.

In Italy (August 2013): Averaged 16.0 points and 4.0 assists per game, both team bests, over four contests...only started one game, averaging 19 minutes per outing...shot 48 percent overall and 47.6 percent from long distance (10-of-21)...led team in three-point shots made...tied for team lead with 10 steals...had just six turnovers in 76 minutes...posted team-high 21 points in the win over Indiana Pesre...added 19 against Dream Team Italy in 20 minutes...made four trifectas in that win...made at least two from long range in all four games...posted double figures in all four games...had five assists and four steals in 19 minutes vs. Vicenza All-Stars.

In 2012-13: Appeared in 30 games, with 13 starting assignments...played total of 680 minutes, an average of 22.7 per game...fourth on the team in scoring with an average of 7.9 points per game...led team in three-pointers with 41 for the season, and in three-point accuracy at 41.4 percent...made multiple three-pointers in 14 games...ended season with streak of nine straight games with at least one three-point goal...first Tiger freshman to shoot at least 40 percent from three since Terrence Oglesby in 2007-08...scored double figures in 11 games, fourth-most on the team...led or tied for the team lead in scoring in five games...led Tigers defensively with 35 steals...first freshman to lead Clemson in steals since Vernon Hamilton in 2003-04...had eight games with multiple steals...started the final nine games of the season and averaged 11.3 points per game during that stretch...made 20-of-41 from three during the same stretch, a 48.8 percent mark...averaged 8.4 points per game during the regular season portion of the ACC schedule...led Tigers in scoring in the ACC Tournament, the second straight season that was accomplished by a freshman...played well at Littlejohn Coliseum, averaging 8.7 points per contest in 15 home games...shot 42 percent from three in home games.

Best Games of 2012-13: Scored game-high 19 points against No. 3 Miami, his top effort of the season...the 19 were the most by a Tiger freshman against an ACC team since Oglesby also had 19 versus Florida State in 2008...made 8-of-11 field goals, including 3-for-4 from three, in that game against the Hurricanes...also added season-high four steals...scored 17 against NC State at home on 6-of-12 shooting (3-of-4 from three)...collected three steals in the Feb. 10 game with the Wolfpack...posted 18 in the ACC Tournament game with Florida State, as he was a perfect 3-of-3 from long range and made a season-high 9-of-13 at the free throw line...posted 16 points at Coastal Carolina on the road, converting 3-of-7 shots, including 2-of-4 from three...added three steals at Coastal...posted 12 points at Miami, all in the first 10 minutes of the game...scored Clemson's first 12 points of the game, as a matter of fact...scored 11 points at Boston College, behind three trifectas...made 3-of-4 from deep and scored nine in home win over Wake Forest...scored 13 against The Citadel on 6-of-10 field goals...posted 12 points, three steals and two assists against SC State...scored 11 against Florida State in home ACC opener...posted 11 points in first game against Presbyterian College, he made 5-of-7 field goals in 16 minutes off the bench...scored eight against eventual No. 1 seed Gonzaga in 20 minutes off the bench...scored five at South Carolina, but included a steal and slam in front of his hometown family and friends.

In High School: Rated the nation's No. 84 senior prospect by PrepStars...three-star prospect according to both Rivals.com and Scout.com...McDonald's All-America nominee...first-team all-state selection as a senior after averaging 17.1 points, 4.6 assists and 2.3 steals per game...Region 4-AAAA Player-of-the-Year...South Carolina MVP of the Carolinas All-Star Classic after scoring a game-high 26 points...led South Carolina to a win in that contest...slam dunk contest champion at the Carolinas All-Star Classic...led Irmo to AAAA semifinals, where he scored 29 in a loss to Gaffney...MVP of the Impact Sports Invitational as a senior...earned all-tournament honors at the 2011 Arby's Classic in Bristol, TN after averaging 17 points per game...scored career-high 42 points as a senior in win over rival Lexington...made game-winning tip-in to lift Irmo over Richland Northeast in 2012...led Irmo to a 27-3 overall record and AAAA state championship as a junior in 2010-11...AAAA Player-of-the-Year at the state and regional level as a junior...averaged 20.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.3 steals per game as a junior...hit 77 percent of his free throw attempts...Midlands AAAA Player-of-the-Year according to The State in 2010-11...three-time all-region selection...named to All-Tournament Team at both the Chick-fil-A Classic and Upward Holiday Classic as a junior...MVP of the Highlander Holiday Classic as a sophomore in 2009-10...Midlands AAAA All-Area as a sophomore according to The State...three-time recipient of team's Academic Excellence Award...finished high school career with totals of 1,698 points, 386 assists and 243 steals...second in Irmo High School history in career points behind only B.J. McKie, who went on to a standout career at South Carolina from 1995-99...played high school basketball for coach Tim Whipple...led Irmo to 87-22 overall record during his four years with the varsity squad...also considered VCU...born Nov. 2, 1993.


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

S T A T S

Roper Career Statistics
Year
GP-GS
Min/Avg
FG-FA
Pct
3FG-FA
Pct
FT-FTA
Pct
Off/Reb/Avg
A-T
BS-ST
td>
PF-DQ
Pts/Avg
2012-13 30-13

680/22.7

84-219 .384 41-99 .414 29-46 .630 10/38/1.3 26-27 1-35 40-0 238/7.9
Totals
30-13
680/22.7 84-219
.384
41-99
.414
29-46
.630
10/38/1.3 26-27
1-35
40-0
238/7.9

Roper Career Highs
Points: 19 vs. Miami, 2/17/13
Field Goals Made: 8 vs. Miami, 2/17/13
Field Goal Attempts: 15 vs. Maryland, 2/23/13
Field Goal %: .750 (6-8) vs. Florida A&M, 12/15/12
3-Pointers Made: 4 vs. Florida A&M, 12/15/12
3-Point Attempts: 5 vs. Florida A&M, 12/15/12
Free Throws Made: 9 vs. Florida State, 3/14/13
Free Throw Attempts: 13 vs. Florida State, 3/14/13
Rebounds: 3 vs. Wake Forest, 1/15/13
Offensive Rebounds: 2 vs. Furman, 11/16/12
Assists: 3 vs. North Carolina, 2/28/13
Blocked Shots: 1 vs. The Citadel, 1/1/13
Steals: 4 vs. Miami, 2/17/13
Minutes: 35 vs. Maryland, 2/23/13

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