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Completed freshman season after appearing in 34 total games and making 12 starts … provided excellent size and athleticism on both ends of the floor to make an impact both offensively and defensively … expanding his skill set to provide outside shooting to pair with his inside game … one of two frontcourt signees in the 2017 signing class … rated a consensus four-star prospect … played two seasons at Blue Ridge School … recruited by assistant coach Steve Smith.

Appeared in 34 games and made 12 starts last season … limited action off the bench in the early going, but stepped into a starting role following the tragic season-ending injury of senior Donte Grantham … averaged 15.4 minutes per game for the season, but played finished the season with 21.7 minutes per contest over the final 16 games of the season, including 12 starts … grabbed over 100 rebounds, averaging 3.2 per game … finished the season with 29 blocks – second-most on the roster.

BEST GAMES, 2017-18
Played a career-high 30 minutes at Georgia Tech … scored in double figures on three occasions during the year … scored 10 points in back-to-back games at Florida State and against Duke … finished a perfect 4-for-4 from the field in the Tigers’ opening round game of the NCAA tournament against New Mexico State – finishing with nine points and three rebounds … grabbed a career-high nine rebounds in the opening round game of the ACC tournament against Boston College … narrowly missed a double-double against the Eagles with 10 points and nine boards … hit two three-pointers on three occasions, including coming in for an injured Donte Grantham and hitting a clutch three against Notre Dame.

Four-star prospect according to 247 Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout … rated as high as the No. 89 prospect in the nation by Rivals … also No. 104 by Scout and No. 107 by 247 Sports … No. 3 prospect from the state of Virginia by ESPN and No. 7 by Rivals … No. 27 prospect at the power forward spot by ESPN … Central Virginia Boys Player of the Year as a senior, when he led Blue Ridge to a second state championship in three years … averaged 13.0 points and 9.4 rebounds per game as a senior … first-team All-VISAA Division II selection, he was a second-team choice as a junior … also second-team all-state by USA Today as a senior … posted 16 points, six rebounds and three blocks in championship game … notched double-double and produced 14 of his 18 points in the second half of semifinal win over Virginia Episcopal School … team MVP as a senior when he went over 1,000 career points in three seasons … MVP of the Bullis Holiday Classic and Joe Miller Invitational … posted 18 points in the championship game against Word of God … MVP of the Central Virginia All-Star Game, when he tallied 16 points … played freshman year at Fluvanna County High School, where he scored 377 points … coached by Cade Lemcke at Blue Ridge, helping team to a 75-10 record in three seasons.

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide


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