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  • Played in 31 games and made 26 starts as a true freshman.

  • Averaged 9.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest. Scored 279 points.

  • Shot 38.1 percent from the field, 31.8 percent from three and 78.9 percent from the free throw line.

  • Averaged nearly 30 minutes per game (29.9) and finished with 30 steals and one block.

Best Games, 2019-20

  • Scored 11 points in career debut against Virginia Tech (Nov. 5). Finished 4-for-11 from the field and with six rebounds.

  • Played 34 minutes and scored 16 points against Colgate (Nov. 10), finishing 6-for-12 from the field and 2-for-6 from three.

  • Led the Tigers with 19 points and five rebounds in a win over Alabama A&M (Nov. 21). Finished an efficient 7-for-11 from the field and 3-for-6 from distance.

  • Posted back-to-back double-digit scoring games, netting 13 points at Florida State (Dec. 8) and against South Carolina (Dec. 15).

  • Scored 16 points in the Tigers’ first ACC win of the season over NC State (Jan. 4). Finished 9-for-10 from the free throw line.

  • Notched 11 points on the road at Virginia (Feb. 5).

  • Led Clemson with 18 points, including 17 in the second half, of a blowout victory on the road at Pitt (Feb. 12). Finished 5-for-9 from the field and 4-for-7 from three. He added in five assists and two rebounds in 35 minutes.

  • Scored in double-figures in three-straight games, including a career-high 22 points in a blowout win at Boston College (Feb. 22). Finished an efficient 8-for-12 from the field and 6-for-10 from three. The six threes were a career-high. He added in three rebounds and three assists.

  • Posted 10 points at Georgia Tech (Feb. 25).

  • Scored 18 points, including the game-winning layup with 1.0 second left to take down No. 6 Florida State (Feb. 29). Finished 8-for-18 from the floor, making two 3-pointers and dishing four assists.

  • Finished the season with an 18-point effort to help lead the Tigers to a ACC Tournament victory over Miami (March 11), finishing 4-for-7 from the field, 2-for-4 from three and a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line.

Before Clemson

  • Comes to Clemson as a four-star prospect according to both ESPN and 247Sports. ESPN ranks Dawes No. 95 in its Top 100 for the 2019 signing class. He is rated the fifth-best prospect in New Jersey, 15th nationally at the point guard position and 24th overall on the east coast.

  • Averaged 15.5 points, 4.3 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game on the NIKE EYBL Circuit en route to third-team honors – earning Top 15 recognition.

  • Chose Clemson over Providence, Seton Hall, St. John’s and UCONN.


  • Born September 28, 2001 (turns 20 years old prior to 2020-21 season).

  • Majoring in Communications.

High School Accolades

  • ESPN Top 100 Prospect

  • 247Sports Top 150 Prospect

  • Rivals Top 150 Prospect

  • Finished Top 15 at NPBA Camp

  • Finished Top 3 at Chris Paul’s CP3 Camp

  • Made Third-Team overall on the Nike EYBL Circuit (meaning he finished Top 15 on the Nike Circuit)

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide


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