|Ht./Wt.:||5-9, 175 lbs|
|Years:||2008 - 2011|
Overview: Veteran of 98 career games at the point guard position, he came off the bench primarily his first two seasons before being a full-time starter as a junior in 2010-11...top returning scorer for the Tigers, he was one of three players to average double figures in 2010-11...top long-range shooter on the Tiger roster, he has shown the ability to hit from the outside not only in half-court sets, but also in transition...has the ability to make crucial shots, as evidence by several moments during his sophomore and junior seasons...has scored 811 points in three seasons, 8.3 points per game...improved his scoring average as a sophomore by nearly five points per game...enters his senior season with 170 career three-point goals, 99 more than any other active Tiger and seventh-best in Clemson history...has more steals (132) than turnovers (122) in his career, a key statistic...possesses a career 2.01 assist-to-turnover ratio, third-best in school history...led the Tigers in steals as a sophomore and junior...career 74 percent shooter from the free throw line and 39 percent from behind the three-point line...has increased his minutes, points and rebounds per game in each of his three seasons with the program...has averaged 14.5 points per game in four NCAA Tournament contests, tied for third-best in Clemson history...has made more three-point goals (14) than any player in school history in the NCAA Tournament...earned a pair of awards at the 2010 team banquet, including one for the top free throw percentage on the team...also received inaugural Spark Plug Award, as a result of his high scoring average off the bench for the Tigers...signed with Clemson after displaying tremendous leadership abilities on the AAU circuit prior to his senior year of high school...earned the team's Air Force ROTC Award as a freshman...honor is presented to the player best exhibiting the core values of the Air Force, as demonstrated by integrity, service before self, and all-around excellence...shares same birthday, March 16, as former teammate Demontez Stitt, one year apart.
Young Career Highs
In 2010-11: Played in all 34 games, with 33 starts...third-leading scorer on the squad with 11.1 points per game...averaged 32.3 minutes per game, second-highest on the team behind Demontez Stitt...leading three-point shooter, he made 80-202 for 39.6 percent accuracy...shot 70.5 percent from the foul line, including an 84.2 percent clip during the ACC regular season...second on the team with 102 assists, he led the squad and the entire ACC with a 2.55 assist-to-turnover ratio...that figure was 21st in the nation...led team in steals with 47, he was a big reason Clemson led the ACC and ranked among the NCAA leaders in scoring defense...posted 20 double figure scoring efforts, including a pair of games with at least 20 points...led or tied for the team lead in scoring in seven games...led or tied for team lead in assists in 17 games...made at least one three-pointer in 33 of the 34 games, the only game he did not was against Wake Forest on Feb. 26...had a streak of 28 consecutive games with at least on three-pointer, which dated to the final game of the 2009-10 season...made at least two three-point shots in 25 games...had at least one steal in 30 of the 34 games...played well away from home, he averaged 11.8 points per game in 17 contests outside of Littlejohn Coliseum.
Best Games of 2010-11: Scored season-high 22 on two occasions, most notably the final game of the season against West Virginia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament...made 6-10 shots, including 4-8 from three, and 6-6 free throws versus the Mountaineers...also had 22 points in win over UNC Greensboro, he made 8-14 shots in that game with five assists...scored 18 points at Miami, a big road victory for the Tigers...hit 4-7 three-pointers in that win...posted 14 points in ACC Tournament semifinal with North Carolina, he made 4-8 three-point goals in that contest with five assists as well...posted 15 points in home win over Boston College, with five assists...made 3-6 three-point baskets in that victory...scored 14 at Georgia Tech, including 4-6 from three-point distance...posted 11 points and four assists in win over Wofford, an eventual NCAA team...scored 12, all on three-point goals, in Paradise Jam win over Long Beach State...posted 14 points and six rebounds against Michigan, he made 4-7 three-pointers in the loss...tallied 15 points at South Carolina, including a fallaway jumper just before halftime...scored 11 points in home victory over Georgia Tech, he made 3-5 three-point goals in that record-setting shooting performance...scored 11 in game at Chapel Hill against North Carolina...scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds at Virginia...tallied 11 points, including 3-6 from three, in home finale against Virginia Tech...posted 11 points, five assists and two steals in road game at Florida State in December...scored 11 in home win over Miami, including a huge stepback jumpshot with the shot clock expiring in the final minutes to keep the Tigers ahead.
In 2009-10: Appeared in all 32 games, all but three as a reserve...All-ACC Academic Team selection alongside roomate Tanner Smith...started three games while Demontez Stitt recovered from a foot sprain...third on the team in scoring at 9.2 points per game...averaged 26.3 minutes per game, third-highest on the team...led the Tigers with 60 three-point goals, he was second on the squad with a 37.5 percent accuracy from long distance...led Clemson in steals with 54, he was fifth in the ACC with 1.7 steals per game...third on the team in assists with 77...earned team's Free Throw Percentage Award after making 80 percent of his attempts...posted double figures in the scoring column 13 times...ranked second on the squad behind fellow point guard Stitt with 10 charges taken...averaged 9.4 points per game during the regular season of the ACC...finished the season strong by scoring double figures in eight of the final 11 games...had at least one steal in 25 of the 32 games...made at least one three-point goal in 28 of the 32 games.
Best Games of 2009-10: Had a terrific 12-point outing at Florida State, in front of several family and friends that made the short drive from Albany, GA...hit a buzzer-beater half-court shot to give the Tigers momentum heading into halftime, then hit the go-ahead three-pointer off a steal from the top of the key with 30 seconds left...scored career-high 19 points in the first meeting with Florida State, also a Clemson win...hit 8-of-9 free throws and 3-of-7 from three in the home contest...matched career-high with 19 in NCAA Tournament game against Missouri, he hit 5-of-8 threes in that contest...posted 14 points, including 4-of-7 from three, with three steals in home win over Miami...also hit 4-of-7 from deep at East Carolina, finishing with 16 points...played all but three minutes of home win over Maryland, tallying 12 points and tying Clemson record with seven steals...scored 13 at Maryland, followed by 13 in home finale with Georgia Tech...hit another halftime buzzer-beater, a 25-foot three-point shot to give the Tigers another spark in the win over the Yellow Jackets...posted 12 points in 76 Classic win over Butler, a team that advanced to the championship game of the NCAA Tournament...hit 4-of-6 from long range, including two inside the final five minutes of the game to key the Tiger comeback from a double-digit deficit...scored 13 points at UNC Greensboro...notched five steals in road win over Liberty...posted nine points and four steals against College of Charleston...scored eight in the win over North Carolina...posted nine points versus Ilinois and eight against South Carolina...hit 3-for-4 from long distance for nine-point total at NC State...scored 10 points and added four assists at Virginia Tech.
In 2008-09: Played in all 32 games as backup to point guard Demontez Stitt...averaged 14.9 minutes of playing time per game...averaged 4.4 points and 2.1 assists per game...ranked third on the team with 30 three-point goals...shot 39 percent from three-point range, one of the top figures on the team...ranked second on the squad with 66 assists...led team with a 2.87 assist-to-turnover ratio, which ranks best in school history given a minimum of 50 assists...had only 23 turnovers on the season, an average of just one every 20.8 minutes of play...ranked fourth on the team with 31 steals, despite playing in a backup role the entire season...first freshman in Clemson history with more steals than turnovers...had more turnovers than assists in only four of the 32 games...led or tied for the team lead in assists in seven games...posted double figures in the scoring column in three games...compiled better numbers away from home, as he averaged 5.5 points per game at road or neutral sites...shot 50 percent from behind the arc in games away from home...closed the season with 12 assists and just one turnover over the final five games...had just one turnover in his final 85 minutes of action...made at least one three-point goal in eight of his last nine games, he made 15 of his final 27 attempts from beyond the arc.
Best Games of 2008-09: Best performances of the year came on the road, in wins over South Carolina and Georgia Tech...posted season-highs in points (13), assists (8), and steals (4) in the comeback win over the Gamecocks...filled in for foul-plagued Stitt and ran the Tiger offense to perfection...nailed a crucial wing three late in the game to keep the Gamecocks at bay...sank 4-4 three-point shots, all in the second half, of the Tigers' comeback win over Georgia Tech in Atlanta...that was a special performance for the native of the Peach State...third double-figure scoring effort of the season was in the home win against Maryland...hit 4-5 shots in that game, including 2-3 from long range...added three thefts against the Terrapins...scored eight points and hit 3-6 shots in 20 minutes against Temple, also filling in for Stitt who was in foul trouble...scored nine against Wofford with five assists...totaled six points and two steals at Charlotte...hit 2-5 three-pointers and helped the Tigers stave off a feisty Charlotte team in front of a raucous crowd...scored six points in 16 minutes against Alabama...posted seven points in first trip to Chapel Hill...scored five points in Clemson's comeback win at Virginia Tech...tallied seven points and two assists in 14 minutes against Virginia, Clemson's final home game of the season...hit 2-3 threes and scored six in the ACC Tournament game against Georgia Tech...posted nine points and hit 3-5 from three-point distance in the NCAA Tournament loss to Michigan.
In High School: Top 100 prospect according to many recruiting services...#78 player nationally by Prep Stars, #78 by Scout.com, and listed #100 by Hoop Scoop...member of the top 150 by Rivals.com...rated as the nation's ninth-best point guard prospect by Scout.com...led Deerfield-Windsor School to runner-up finish in the GISA (Georgia Independent Schools Association) state tournament...holds school's career record for points, assists, and steals...scored 2,062 points in his outstanding career...scored six points and added six assists for the winning U.S. All-Star team in the Capital Classic, held at the Comcast Center in College Park, MD...played with teammate Tanner Smith in that all-star contest...won the three-point shootout at the event...averaged 21.5 points and six assists per game as a junior...led Deerfield-Windsor to four region championships...named Region Player-of-the-Year in 2006 and 2008...state long jump champion in track & field in 2008...played AAU basketball for the Georgia Blazers...played high school ball for coach Gordy Gruhl...chose Clemson over offers from Florida State, Maryland, Purdue, Auburn, and Butler...born 3/16/90...majoring in health science.
Points: 22 vs. UNC Greensboro, 12/19/10; 22 vs. West Virginia, 3/17/11
Field Goals Made: 8 vs. UNC Greensboro, 12/19/10
Field Goal Attempts: 14 vs. many (3), last vs. Maryland, 1/22/11
Field Goal %: (.800, 4-5) vs. Maryland, 2/17/09; (.800, 4-5) vs. Georgia Tech, 2/22/09
3-Pointers Made: 5 vs. Missouri, 3/19/10
3-Point Attempts: 11 vs. North Carolina, 1/18/11; 11 vs. Maryland, 1/22/11
Free Throws Made: 8 vs. Florida State, 2/10/10
Free Throw Attempts: 9 vs. Florida State, 2/10/10
Rebounds: 6 vs. Liberty, 11/17/09; 6 vs. Michigan, 11/30/10
Offensive Rebounds: 4 vs. North Carolina, 2/12/11
Assists: 9 vs. Maryland, 1/22/11
Blocked Shots: 1 vs. North Florida, 12/16/08; 1 vs. SC State, 11/26/10
Steals: 7 vs. Maryland, 1/31/10
Minutes: 39 vs. Boston College, 1/26/10
*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide
Young Career Highs
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