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Clemson's career and single-season steals All-ACC Defensive Team selection last season as a junior...named to the Defensive All-America team by last season...starting point guard each of the last three seasons...started 17 games as a freshman, 19 as a sophomore, and 23 as a junior...first Clemson player in history to record at least 50 steals in three separate seasons...surpassed Terrell McIntyre's four-year steals mark of 194 in just three seasons...finished his junior season with 201 career thefts...shattered single-season record with 83 as a junior...led the ACC in steals per game as a junior...was a major reason Clemson ranked second nationally in steals per game in 2005-06...that team also established a school record with 352 thefts...earned Clemson's Defensive MVP honor at the 2005-06 awards banquet following the season...has ranked in the top six in the ACC in steals each of his three years, sixth as a freshman, third as a sophomore, and first last year...holds the class records for steals for Clemson freshmen, sophomores, and juniors...Clemson's career leader in steals on a per game basis entering his senior season, he has a 2.21 average for his 91 games so far...heading into his senior year he ranks just outside the top 25 all-time ACC steals leaders...he should easily move into the top 10 as a senior...named Clemson's Most Improved Player in 2004-05...led Clemson in assists and steals as a freshman, the first freshman to lead the Tigers in both areas since Terrell McIntyre in 1995-96...physical player who has missed just one game, he did not play versus Maryland in 2005-06 after injuring his elbow and thumb late in a game against Boston College a few days earlier...has played over 2,500 minutes in his career, he will finish in the top 10 in school history in that 8.7 points per game scorer, he needs just 204 points to reach 1,000 for his career...improved shooter has increased his three-point percentage from 29.3 (27-92) after his sophomore season to 32.1 (54-168) currently...improved scorer increased his average from 6.8 points per game as a sophomore to 12.0 as a junior...has had a positive assist-to-turnover ratio in each of his three seasons with the program...has 277 career assists, needs just 53 to move into the top 10 in school history in that category...first native of Virginia to come to Clemson on a basketball scholarship since Jo Jo Bethea in 1973...all-state and all-conference in football as a wide receiver and defensive back his junior and senior year of high school...all-state in basketball as a junior and senior in relation to Vincent Hamilton, former Clemson Hall of Fame guard of the early 1980s.

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide


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