Four-star prospect according to ESPN, Rivals and Scout ... first-team All-State at the AAA level at nearby Daniel High School in 2015-16, when he averaged 21.3 points per game ... averaged 21.6 points per game as a junior in 2014-15 ... standout on the AAU circuit in the summer of 2016, which included a stint with the U.S. Select Team at the adidas Eurocamp in Italy ... averaged 12.7 points per game at Eurocamp ... competed in adidas Nations in Los Angeles, averaging 10.8 points per game over five contests ... shot 43 percent from three (12-28) in the event ... averaged 11.4 points per game over seven contests at the adidas 17U Summer Championships ... made 14 three-point goals ... averaged 12.5 points per game over the Gauntlet Series in Spartanburg, S.C., including a 45-percent mark from long range ... one of his AAU coaches in high school was Austin Reid, a former manager for the Tigers under Brad Brownell.
“A.J. comes from a great basketball family, and we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know them for a long time,” Brownell said. “He’s an outstanding shooter with a high basketball IQ. I really respect how hard he’s worked to develop into the prospect he is today. He played at the highest levels of AAU basketball, and brings a wealth of experience to our program.”
Clemson has offered on 8/21/15. Reclassified to 2016 class.