Basketball Hosts EA Sports Central in Final Tuneup


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<font class=caption>Ray Henderson recorded a double- double and this dunk in the first exhibition game.</font>
Ray Henderson recorded a double- double and this dunk in the first exhibition game.

CLEMSON, SC - Clemson will host the EA Sports Central All-Stars
Monday at 7:00 PM at Littlejohn Coliseum in its final exhibition game
leading into the 2001-02 season.


Clemson defeated Nike Elite 98-85 on Oct. 31 in the team's first
exhibition game of the season. Tony Stockman scored 19 points and
Jamar McKnight added 18. Stockman made 5-12 from three-point range in
scoring his Clemson team-best total, while McKnight was 7-8 from the
field overall, including 4-4 on three-point goals. McKnight scored
his points in just 20 minutes, while Stockman played 26.


Starting center Ray Henderson was also a standout for the Tigers as
he recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. The
junior from Charlotte had six offensive rebounds and made 6-10 shots
from the field.


Former Tiger LaDarion Jones plays for EA Sports. A freshman and
sophomore for the Tigers in 1995-97, he transferred to Wyoming when
then-Clemson assistant coach Larry Shyatt became the head coach of
the Cowboys. Former Maryland Terrapin Duane Simpkins and Georgia
Bulldog Litterial Green also play for EA Sports.


This is also the final game for the Central All-Stars, who have one
win on their 10-game exhibition collegiate tour. EA Sports defeated
Arkansas State, but have sustained losses to New Mexico, Texas Tech,
SMU, Arkansas, Kansas, Wichita State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.


Clemson opens the regular season Saturday, Nov. 17 against Morris
Brown at the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands. The game will be
played at 8:00 PM. The Tigers will then play LaSalle at 5:30 PM on
Nov. 19 and will then meet UAB, Eastern Michigan or Miami (FL) on
Nov. 20. Clemson's home opener is Nov. 24 against Wofford at 7:00 PM.
All regular season games can be heard on Clemson Tiger Sports
Properties.


Admission to the Clemson exhibition game is free. Gates at all four
corners of Littlejohn Coliseum will be open despite construction.

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