Clemson vs USC Basketball Notes
Will Solomon scored 26 points and pulled in a career high 11 rebounds in Clemson's win last year over USC.
Clemson vs. South Carolina Series
South Carolina holds a 82-68 lead in the series with Clemson, but the
Tigers have won six in a row and 26 of the last 36. Clemson has been
especially successful in Littlejohn Coliseum, winning 17 of the 22
games played, including 17 of the last 18.
Clemson has won each of the last four games between the two teams in
Columbia. That streak started with an 89-84 win in overtime in
1992-93. Clemson also gained an 83-59 win in 1994-95, Rick Barnes
first year and Larry Shyatt's first trip to Columbia as a Clemson
assistant coach. Clemson won by a 58-39 margin in 1996-97 and by
70-66 in Larry Shyatt's first year as Clemson head coach.
South Carolina's only win over Clemson in Littlejohn Coliseum since
1973 came in 1993-94, a 91-88 Gamecock victory. That was also South
Carolina's last win anywhere against Clemson. It came in Eddie
Fogler's first year. That game featured a 14-27 three-point shooting
game for South Carolina, then a school record for three-point goals
made and still the sixth most three-point goals against Clemson in
Clemson and South Carolina have met at least once a year since the
1977-78 season. South Carolina and Clemson were both in the ACC
between 1953-54 and 1971-72. South Carolina won the last 11 meetings
when the two teams were in the ACC. Clemson has won 26 of 36 since
the Gamecocks left the conference.
Clemson will be attempting to gain a seventh straight win over South
Carolina. This current six-game streak is the longest Clemson streak
in the series since the 1978-82 era when Clemson, under Bill Foster,
won eight in a row. That is Clemson's longest winning streak in
history over the Gamecocks.
Clemson has won some close games against the Gamecocks in recent
years, including five of the last six that have been decided by five
points or less, all within the last eight years. That includes each
of the last three.
Last Year vs. South Carolina
Clemson 61, South Carolina 58
Will Solomon scored 26 points and pulled in a career high 11
rebounds, leading Clemson to a 61-58 win over South Carolina at
Littlejohn Coliseum last year. Solomon scored 17 points in the second
half, including four three-point goals. He missed his first five
three-point attempts, then made his last four. He received support
from Adam Allenspach, who had 13 points and nine rebounds, including
five off the offensive boards.
Andrius Jurkunas played 17 minutes in the second half with a broken
thumb. He scored just two points, but had seven rebounds and four
assists. His lone two points came on a tip-in to give Clemson a 57-49
lead with 1:21 left.
Ray Henderson also provided a boost off the bench with four points,
four rebounds and four blocked shots in just 12 minutes. Edward Scott
made two free throws with 20 seconds left to give Clemson a
Clemson trailed 27-26 at intermission, but took an eight point lead
at 51-43 with 4:45 left. Clemson still had an eight-point margin with
1:21 left, but the Tigers had trouble controlling the ball. South
Carolina got the count to 57-56 with 54 seconds left. But, at the
45-second mark Damien Kinloch called timeout when he was trapped
against the sidelines, a timeout South Carolina did not have. A
technical was called and Clemson got the ball and two free throws.
South Carolina still was within 59-58 on a bank shot by Aaron Lucas,
but Scott made two critical free throws and the Gameocks missed two
three-point attempts in the closing seconds.
Clemson won the game despite shooting just 14-30 from the foul line
and committing 25 turnovers. Clemson did win the rebound margin
45-32, including a 17-5 margin over the last 10 minutes. South
Carolina shot just 37 percent fro mthe field, 23 percent from
Last Trip to Columbia
Clemson 70, South Carolina 66
Clemson guard Terrell McIntyre scored 27 points, leading the Tigers
to a 70-66 win over South Carolina at Columbia during the 1998-99
season. McIntyre put on a show that night, connecting on 10-13 shots
from the field. He made 2-3 on three-point shots and 5-5 from the
foul line, plus added seven assists in one of his top all-around
games as a Tiger.
McIntyre won the individual battle with Gamecock senior guard B.J.
McKie, who scored 23 points, but shot just 7-17 from the field.
Clemson shot 49 percent from the field and won the rebound battle,
36-26. Clemson had just 13 turnovers, none in the last 8:14 of the
Giving support to McIntyre were Harold Jamison, Tom Wideman and
Johnny Miller. Jamison had 11 points and nine rebounds, while Wideman
had six offensive rebounds. Miller had 10 points, including two
clutch free throws with 16 seconds left that gave Clemson a
five-point lead. Andrius Jurkunas had six points, including a pair of
clutch three-point goals down the stretch.
South Carolina had a 17-11 lead in the first eight minutes, but
Clemson went on a 24-10 run to end the half, which was punctuated by
a three-point goal from McIntyre. Clemson led by nine in the second
half, but freshman Aaron Lucas led a comeback that cut the game to
5-49. McKie then left for two minutes due to injury, but Clemson went
on a 6-0 run in his absence and never trailed the rest of the night.
McIntyre made the biggest shot of the night with 51 seconds left. He
nailed a jumper with Clemson leading by just 64-63 to put Clemson
back up by three.
Defense Key for Clemson vs. South Carolina
Defense has been the key to Clemson's six-game winning streak over
the Gamecocks. In this six-game winning streak, Clemson has held
South Carolina to 37.6 percent from the field, including 24.2 percent
from three-point range. South Carolina has averaged just 56.5 points
per game in those six games and has scored over 59 points just once,
in the 70-66 Clemson in in Columbia two years ago.
Clemson has an average margin of victory of 11.2 points (67.7 to
56.5) and has won the rebounding by +8.2 per game (a +49 total
rebound margin for the six games combined). Clemson has out-rebounded
South Carolina in five of the last six games. That includes a +10
margin and a +13 margin in the last two games respectively. South
Carolina has a 54/86 assist/turnover ratio against Clemson in those
Clemson vs. South Carolina Cumulative stats, last six years:
Category Clemson USC
Scoring Offense 67.7 56.5
Field Goal % .465 .376
3Pt Shooting .307 .242
Free Throw Shooting .598 .628
Rebounds 229 (38.2) 177 (29.5)
Offensive Rebounds 97 80
Assist/Turnover 7392 54/86
Clemson 5-1-1 vs. South Carolina this Year
Clemson has a 5-1-1 advantage in head to head athletic competition
with South Carolina this year. Clemson gained victory over the
Gamecocks in football, 16-14 on November 18 at Death Valley. Last
week, Clemson defeated South Carolina in women's basketball at Frank
McGuire Arena, Clemson's sixth straight win over the Lady Gamecocks.
Clemson also defeated South Carolina in men's swimming and women's
swimming in November. Clemson's women's soccer won the head to head
battle earlier this year, while the men's soccer teams tied 0-0.
Volleyball is the only sport that South Carolina has gained victory
over Clemson so far this year. Clemson is 21-9-1 in head to head
competition against South Carolina in all sports over the last three
Clemson vs. the SEC
Clemson has had some success against SEC teams the last six years.
The Tigers have an 8-2 mark against the league since the 1994-95
season. That was the first year Larry Shyatt came to Clemson, he was
an assistant under Rick Barnes at that time. Shyatt is 3-0 against
the SEC as a head coach, two wins over South Carolina and an NIT
victory over Georgia in 1998-99.
Clemson's success against the SEC includes a victory over Kentucky in
the BCA Classic in Indianapolis in 1996-97. That was the season
opener that year and Kentucky was the defending national champion and
ranked third in the nation.
Clemson has not had great success vs. the SEC over the years. Clemson
is 132-201 against the league lifetime. Clemson has a winning record
against just one of the league teams (given a minimum of 5 games).
The Tigers are 10-9 against Florida.
Clemson vs. the SEC, Last 6 Years
Year Site W-L Score Opponent
1994-95 A W 83-59 S. Carolina
1995-96 H W 72-58 S. Carolina
N L 74-81 Georgia
1996-97 N W *79-71 Kentucky
A W 58-39 S. Carolina
1997-98 N L 61-76 Kentucky
H W 62-57 S. Carolina
1998-99 A W 70-66 S. Carolina
H W 77-57 Georgia
1999-00 H W 61-58 South Carolina
Clemson Downs Winthrop, 69-59
Clemson defeted Winthrop in its most recent outing, 69-59. Adam
Allenspach had 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Will Solomon added 19
points, including 11 points over the last 11 minutes of the contest.
Reserve Tony Stockman added 16 points off the bench for the Tigers,
who improved to 5-1 for the season.
Clemson shot 49 percent from the field, 77 percent from the foul line
and had an 18/12 assist/turnover ratio in gaining the victory over
Gregg Marshall's team that has been to the NCAA Tournament each of
the last two seasons. Marcus Stewart led Winthrop with 19 points,
while Pierre Wooten added 16 points and eight assists.
It was a game of spurts. Clemson held a 12-point lead at 36-24 with
just 2:28 left in the first half. Allenspach had an outstanding first
half and had 14 points on 5-6 shooting in getting Clemson to that
12-point lead. But, Winthrop scored the last six points of the first
half to close to within six points. Winthrop then had a 15-2 run to
open the second half, taking a 45-38 lead at 15:13 mark of the second
But, Clemson came back behind a strong defense and the strong
perimeter shooting of Solomon and Stockman. Clemson went from a
seven-point deficit to a five-point lead behind a 17-5 run. The lead
expanded to 10 points in the final moments, leading to the 10-point
margin at the game's conclusion. Stockman hit a pair of three-point
goals in the last three minutes. His three-pointer with three minutes
left gave Clemson a 60-56 advantage, then his three with 30 seconds
left gave Clemson a nine-point margin. Those were important shots for
Stockman, whose brother played for Winthrop and was in the stands on
Tigers Off to 5-1 Start
Clemson is off to a 5-1 start, a big improvement from last year's 2-4
start through six games. The Tigers have a four-game winning streak,
Clemson never won more than two in a row last year. This is Clemson's
longest winning streak since winning four in a row to reach the
finals of the NIT in 1998-99, Larry Shyatt's first season. Shyatt had
an eight-game winning streak in 1998-99, his first year, when the
Tigers got off to an 11-1 start. This is the seventh time since the
1991-92 season that Clemson has started 5-1.
Allenspach Has Another Double-double
Adam Allenspach played his 101st and perhaps his finest game as a
Tiger when he had 20 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Winthrop.
The 7-1 senior made 8-12 shots from the field and led Clemson in
scoring and rebounding in his 32 minutes of play. It marked the fifth
time in his career, his first this season that he had led Clemson in
scoring and rebounding in the same game.
He scored 14 points in the first half of the Winthrop game on 5-6
shooting. The final total was just four points off his career high of
24 set against Appalachian State last year. It was the third 20-point
game of his career, his ninth career double-double. The only game
that is close in his career as far as statistical excellence is the
20-point, 10-rebound game he had against Lonnie Baxter and Maryland
at College Park last year. He was 6-9 from the field in that game and
had six offensive rebounds.
Allenspach ranks second on the Clemson team in scoring with a 12.0
average and is first in rebounding with an 8.0 figure. He is shooting
50 percent from the field and 72 percent from the foul line. He made
74 percent from the line last year, best by a Clemson center since
the 1956-57 season.
Allenspach has missed just two games in his Clemson career, the NCAA
Tournament game against Western Michigan (ironically also at the
United Center in Chicago) and last year's Feb. 2 home game against
Georgia Tech when he suffered from back spasms. He had played 55 in a
row prior to missing that win over Tech. He had surgery in the summer
to correct a bulging disk problem.
Scott Assist/Turnover Ratio Outstanding
Clemson point guard Edward Scott has been outstanding when it comes
to running the Clemson offense. The sophomore has a 32/11
assist/turnover ratio in the first six games of the season. Scott
averages 32 minutes per game, second only to Will Solomon's 33.5
minutes per game figure.
Scott's 2.91 assist/turnover ratio is on pace to be the second best
in Clemson history for the course of the season. We realize we are
only a sixth of the way through the season, but Scott has been
outstanding in this area. The Clemson record for assist/turnover
ratio for the course of a season is 2.986 by Grayson Marshall in
1986-87. Marshall had 221 assists and just 74 turnovers this year.
Scott has averaged just one turnover for every 17.45 minutes played
so far this season. that is ahead of his one turnover for every 14.9
minutes of last year. His 14.9 rate a year ago was the second best
ever by a Clemson point guard. Terrell McIntyre holds the record over
the course of a season with a 16.74 mark in 1996-97.
Stockman Stats are rising
Solomon Closing in on 1,000 Points
Clemson guard Will Solomon is closing in on the 1,000-point mark for
his career. Solomon has 957 points for his career entering the South
Carolina game and thus needs just 43 to reach 1,000. Solomon will
become just the 14th player in school history to reach the
1,000-point mark in his junior season. The last to do it were Greg
Buckner and Terrell McIntye. He will become the 26th 1,000-point
scorer in Clemson history when it reaches that mark.
Solomon Has 36 Straight Double Figure Games
Will Solomon extended his streak of consecutive games of
double-figure scoring with 19 points against Winthrop. He tallied 11
points in the last 11 minutes of the contest when the outcome was in
doubt. Solomon has now scored in double figures in 36 consecutive
games,m tying the all-time Clemson record.
He scored at least 10 points in every game last year (30), the only
ACC player to do that. The last time he failed to reach double
figures was in the NIT championship game at the end of his freshman
year against California. He scored just six points in that game.
With at least 10 points at South Carolina, Solomon can extend his
streak to 37 consecutive games and break the Clemson all-time record
of 36 in a row by Vince Yockel, one of Clemson's top players of the
1950s. Yockel scored in double figures in his last 24 games of
1955-56, then he extended the streak with12 more to open the 1956-57
season, reaching 36 games.
The Clemson record for consecutive double figure scoring games in ACC
play is also 36. Elden Campbell had a streak of 36 straight double
figure scoring games against ACC teams, his last 36 against league
foes. Obviously, he had a couple of non-conference games in that
stretch that ended his overall games streak. Solomon currently has a
streak of 17 straight games against ACC competition with double
Solomon Leads ACC in Scoring
Will Solomon shot less than 50 percent from the field, but he had one
of his top all-around games against Hartford in the season opener. He
scored 17 points, but had eight assists and just two turnovers in 39
minutes of play. His ability to drive and then pitch to Pasha Bains
or Tony Stockman got the Tigers off on the right foot. His 8/2
assist-to-turnover ratio was the best ratio of his career and the
assist total was his second best. He also did a solid job on the
defensive end, holding Hartford guard Wayne McClinton to 10 points in
35 minutes. Solomon continued his outstanding play against Seton Hall
and Pirate wing guard Darius Lane. It was quite a head to head
battle, as Solomon finished with 31 points and Lane had 29. Solomon
had 24 points in the second half of the contest and finished the
night shooting 11-19 from the field, including 5-7 on three-point
shots. He played just 30 minutes, so he had more points than minutes
played. Solomon led the Tigers with 26 points against The Citadel, 12
against Northwestern and 19 against Winthrop. Solomon is currently
averaging 19.5 points per game to lead the ACC. Duke's Jason Williams
is second with 18.4 points per game.
He now has 117 points in four games. He is shooting 42.6 percent from
the field, 44.4 percent on 3-point shots, and 70.8 percent from the
foul line. The stat line that Coach Shyatt will follow all year is
his assist/turnover ratio. Last year Solomon had more turnovers than
assists, but so far this year he has 27 assists and just 17 miscues
Shyatt to Coach 100th Game
Saturday night Larry Shyatt will coach his 100th game as a collegiate
head coach. After coaching 28 games in one season at Wyoming, Shyatt
has coached 71 games at Clemson. Now in his fourth season, the
fourth-year head coach is 54-45 overall. At Clemson, he is 35-36 in
his third year.
Shyatt to Coach in Maccabiah Games
Clemson Head Coach Larry Shyatt has been selected to coach the United
States team in the 2001 Maccabiah Games in Israel. The games will be
held next July 7-27. Shyatt has already started his preparation for
the Games and had an August camp in New York for prospective players,
who will mainly be players of Jewish heritage from college programs
at all NCAA levels. The team will hold a pre-tournament camp at
Clemson this summer prior to going to Israel. For more information on
the team and the tournament, contact Andy Solomon at The Citadel. He
will be the press officer for the team for the event.
Shyatt is in his third year as Clemson's head coach, his fourth as a
Division I head coach overall. He led Wyoming to a 19-9 record and
the NIT in 1997-98. In his first year at Clemson he took the Tigers
to the NIT Championship game, a first in Clemson history. The Tigers
won 20 games that year and Shyatt became just the fourth coach in ACC
history to win 20 games in his first year at a league school. Last
year Clemson had a 10-20 record. Six players missed a combined 26
games due to injury during last year.
Shyatt has coached the ACC scoring champion each of his two years at
Clemson. Terrell McIntyre led the league with a 17.9 average in
1998-99, then Will Solomon paced the conference with a 20.9 mark last
Shyatt is in his second tour of duty at Clemson. He was Rick Barnes
top assistant from 1994-95 through the 1996-97 season. His last year
he helped the Tigers to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and a #8
final national ranking in the USA Today poll, the highest final
ranking in Clemson history.
Newcomers Lead Bench
Larry Shyatt has gotten some strong play off the bench this season.
The newcomers have made significant contributions off the bench. Most
notable is Tony Stockman who is third on the team with 11.7 points a
game. The freshman from Medina, OH, has scored in double figures in
five of the six games this season, including a best 16 points against
Winthrop, the school where is brother played. He has scored 11 points
against Hartford, Northwestern and Western Carolina. He is second on
the team in three-pointers made with 13, behind Will Solomon's 20. He
is averaging the most playing time of all the freshman and is
actually third on the team in minutes played behind Solomon and
Edward Scott with 24.0 minutes per game.
Chris Hobbs is also turning heads as a rookie. The freshman from
Chapel Hill, NC is averaging 7.3 points per game, which is fifth on
the team. He has scored in double figures in two of the six games so
far and actually has posted double-doubles in those games, scoring 11
points with 15 rebounds vs. The Citadel and 13 points and 10 rebounds
Against Western Carolina junior transfer Jamar McKnight scored 12
points. It was his first game at Clemson after an injury to a finger
on his shooting hand limited his practice time and delayed his debut
in a Tiger uniform after transferring from Northwest Community
College (MS). Likewise against the Catamounts Dwon Clifton scored his
first points. The freshman from Louisburg, NC had not scored in
limited action in the first four games. He had only played 18 minutes
in the first four contests but played 14 against Western Carolina and
scored 14 points.
In the 87-52 win over Western Carolina Clemson's bench was
responsible for a season-best 47 points (54 percent of the team's
scoring in that game). All season, the Tiger bench has been a force
for opponents to deal with. Of Clemson's 461 total points through
five games, the bench has scored 178 points or nearly 30 points per
game. The output accounts for 38.7 percent of the Clemson offense.
In four of six games, at least two reserves have entered the game to
score in double figures. Tony Stockman and Chris Hobbs scored 14 and
11 points, respectively against The Citadel. Then in the Northwestern
game, Hobbs added 13 and Stockman added 11. Las t time out, Jamar
McKnight scored 12 in his first game at Clemson and Stockman hit for
11 points. That was a streak of three consecutive games with at least
two reserves in double figures.
There were only five times in all of last season that a Clemson bench
player scored in double figures and in no games did two reserve
players score in double digits.
Hobbs Records Double-Doubles in Back to Back Games
Freshman Chris Hobbs didn't take long to record his first career
double-double as a Clemson Tiger. The native of Chapel Hill had 11
points and 15 rebounds in Clemson's 84-76 win over The Citadel. He
also had a pair of blocked shots for his 28 minutes of work.
He followed it up with another double-double against Northwestern on
Nov. 28. He led the Tigers in scoring with 13 points and added 10
His first double-double came in just the third game of Hobbs career,
the shortest time it has taken a Clemson freshman to record a
double-double since Devin Gray had 26 points and 10 rebounds in his
second career game in 1991-92. Tree Rollins and Elden Campbell
actually had double-doubles in their first game at Clemson. In fact,
Rollins, one of two Tigers to have his number retired, had 22 points,
20 rebounds and nine blocked shots against St. John's in his first
game, nearly a triple double. Rollins holds the school record for
career double-doubles with 62. Dale Davis had 52.
Hobbs has been a pleasant surprise to the Clemson coaches this year.
He sat out all but two games in his senior year of high school due to
a torn ACL injury that he suffered in the summer of 1999. He has
worked hard on the knee and is a strong 6-7 and 265 pound forward.
The two double-doubles by Chris Hobbs and Adam Allenspach on Nov. 28
vs. Northwestern were the first in the same game by Clemson since
Harold Jamison and Tom Wideman posted double digits in points and
rebounds against Butler in their final game (third round NIT) at
Littlejohn Coliseum in 1999. The double-double by Hobbs vs. the
Wildcats was his second straight double-double. He had 11 points and
15 rebounds in the win over The Citadel on Nov. 25. He is the first
freshman to post back-to-back double-doubles since 1991-92 when
Sharone Wright did it in the last two games of the season.
Three Tigers Top Ten Rebounds
In addition to Chris Hobbs' 10 rebounds and Adam Allenspach's 12
rebounds vs. Northwestern, one other Tiger got into double digits in
rebounds. Dustin Braddick had 10 boards, including six on the
offensive glass. That put three players in double-figure rebounds in
the Northwestern game. The last time the Tigers had three players
with at least 10 boards was nearly 15 years ago. Against
Bethune-Cookman on Dec. 14, 1985, Horace Grant, Glen McCants and
Jerry Pryor each had double figure totals off the glass. To go with
his 15 points, Pryor had 11 rebounds. Grant had 10 board and 11
points and McCants had 10 rebounds with just eight points.
Clemson Offensive Numbers Up
Clemson is a much more up-tempo team this year. The Tigers are
averaging 76.8 points a game this year, up from the 64.4 scoring
average of last year. Clemson was averaging 82.7 points a game before
it ran into the slow-down Princeton-type style offense of
Northwestern. Entering their game with Clemson, the Wildcats had been
holding opponents to only 42.7 points per game. The Tigers scored 57
in the win.
So far this year Clemson has three players averaging in double
figures. Clemson had just two games all of last year in which they
had four players score in double figures. Will Solomon and Adam
Allenspach were Clemson's only two players to average in double
figures last year.
Clemson has already had three games in which four players have scored
in double figures. The Tigers have had at least three players score
in double digits in every game this season. Clemson's shooting
percentage is 44.3 percent, up from 40.4 last year, and the
three-point percentage is 35.0, up from 33.2 percent last year. What
is most impressive is the team's free throw shooting. The Tigers have
made 71.2 percent so far this year, up from 67.1 last year. No
Clemson team has shot better than 70 percent from the foul line over
the course of a season since the 1986-87, Horace Grant's senior year.
Entering the Northwestern game, one area Clemson needs improvement is
rebounding. Clemson was getting out-rebounded by a margin of 6.3, but
against the Wildcats, the Tigers claimed a 43-28 advantage on the
boards. Clemson is now only getting out-rebounded 40.7 to 39.8 for
In each of Larry Shyatt's first two years Clemson ranked first or
second in the ACC in rebounding. Clemson ranked eighth in the country
in that area his first year and the +4.4 margin last season was
eighth best in school history.
Clemson Offensive Stat Comparison
Category 1999-00 2000-01
Scoring 64.4 76.8
Field Goal Percentage .404 .443
3-Point Percentage .332 .350
Free Throw Shooting .671 .712
Turnovers per game 15.4 13.5
Double Figure Scorers 2 3
ACC Claims ACC/Big Ten Challenge Second Year in a Row
Clemson did its part to aid the ACC in fending off the Big Ten for
the second consecutive year in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Tigers
defeated Northwestern 57-44 Tuesday night at Littlejohn Coliseum in
front of the national TV cameras of ESPN2. The ACC claimed five of
the nine matchups between the two leagues in both years.
Tuesday, Nov. 28
Wake Forest 71, Michigan 60 Ann Arbor, MI
Clemson 57, Northwestern 44 Clemson, SC
Duke 78, Illinois 77 Greensboro, NC
Iowa 85, Georgia Tech 67 Iowa City, IA
Wednesday, Nov. 29
Virginia 98, Purdue 79 Charlottesville, VA
Michigan St. 77, North Carolina 64 East Lansing, MI
Minnesota 76, Florida State 71 Tallahassee, FL
Wisconsin 78, Maryland 75 (OT) Milwaukee, WI
N.C. State 84, Penn State 76 Raleigh, NC
Bold indicates ACC victories
Solomon Among Top 10 Shooting Guard by Two Publications
Clemson guard Will Solomon is ranked among the top 10 shooting guards
in the nation according to Dick Vitale's Preseason Magazine and by
Lindy's Basketball. Lindy's ranks Solomon third in the nation, behind
two ACC players, Juan Dixon of Maryland and Joseph Forte of North
Carolina. Dick Vitale lists Solomon as the eighth best shooting guard
in the nation. Solomon has also been chosen first-team All-ACC by
many preseason publications, including USA Today. He was a
second-team selection by media attending ACC Operation Basketball.
Clemson as a team was ranked seventh in the preseason poll by that
Will Solomon in the Clemson Single Season Record Book
All recorded in 1999-00
* 627 points, tied for 4th best in Clemson history
* 3.1 three-point goals/game, best in Clemson history
* 93 three-point goals, 2nd best in Clemson history
* 20.9 points per game, 6th best in Clemson history
* 213 total field goals, 7th best in Clemson history
* 36.0 minutes/game, 6th best in Clemson history
* 1079 minutes played, 8th best in Clemson history
Solomon ACC Rankings in 1999-00
* 1st in ACC Player of the Week selections (3)
* 1st in scoring average (20.9)
* 1st in scoring average in ACC games (21.3)
* 1st in three-point goals/game (3.1)
* 1st in 3-point goals/ACC game (3.0)
* 1st in double figure scoring games (30)
* 2nd in minutes/game (36.0)
* 4th in minutes/ACC game (35.6)
* 3rd in 3-point goal percentage (.375)
* 5th in 3-point goal percentage in ACC games (.400)
* 6th in assists/ACC game (3.4)
* 10th in assists/game (3.2)
Clemson Records Held by Solomon
* 3-point goals per game in a season, 3.1
* Points scored in game in Littlejohn Coliseum, 43 vs. Virginia, 1999-00
* Highest perfect season of double-figure scoring games, 30 in 30
* 3-point goals in a game, 8 vs. Virginia, 1999-00