Men's Basketball To Open Play Wednesday Night


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<font class=caption>Ed Scott finished  third-best in the nation in assists last year.</font>
Ed Scott finished third-best in the nation in assists last year.

CLEMSON, SC - The Clemson men's basketball team will open exhibition
play Wednesday when it plays host to the Southeast Atlanta All-Stars
at 7:00 PM at the Civic Center of Anderson.


Senior co-captains Edward Scott and Ray Henderson return to lead the
Tigers in 2002-03. Last season, Scott was ranked third in the
country in assist average with a 7.93 per game figure. The guard
from Eastover, SC averaged 11.9 points per game and is the team's
returning leader in points scored. Henderson, a forward/center from
Charlotte, NC, averaged 8.1 points per game and a team-high 8.8
rebounds per game one year ago. The Tigers also return Chris Hobbs,
a native of Chapel Hill, NC, who averaged 11.6 points per game and
6.1 rebounds per game at forward.


Clemson head coach Larry Shyatt will select the five starters for
Wednesday night's game from the following six players: senior guard
Ed Scott, sophomore guard Chey Christie, junior forward Chris Hobbs,
sophomore forward Olu Babalola, senior Ray Henderson at
forward/center and sophomore Sharrod Ford at forward.


The Southeast Atlanta All-Stars have competed against Georgia Tech,
Georgia and Furman among others in recent weeks. The All-Stars
dropped a 97-59 decision to the Paladins, then fell 108-76 to the
Bulldogs. Most recently, the Yellow Jackets defeated the All-Stars
110-73. Adrian Jones led Southeast Atlanta in scoring in two of the
games, tallying 16 against Georgia and 18 against Georgia Tech. He
added nine points in the Furman game, while Wallace Prather led the
All-Stars in the Paladins' game with 13 points. Gene Williams led
the All-Stars on the boards with 12 rebounds against Georgia and
eight against Furman, while Melvin Martin pulled down eight rebounds
against Georgia Tech.


The Tigers will have one more preseason exhibition game on Sunday,
Nov. 17 when they play host to the E.A. Sports All-Stars at 7:00 PM.
Clemson will open the 2002-03 season Sunday, Nov. 24 as the Tigers
play host to Wofford in a 7:00 PM tip.


Admission to both exhibition games is free.


Directions to The Civic Center of Anderson, SC


From Atlanta, GA


*Take I-85 North to exit 19-A in Anderson, SC.

*Turn right at the end of the exit on to highway 76.

*Follow 2.2 miles to Civic Center Blvd and turn right.

*Follow 1.1 miles to the next stop light at Mall Road and turn right. Do not turn into Andrew Sports and Entertainment Center prior to Mall road. *Follow Mall road for four-tenths of a mile to the entrance for The
Civic Center of Anderson, SC


From Charlotte, NC

*Take I-85 South to exit 19-A in Anderson, SC

*Turn left at the end of the exit on to highway 76

*Follow 2.2 miles to Civic Center Blvd and turn right.

*Follow 1.1 miles to the next stop light at Mall Road and turn right. Do not turn into Andrew Sports and Entertainment Center prior to Mall road. *Follow Mall road for four-tenths of a mile to the entrance for The
Civic Center of Anderson, SC.

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