CLEMSON -- The last of five Clemson University basketball recruits has
officially joined the fold.
Sherrod Ford, the 6-foot-9, 210-pound forward from Acokeek, Md., surpassed
the minimum standard on his SAT and is now qualified to enroll at Clemson
University, head coach Larry Shyatt said Tuesday.
“We were confident all along that all five of these young men would be here,
and now Sherrod is ready to go,” Shyatt said. “He’ll be on campus Thursday.”
Ford’s qualifying score allows him to join what many experts consider to be
a national top 10 recruiting class this fall at Clemson.
Already qualified were Olu Babalola (6-6, 245) from London, England; Chey
Christie (6-4, 170) from Biloxi, Miss.; Steve Allen (6-10) from Fort
Lauderdale, Fla.; and Jemere Hendrix (6-8, 215) from Covington, Ga.
Babalola and Hendrix already are on campus preparing for summer school,
Shyatt said. Christie and Allen had later high school graduation dates and
are expected to joint the others in the near future.
- Will Solomon and Adam Allenspach are in Chicago this week for the NBA’s
pre-draft camp. Solomon, who declared himself eligible for the NBA Draft on June 27, has not
hired an agent and has until June 20 to change his mind. Allenspach was a late edition to the camp, which is considered one of the
prime stages for potential NBA draftees to showcase their talent.
- Clemson assistant coach Darren Tillis is one of the few college coaches
working the NBA Draft Camp this week.
- Larry Shyatt will offer a special basketball Day camp for parents and their children this
Saturday, June 9 at Littlejohn Coliseum. The day will begin with
registration at Littlejohn Coliseum from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM at Gate
8. The day's activities will conclude by 5:00 PM. The schedule of events includes basketball drills, games and
other activities that allow parents and their children to interact in
a basketball setting. "This is an excellent opportunity to spend a
day with your child or grandchild," said Shyatt. "We invite the
family to come to Littlejohn Coliseum and work with us and share our
Passion to Improve!" To register for the camp, call 1-800-847-7297.
Dan Scott is the host of SportsTalk (10AM-Noon) on 104.9 FM in Upstate SC and
Managing Editor of Seneca Daily Journal/Clemson Daily Messenger