18 former Clemson Men's Basketball players competing professionally


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18 former Clemson Men's Basketball players competing professionally

Eighteen players are still competing professionally, while another, Bryan NarcisseBryan Narcisse
Sr. Forward
#21 6-6, 220
North Augusta, SC

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, is a member of the one of the Harlem Globetrotters entertainment teams.

Below are some highlights among the professional Tigers and their accomplishments in 2012-13.

BY THE NUMBERS

3 – Number of All-Star Game participants this season among former Clemson players, including 2012 classmates Tanner SmithTanner Smith
Sr. Guard
#5 6-5, 210
Alpharetta, GA

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and Andre YoungAndre Young
Sr. Guard
#11 5-9, 175
Albany, GA

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, both in the Dutch League.

17.3 – Points per game averaged by 2009 senior Raymond Sykes for Bandirma Kirmizi; he ranks 10th among the scoring leaders in the Turkish Basketball Second League.

24 – Number of Euroleague games played this season by K.C. Rivers, most by any former Tiger competing in the prestigious league that is arguably second only to the NBA.

36 – Age of former Tiger great Harold Jamison, making him the oldest former Clemson player still competing professionally; he will turn 37 in November.

99 – Number of three-point goals this season in 34 games made by former Tiger guard Terrence Oglesby playing for Boras Basket in Sweden; most made three-pointers by any player in Sweden this past season.

Country - Player - League (Team) - Yrs at CU - Notes

America - Trevor BookerTrevor Booker
Forward
#35 6-7, 240
Whitmire, SC

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NBA (Washington) 2006-10 • Has started 12 of 46 games played this season
• Averaging 5.0 points and 4.7 rebounds per game
• Averaging 17.9 minutes per game and has missed games due to injury

America - James MaysJames Mays
Forward
# 6-8, 230
Raleigh, NC

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NBDL (Sioux Falls) 2004-08 • Played with three different NBDL teams this season
• NBDL All-Star first played for Springfield and then Maine
• Ended year averaging 14.4 points and 9.2 rebounds per game with Sioux Falls

Bosnia - Cliff Hammonds Igokea 2004-08 • Has played in 26 games this season
• Averaging 10.1 points and 4.0 assists per game
• Shooting 38% from three-point range in 30.3 minutes per game

England - Olu Babalola Sheffield 2001-05 • Third year in a row playing for Sheffield
• Averaging 10.0points and 29.0 minutes per game
• Shooting 70.2% from the free throw line

Germany - Sharrod FordSharrod Ford
Sr. Forward
#5 6-9, 223
Suitland, MD

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Brose Basket 2001-05 • Has played in 28 regular games and 23 Euroleague games this season
• Averaging 12.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in regular games
• Averaging 8.0 points and 4.3 rebounds against Euroleague competition

Holland - Tanner Smith Zwolle 2008-12 • Dutch League All-Star has appeared in 35 games
• Averaging 17.7 points per game, among the best in the league
• Has added 5.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 33.6 minutes per game

Holland - Andre Young Den Bosch 2008-12 • Dutch League All-Star
• Has played in 35 games this season and shooting 39% from three
• Averaging 14.1 points and 6.1 assists per game

Israel - Demontez StittDemontez Stitt
Guard
#2 6-2, 180
Matthews, NC

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Hapoel Tel-Aviv 2007-11 • Has played in 22 games this season
• Averaging 14.4 points and 4.5 rebounds per game
* Shooting 82% from the free throw line in second year with Hapoel

Italy - Jerai GrantJerai Grant
Forward
#45 6-8, 230
Bowie, MD

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Enel Brindisi 2007-11 • Has played in 27 games this season
• Averaging 4.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per game
• Shooting 67% from the field this season in 12.1 minutes per game

Lebanon - Harold Jamison Bejjeh 1995-99 • Oldest former Tiger playing professionally
• Has played in 26 games this season, shooting 64% from the field
• Averaging 17.2 points and 10.8 rebounds per game

Lithuania - Karolis Petrukonis Juventus 2006-10 • Has played in 16 Baltic League games and 19 regular games
• Averaged 10.5 points and 5.4 rebounds per game vs. Baltic competition
• Shooting 67% in regular games, 65.5% vs. Baltic competition

New Zealand - Vernon HamiltonVernon Hamilton
Guard
#1 6-0, 185
Richmond, VA

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Waikato Pistons 2003-07 • Recently signed a contract to play in New Zealand
• First official NBL game is against Wellington on April 20
• Played 17 games in Cyprus earlier this year, averaging 8.5 points per game

Romania - Catalin BaciuCatalin Baciu
Sr. Center
#10 7-2, 255
Cluj-Napoca,

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U. Mobitel. CN 2008-12 • Has played in 30 games this season
• Averaging 5.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game
• Shooting 65.2% from the field for the season

Russia - K.C. Rivers Khimky 2005-09 • Has played in 24 Euroleague games this season
• Averaging 9.6 points and 2.7 rebounds per game
• Scored 20 vs. Maccabi Tel-Aviv on Jan. 18

Sweden - Terrence Oglesby Boras 2007-09 • Played in 34 games this season
• Averaged 16.9 points per game and shot 37% from three-point range
• Scored 20 or more points 14 times, including a high of 31 vs. Jamtland

Turkey - Will Solomon Mersin 1998-01 • Has played in 22 games this season
• Averaging 9.8 points per game and shooting 76.1% from free throw line
• Averaging 24.7 minutes per game

Turkey - Raymond Sykes Bandirma Kirmizi 2005-09 • Has played in 32 games this season
• Averaging 17.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per game
* Shooting 56% from field and contributing 4.0 offensive rebounds per game

Ukraine - Akin Akingbala Azovmash 2002-06 • Has played in only two games this season
• Played nine minutes and scored a basket with two blocked shots on April 7
• Played last season for Sluc Nancy Pro in French Basketball League

Note: Booker and Mays stats courtesy NBA.com; all other player stats courtesy Eurobasket.com; list only includes players who finished their collegiate careers at Clemson.

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