5-star guard picks SEC school over Clemson


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A visit to Clemson over the weekend had most experts picking the Tigers over Tennessee and Duke.
A visit to Clemson over the weekend had most experts picking the Tigers over Tennessee and Duke.

Five-star 2019 Porter-Gaud (Charleston, S.C.) guard Josiah James made a surprise commitment to Tennessee over Clemson on Wednesday morning in an announcement at his high school.

After a visit to Clemson this past weekend, the 247Sports' Crystal Ball prediction flipped to 94 percent to Clemson, which came on the heels of him canceling a scheduled visit to Duke. James had visited Tennessee and former Clemson coach Rick Barnes recently before the trip.

He went in-depth on his decision to the Moultrie News and referenced Clemson a couple times.

"I know a lot of people wanted me to stay home. Being able to put on for my home state at Clemson would’ve been amazing," James said. "It was in the back of my head. I admit, I don’t think I can get that same home-state feeling at Tennessee. But that’s not the only thing I was looking for. Players have to do what’s best for them. Everybody else is going to. And I know the people who really care for me will follow my journey to Tennessee.

"I can build a legacy of my own there. Not that Tennessee hasn’t had great players in the past because they have and they still do right now. But taking a little bit different route than what people probably expected was more for me."

James is rated as the No. 1 prospect in the state of South Carolina and the No. 13 prospect overall by 247Sports.

James is a second major basketball prospect with Clemson projections to go elsewhere this year, following a similar path to Duke's Zion Williamson.


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spacer Clemson won’t pay so will never get these guys. Need to learn from Kirby about the Bagman***
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spacer Prove it or GFY.***
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spacer If he’s a one and done I agree***
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spacer Brownell cannot recruit, but he has a very good agent.
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spacer Wow, this has never happened to Clemson before. Shocking.
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spacer Rick Barnes couldn’t get this guy when he was at Clemson
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spacer you Know he probably bad mouthed Clemson to this recruit
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spacer It's certainly a shame but not the end of the world
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