Clemson Opens Season With Morris Brown

Clemson Opens Season With Morris Brown

Nov. 14, 2001

Clemson vs. Morris Brown Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001 8:00 PM (EST)

Paradise Jam University of the Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center St. Thomas, Virgin Islands TV: None Radio: Clemson Tiger Sports Properties Play By Play: Kale Beers * Color: Todd Lamb

Season Opens In Virgin Islands Clemson’s trip to the Virgin Islands this year will mark the first time since the 1996-97 season that Clemson has opened the season away from Littlejohn Coliseum. It is also the first time since 1987-88 that Clemson will play five of its first seven ACC games on the road. It is also the first time since 1989-90 that Clemson has opened its season outside the continental United States. Clemson opened that season in Puerto Rico.

The Paradise Jam Clemson, La Salle and Robert Morris are paired together in the “St. John” Bracket, which opposes the “St. Thomas” bracket, which will consist of UAB, Eastern Michigan and Miami (FL). Each team will play the other two teams in its bracket, with the bracket winners playing for the championship on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Each team is guaranteed of playing three games in the tournament. There will be two consolation games also played on Nov. 20.

All the games will be played at the University of the Virgin Islands Sport and Fitness Center (SFC). The brand new, state-of-the-art, air-conditioned facility seats 2,500. The SFC is the largest indoor venue of its kind in the Eastern Caribbean and has two levels, measuring more than 64,000 square feet. The venue is equipped with an official size portable wooden floor, a training room, weight room, locker rooms and a concession area.

Clemson will play Morris Brown in the opening round of the tournament on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8:00 PM. In the second round, the Tigers will face La Salle on Monday, Nov. 19 at 5:30 PM.

Paradise Jam Schedule

Saturday, Nov. 17 UAB vs. Eastern Michigan 5:30 PM Clemson vs. Morris Brown 8:00 PM

Sunday, Nov. 18 La Salle vs. Morris Brown 5:30 PM Miami (FL) vs. Eastern Michigan 8:00 PM

Monday, Nov. 19 Clemson vs. La Salle 5:30 PM Miami (FL) vs. UAB 8:00 PM

Tuesday, Nov. 20 Consolation game TBA Consolation game TBA Championship game TBA

Clemson vs. Paradise Jam Field Clemson has played three of the other five teams in the Paradise Jam. The Tigers are 5-0 vs. Miami (FL), 1-1 vs. LaSalle and 0-1 vs. Alabama-Birmingham. Clemson last faced Miami (FL) in 1996, has not played UAB since 1993 and has not played LaSalle since 1990. That game against LaSalle is one of the landmark contests in Clemson basketball history. Clemson won the second-round NCAA Tournament game at the Hartford Civic Center, 79-75. Clemson trailed 43-27 at intermission, then overcame a deficit that reached as many as 19 points to gain the victory. It is the largest halftime deficit overcome for victory in Clemson history and the 19-point deficit is the second largest deficit at any point in a game overcome to gain victory.

LaSalle entered the game with a 28-1 record and ranked 12th in the nation. The Explorers coached by Speedy Morris were led by Lionel Simmons, who was the national player of the year according to many services that year. But, Clemson countered with Dale Davis and Elden Campbell, a pair of first-team All-ACC players who are still playing in the NBA.

Davis had 26 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Tigers. Campbell was in foul trouble and held to seven points and five rebounds, but Sean Tyson contributed 17 points and 11 rebounds to key the win. Clemson won the second half 52-32 and moved on in NCAA Tournament before losing in the Sweet 16 to UCONN, 71-70.

Clemson’s only meeting with UAB also took place in tournament play. Clemson traveled to Birmingham to take on UAB in the second round of the 1993 NIT. UAB defeated Clemson 65-64 in a game that had a controversial ending. Sharone Wright led the Tigers with 18 points and 16 rebounds, while Andre Bovain added 14 points. Current Clemson Assistant AD for Men’s Basketball Operations Bruce Martin scored 10 points in 33 minutes. Robert Shannon led UAB with 19 points. Clemson held a 64-62 lead in the final minute, but Shannon hit a three-pointer from the left wing with 51 seconds left to give UAB the one-point lead. Clemson had a chance on a final possession. Sharone Wright scored what appeared to be a game winning shot with five seconds left, but the goal was taken away by an inadvertent whistle. Referees thought the 45-second shot clock had run out, when it fact it had not. Clemson got the ball again with five seconds on the clock, but missed three shots and the game ended. The Tigers had a 12-point lead at one juncture in the second half.

Clemson has a perfect 5-0 record against Miami (FL), including two wins when Larry Shyatt was an assistant coach. Clemson defeated the Hurricane in 1994-95 season by a 75-66 score at Clemson, then by a 66-52 count in Miami the following year.

Tigers in Openers Clemson has won all three season openers under fourth-year head coach Larry Shyatt. Clemson beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 83-59 to open the 1998-99 season, a year in which the Tigers won 20 games and advanced to the championship game of the NIT. Clemson beat East Tennessee State 77-47 to start the 1999-2000 and then defeated Hartford in last year’s season opener by a count of 86-67.

The Tigers have won their last 16 season openers dating back to a one-point overtime loss to Tennessee Tech to start the 1984-85 season. In all but three of those years, Clemson was playing its home opener. Clemson opened with a 69-54 win over Oregon State in Taiwan in 1987-88. In 1989-90 the Tigers claimed an 87-73 victory overAmerican (PR) and then in1996-97 Clemson had a 79-71 overtime victory over defending National Champion Kentucky to begin a year that saw the Tigers advance into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

Clemson In Regular Season Tournaments Clemson has done well in regular season tournaments during the last 26 years. In fact, Clemson has a 56-20 record with 15 tournament championships since the 1977-78 season. Clemson’s biggest regular season tournament title in history was probably the 1980 Rainbow Classic when the Tigers won three games by a combined six points. Along the way Clemson defeated Indiana, 58-57. The Hoosiers went on to win the National Championship that season. It is the only time in history that Clemson has defeated the eventual National Champion. The last regular season tournament victory was in 1991 when the Tigers defeated Coppin State and Florida Atlantic to win the Florida International Holiday Tournament.

Last year, Clemson made its third-ever appearance in Puerto Rico, where it finished fifth in the Puerto Rico Holiday Classic after going 1-2 in the three games played at American University’s Eugene Guerra Sports Complex in Bayamon. Clemson opened the tournament with a 94-81 win over Florida Atlantic and then lost 88-80 to #20 Cincinnati in the semifinal and 77-76 in overtime to Washington in the third-place game.

The Tigers played in the San Juan Shootout in their two previous appearances in Puerto Rico. Paced by Elden Campbell and Dale Davis, Clemson finished second in the 1989 San Juan Shootout. The Tigers beat American University (PR) and Stetson before losing to Alabama. Clemson also finished second in its second appearance in Puerto Rico. The Tigers took victories from Delaware and Missouri before losing to Minnesota.

Christie Leads Tigers over EA Sports Central All Stars in Second Exhibition Nov. 12, 2001 Freshman Chey Christie scored 24 points, while Ray Henderson and Chris Hobbs each had double-doubles, leading Clemson to a 94-76 victory over the EA Sports Central All-Stars at Littlejohn Coliseum Monday night. Point guard Edward Scott added 13 assists, eight points and seven rebounds in a fine all-around performance. Clemson closed its exhibition season with a 2-0 record and an average of 96 points per game.

Christie, brother of former Tiger star Tony Christie (1995-99) scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half when he made 5-5 three-point shots. He was 9-12 from the field overall and also added six rebounds. Henderson had his second straight double-double in exhibition play with 10 points and 14 rebounds, including nine off the offensive boards.

Hobbs had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Hobbs and Henderson were the major reasons Clemson won the rebound battle, 64-39. Clemson made 39 field goals and had 26 assists in the contest.

Edward Scott ran the Clemson offense and had an 8/0 assist/turnover ratio in the second half. Scott’s career high in assists in a regular season game is seven, so he nearly doubled his previous best on the hardcourt at Clemson. He was a major reason Clemson had 26 assists and just 17 turnovers. Clemson had 16 assists and just four turnovers in the second half.

Tomas Nagys also had double figures in scoring with 10 points and the junior added eight rebounds. Tony Stockman was a fifth Tiger in double figures with 11 points and the sophomore added three assists. Freshman Jemere Hendrix scored eight points and had five rebounds in limited, but effective play. Shyatt played 13 players and 11 of them scored.

Clemson’s defense allowed just 34.2 percent shooting, as the visitors made 25-73 from the field.

Clemson won the contest by 18 points, but the Tigers trailed 61-60 with 10 minutes remaining. The Tigers went on a 36-15 run to close the game. An 11-0 run from the 10:42 mark to the 8:34 mark in the second half was the key for the Tigers. Christie scored five of those points in that run. Clemson’s largest lead was the final score. Clemson scored the first point of the game on a free throw by Henderson, then did not hold the lead again until 13:21 remained in the game. EA Sports had an 11-point lead at 17-6 in the first six minutes of the game on a three-pointer by Jimmy Carroll. EA Sports continued to hold the lead throughout the half. Clemson tied the score for the first time at 30, then again at 34. Jeremy Eaton scored on a short jumper with 17 seconds left before intermission to give EA Sports a 40-37 lead at intermission.

Clemson then outscored EA Sports 57-36 in the second half. Clemson shot 57 percent from the field in the second half, including 7-12 on three-point shots.

Stockman Scores 19 as Clemson Downs Nike Elite in Exhibition Opener Oct. 31, 2001 Tony Stockman scored 19 points and Jamar McKnight added 18 to lead Clemson to a 98-85 basketball victory over the Nike Elite in the team’s first exhibition game of the season.

Stockman made 5-12 from three-point range in scoring his Clemson team best total, while McKnight was 7-8 from the field overall, including 4-4 on three-point goals. McKnight scored his points in just 20 minutes, while Stockman played 26.

Starting center Ray Henderson was also a standout for the Tigers as he recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. The junior from Charlotte had six offensive rebounds and made 6-10 shots from the field.

Those were the only three double figure scorers for Larry Shyatt team. The Clemson fourth-year coach played 15 players in the contest. Nine of the Tigers played at least double figure in minutes and 13 different players scored.

Clemson had an 18/12 assist/turnover ratio and forced Nike Elite into 19 turnovers. It was the first game for both teams. Clemson made 11-27 three-point shots, 41 percent. Clemson was 39-81 from the field for 48 percent.

Clemson captain Edward Scott had a fine all-around game with eight points, eight assists and seven rebounds. The native of Eastover, SC was 4-8 from the field.

Clemson got off to a great start behind the shooting of McKnight. Clemson opened an 18-9 lead in the first five minutes. Clemson’s only senior made two three-point goals during the first five minutes. But, Nike Elite tied the score at 23 on two free throws from former Syracuse star Todd Burgan.

Nike took a 36-31 lead with 5:45 left in the half on a fast break layup by Curt Smith. But, Clemson then went on a 15-9 run over the remainder of the half to take a 46-45 lead at intermission. Stockman made a pair of three-point goals during that 15-9 run.

Nike elite took the lead coming out of intermission by going on a 16-8 run and held a 61-54 advantage with 16:08 left. Clemson tied the game at 63 on a free throw by freshman Jamere Hendrix, then freshman Chey Christie hit a three-point goal to give the Tigers a 66-63. Nike tied the game at 70 with 8:37 remaining on a three-point goal from Dayrl Cunningham, a former star at Kansas State. But, that was the last time the game was tied. Christie hit a jumper from the middle of the lane with 8:23 left to put the Tigers up for good at 72-70.

Clemson went on an 11-3 run behind five points from Scott and a McKnight dunk and held a 83-73 with five minutes left. Clemson’s largest lead was 96-81 with a minute left after a steal and dunk by freshman Olu Babalola.

Scott Named Clemson Captain Junior point guard Edward Scott was named the captain of the Clemson men’s basketball team for the 2001-02 season. Head Coach Larry Shyatt made the announcement in August on the first day of school. It marked the first time Shyatt has named a captain in the preseason. Scott is the first underclassman on record to be named sole captain of the team and the first sole captain of the Clemson basketball team since Grayson Marshall in 1987-88.

Scott bounced back from an injury-plagued freshman campaign to lead the Tigers in durability last season. His ability to distribute the ball as well as defend the great point guards of the ACC will be counted on again this season.

Scott led Clemson in assists last season and averaged one turnover every 13.5 minutes, the fifth best ratio for a point guard in school history. He had 127 assists against just 74 turnovers for the season and shot 82.1 percent from the foul line. The native of Eastover, SC and Lower Richland High School averaged 7.3 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per outing in starting 30 contests. At one stretch he made 23 consecutive free throws, the longest streak by a Clemson player since 1984.

His contributions both on and off of the stat sheet made the designation of captain an easy one for Shyatt. “Through a lot of hard work, quality minutes and a high level of respect from both his teammates and his coaches Ed Scott has earned the responsibility of serving as our team captain. This team is looking for a leader and for somebody who has experienced the ups and downs, who’s overcome obstacles and in particular has shown a consistent work ethic in the classroom and on the court these last two years.”

Clifton Cleared to Play Clemson sophomore forward Dwon Clifton has been cleared to return to practice and play for the Tigers this year, Clemson Head Coach Larry Shyatt announced Oct. 26.

Initial tests indicated that Clifton, a sophomore from Greensboro, NC, had a heart abnormality called Long QT Syndrome, a problem that inhibits the repolarization process in the heart, a condition that would have prevented Clifton from playing competitive basketball. But further tests conducted during a two-week period showed that Clifton does not have Long QT Syndrome. A fainting spell earlier this fall was the result of extreme fatigue. Clifton had a final battery of tests at Emory Hospital in Atlanta on Oct. 25. Doctors at Emory gave him the green light to return to practice immediately.

“The tests revealed that Dwon does not have any structural cardiac abnormalities,” said Clemson basketball physician Dr. Len Reeves. “He had a different battery of tests at Emory that showed he does not have Long QT Syndrome. He has Vaso-Vagal, which is a common problem that can lead to fainting spells, as the result of relative dehydration and extreme fatigue. We will continue to monitor Dwon. He is not on any medication.”

Clifton was pleasantly surprised at the result of the tests. “I was shocked because I had prepared myself for the worst,” said Clifton. “I was prepared to be told that I could not play. This experience has made my beliefs in God even stronger. I received all kinds of e-mails and calls from Clemson fans who said they were praying for me. I want to thank them. This is a blessing.”

Clemson Head Coach Larry Shyatt, who went to Emory on Thursday to be with Clifton during the medical testing was excited with the news. “Of course we are very happy for Dwon and his family. It is reassuring that the Clemson University medical staff took the safe approach the last three weeks. There were tears of joy at Emory Hospital.”

Clifton started 17 of Clemson’s 31 games last year. He and classmate Tony Stockman were the only Tigers to play in every game last year as freshmen. The 6-5 native of High Point, NC averaged 3.9 points and 2.6 assists per game a year ago. His top game was a 10-point, seven-rebound outing at North Carolina late in the year. He had a season high 12 rebounds against Washington in a tournament in Puerto Rico.

Tigers Tied for 10th in Producing NBA Talent Clemson has seven of its former players on NBA rosters this year, tied for the 10th highest total in the nation. This also ties for the most NBA players Clemson has had in a single season.

North Carolina leads the way nationally with 12 former players, while ACC rival Duke is second with 11. A third ACC school, Georgia Tech, is tied with Arizona and Kentucky for third with 10 former players apiece. Michigan State has nine, while Georgetown, Michigan and UCLA are tied with eight players apiece.

Clemson, Cincinnati, UCONN, UNLV and St. John’s all have seven, while Kansas and Maryland have six apiece. California and Villanova round out the top 18 schools with five apiece.

Horace Grant is the veteran of the former Tigers in the NBA. The 1987 ACC MVP, the only Clemson player to win that honor, is now in his 14th year in the NBA. He has won four NBA World Championship rings, including last year with the Los Angeles Lakers. The native of Sparta, GA has more World Championship Rings than any other former Clemson athlete in any sport. Grant is now on his second tour of duty with the Orlando Magic. He has averaged 6.1 points and 5.6 rebounds a game as a starter in each of the first eight games this year with the Magic.

Dale Davis and Elden Campbell, who combined to lead the Tigers to the 1990 ACC Regular season championship and the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament, are both still starting in the NBA. Davis, in his 10th year in the league and is the starting center for the Portland Trailblazers. The native of Toccoa, GA has averaged 7.8 points and 8.1 rebounds a game through the first eight contests with the Trailblazers. He had 15 rebounds in a win over the Pistons on Nov. 11. Campbell is in his 11th year in the NBA, his third with the Charlotte Hornets. He has the best stats among former Tigers in the league, nearly averaging a double-double on the young season. He had a 14.2 scoring average to go with 9.8 rebounds per game through games of November 12.

Greg Buckner and Chris Whitney, two former Tigers from Hopkinsville, KY, are also in the NBA this year. Buckner is a reserve with the Dallas Mavericks, while Whitney has been an occasional starter for the Washington Wizards. Whitney, who has been in the league since 1993-94, has averaged 10 points per game for the Wizards, including an 18-point effort in the season opener.

Harold Jamison is a sixth former Tiger in the NBA. A rookie with the Miami Heat two years ago, he was recently activated by the Los Angles Clippers, but has yet to play in a game. Will Solomon, Clemson’s leading scorer last year with a 19.7 average, has played five games with the Memphis Grizzlies, including one start. He has averaged two points and 1.2 rebounds in his limited action so far this year. He had a high of seven points in a recent game against the Los Angles Lakers.

2001-02 Schedule Will Bring Challenges Games with Defending National Champion Duke, Sweet 16 team Penn State and state rival South Carolina all within the first nine games of the season highlight the Clemson schedule this year. The slate includes 26 regular season games in the continental United States, plus three games in the Virgin Islands.

Clemson will play five of its first seven games away from Littlejohn Coliseum, and five of its first seven ACC games on the road. The Tigers will open the season in the Virgin Islands in the Paradise Jam on Saturday, Nov. 17 against Morris Brown. Clemson will be one of six teams in the three-day, six-team event, the first college basketball tournament ever played in the Virgin Islands. Clemson will meet LaSalle in the second round two days later, then will face either Eastern Michigan, UAB or Miami (FL) in the final round.

Clemson will open play in the ACC at Duke on Dec. 2, a Sunday evening contest that will start at 8:00 PM. It will be the first game in the ACC’s new television contract with Fox Sports Net. Clemson has three games on the Sunday night package. It will be the earliest Clemson has played an ACC game since 1966-67 when Clemson opened the season on Dec. 1 at North Carolina.

Another non-conference game on the schedule includes a trip to Penn State for the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 28. It will mark the second time in the last three years that Clemson has played at Penn State for this event. Both Clemson basketball teams will play at Penn State this year, as Jim Davis’ Lady Tigers play at Penn State on Dec. 18.

Clemson’s annual battle with South Carolina will take place at Littlejohn Coliseum on Dec. 8 at 8:00 PM in another game that will be televised by Fox Sports Net. South Carolina has not won at Clemson since the 1993-94 season. It will be the first appearance in Littlejohn Coliseum for the Gamecocks under new coach and former Wake Forest mentor Dave Odom.

Clemson’s last two non-conference games will be against teams from Connecticut. The Tigers will play Hartford on Dec. 28 as part of a doubleheader involving the Lady Tigers and the women’s team from Hartford. The event will be played at a new facility in Norwich, CT. Yale will then come to Clemson for a Jan. 2 game at Littlejohn. Clemson’s first ACC home game will be Jan. 8 against Virginia. While Clemson plays just two ACC home games before Jan. 26, the Tigers will play six of eight ACC games at home between Jan. 27 to Feb. 23. Clemson’s final regular season game will be at North Carolina on Wednesday, Feb. 27. Clemson has the last weekend of the regular season off, giving the team at least nine days to prepare for the ACC Tournament, which returns to the Charlotte Coliseum, March 7-10.

Hobbs and Stockman Named to College Basketball News All-Freshman Team Chris Hobbs were recognized by College Basketball News’ All-Freshman Team for 2000-01. Stockman was named to the sixth team, while Hobbs was chosen to the eighth team. Duke’s Chris Duhon – a fourth team selection – was the only other player honored from the ACC.

“Stockman to Hobbs” became an increasingly frequent tandem throughout the 2000-01 Clemson season. Besides Clemson, no team had two representatives on the ACC All-Rookie team. The pair accounted for 26 percent of Clemson’s offensive production.

Stockman was Clemson’s second leading scorer, finishing behind Will Solomon with a 12 points per game average. The freshman was never scared to let it go from deep, connecting on 75 of 196 three-point attempts. He broke the freshman record for three pointers when he shot 4-9 from behind the arc in the victory over top-ranked North Carolina. Stockman was also the Tiger’s best bet from the charity stripe, hitting 84 percent of his free throws.

Hobbs led all ACC freshmen in double-doubles. He and Adam Allenspach shared the team lead with six. On 10 occasions Hobbs led the Tigers in rebounding. His 28-point, nine-rebound effort against Virginia may have been the finest all-around game played by a Tiger last season. At one point in that game he connected on seven consecutive field goals. That point total is the highest by a Clemson freshman frontcourt player since 1982-1983 when Anthony Jenkins had 30 against Duke. He led the Tigers in field goal percentage and was first in rebounding.

Scott Outstanding in Turnover Ratio Clemson point guard Edward Scott committed just 74 turnovers in 1,000 minutes during his 30 games last year. The current junior from Eastover, SC had a turnover once every 13.51 minutes, the fifth best figure in Clemson history for that category by a point guard.

His one turnover every 14.89 minutes as a freshman is second best. Only Terrell McIntyre’s one turnover for every 16.74 minutes is better than his freshman figure dating back to the 1975-76 season, the first year when minutes were recorded as an official stat. Scott and Terrell McIntyre are the only Clemson points guards in history with two seasons at 12.8 or better in that statistical category. Only four times during 2000-01 did Scott have more turnovers than assists and he has done it just 11 times in two seasons.

Clemson's Top Point Guard Minutes Per Turnover Figures(Since 1975-76)Year    Player  Turn    Min     M/T1996-97 Terrell McIntyre        66      1105    16.741999-00 Edward Scott    53      789     14.891997-98 Terrell McIntyre        68      940     13.821994-95 Merl Code       67      916     13.672000-01 Edward Scott    74      1000    13.511986-87 Grayson Marshall        74      971     13.121985-86 Grayson Marshall        93      1186    12.7521995-96 Terrell McIntyre        71      905     12.7461987-88 Grayson Marshall        85      1056    12.421978-79 Bobby Conrad    54      652     12.07

Christie Named to All-Tournament Team Clemson first-year freshmen Chey Christie and Sharrod Ford both led the United States team in statistical categories during the Global Games in Dallas, TX last summer.

Christie led the team in three-point shooting, connecting on 11-18 from long range in the five games he played in the event. The 6-4 guard averaged 15 points per game and shot 29-49 from the field overall, 59.2 percent. He also had 12 rebounds and five assists against just three turnovers.

Christie had a high of 23 points in the opening game of the tournament against Puerto Rico. He made 9-12 shots from the field overall, including 5-5 on three-point shots. His three-point goal in the last few seconds sent the game into overtime before Puerto Rico came away with a 112-110 victory. All of his three-point goals in that game came in the second half. It was one of three games in which Christie led the United States team in scoring. His 15.0 average for the event was second best on the team.

Ford led the team in field goal percentage with a 75 percent mark (12-16). He scored 25 points in the five games and also had eight rebounds and three blocked shots. He had a 4-4 shooting night against Puerto Rico in the final game of the tournament.

Hobbs Pulled in the Rebounds as a Freshman Chris Hobbs was Clemson’s top rebounder last year with 190 and a 6.3 average. He was the first freshman to lead Clemson in rebounding since Harold Jamison led the 1995-96 team as a rookie. Hobbs had 13 at Wake Forest, his second highest total of the year. He had 15 in a game against The Citadel earlier, most by a Clemson freshman in five years. He was very efficient at Georgia Tech with 10 rebounds in just 18 minutes. He had nine rebounds in 31 minutes at Virginia.

How productive has Hobbs been when it comes to carom collecting? When comparing Hobbs against the great Clemson rebounders in history his freshman rebounds per minute figure stands second only to Tree Rollins. Rollins grabbed a rebound every 2.52 minutes his freshman season (1973-74), while Hobbs gets one every 3.09 minutes. Hobbs is ahead of the freshman pace set by such greats as Dale Davis, Elden Campbell, Horace Grant, Sharone Wright and Larry Nance.

Clemson's Best Rebounds/Minute by FreshmenPlayer  Year    Min     Reb     Min/RTree Rollins    1973-74 795     316     2.52Chris Hobbs     2000-01 588     190     3.09Dale Davis      1987-88 714     223     3.20Sharone Wright  1991-92 747     227     3.29Larry Nance     1977-78 273     78      3.50Elden Campbell  1986-87 534     126     4.24Horace Grant    1983-84 551     129     4.27

Stockman Sets Record for 3-Point Goals Freshman guard Tony Stockman scored 20 points in the regular season finale against Florida State and led the Tigers in scoring in two of the last five games. He scored a season best 23 points in his first collegiate start on Dec. 16 against Wofford. The effort, which also included three rebounds, three assists and three steals, earned Stockman ACC Rookie of the Week honors on Dec. 18. Stockman connected on 9 of 17 shots from the field, including a 4 of 7 mark from long range. Stockman and Chris Hobbs are the only Tiger freshmen to score at least 23 points in a game in the last four years.

Stockman had another 20-point game in his first ACC start. He tallied 20 points, including 10-12 from the foul line in the 111-108 loss to Georgia Tech. He scored 18 points in the second half. He added 13 points and five assists without a turnover against Virginia. He added 16 points in his second ACC start, the 75-65 win over North Carolina. Stockman has shown an ability to score in the clutch. Against Charleston Southern, he scored 14 of the Tigers final 23 points, including six points in the final five minutes of play. His three-point goal with 44 seconds left iced the win over #1 North Carolina and was listed as the Jefferson Pilot ACC Play of the Week. Stockman ranked second on the Clemson team in points scored in the last five minutes of games decided by 10 points or less.

For the year, Stockman was second on the team in scoring with a 12.0 average, even though he has played just 27 minutes per game. His 75 three-point goals established a Clemson freshman record, and his 83.6 percent free throw shooting mark was first on the team.

Stockman had the best season by a Clemson freshman guard since Terrell McIntyre in 1995-96. In some ways, Stockman’s stats were even better. And, he has averaged six less minutes per game than McIntrye played as a freshman. The following is a comparison:

Category        McIntyre 95-96  Stockman 00-01Scoring Average 12.7    12.0Field Goal %    .401    .3743Pt Goals/Game  1.48    2.423Pt FG %        .350    .383Free Throw %    .792    .836Assist/Game     3.10    2.2Steals/Game     1.27    1.42Minutes/Game    31.2    26.8

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