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Clemson’s Allenspach Chosen for NIT All-Star Team

Aug. 2, 1999

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Clemson center Adam Allenspach is one of 11 players who will compete for the NIKE NIT All-Stars during a 13-day, 10-game tour of Austria and the Czech Republic. The team coached by former Manhattan College Head Coach George Bucci, will train at Manhattan College August 1-5 and compete in 10 games between August 6-15.

A highlight of the tour will be an August 10th game against the Czech National under-20 team at Budejewize.

Allenspach played in all 35 games for the Tigers last year, helping Clemson to the NIT finals against California. He averaged 4.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game for the 20-15 Tigers. He shot 53.6 percent from the field and 68 percent from the foul line. The 7-1 junior center had a career high 14 points and six rebounds in just 14 minutes against Georiga Tech in a game at Littlejohn Coliseum last year. He had 28 points and 20 rebounds in the five NIT games last year.

Allenspach will be one of three centers on the 11-man roster. The others are former Wake Forest center Loren Woods, who is now at Arizona, and Nat Althoff of Utah. The guards on the roster include Keith Friel, a transfer from Notre Dame, who will be eligible this year at Virginia, Jason Harris of Fordham, Erick Barkley of St. John’s and Brian Lynch of Villanova. The forwards are led by Auburn All-American Chris Porter of Auburn, Kris Lang of North Carolina, Etan Thomas of Syracuse and Ken Kavanagh of Manhattan.