2018-19 Basketball News
CLEMSON vs. WAKE FOREST
• Clemson will look for its sixth-straight victory in its series against Wake Forest and its second-straight ACC victory. The Tigers will also look to post its seventh-straight home win over the Demon Deacons.
• The Tigers faced off last season against the Demon Deacons in Winston-Salem and came away with a 75-67 victory. That game was also played on Feb. 3.
• Entering this afternoon’s game, according to KenPom, Clemson’s conference strength of schedule (+20.67) ranks second in the ACC behind Pittsburgh (+21.50) and is the third-toughest in the entire country behind Purdue (+20.93).
• Marcquise Reed moved into 27th on the all-time scoring list following his performance on Jan. 26 against NC State. Reed now has 1,190 points in his Clemson career.
• The graduate senior guard is averaging 19.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.9 steals per contest this season.
• To put that into persepective, he is only one of five players in the entire country to post at least 19.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals per contest this season.
• Clyde Trapp scored a career-high 16 points on 4-for-8 shooting, including shooting 4-for-7 from long range against Pittsburgh (Jan. 29).
• Javan White turned in his best game as a Tiger to date against Pittsburgh (Jan. 29). White scored a season-high 10 points and grabbed a season-high seven rebounds in 16 minutes of action.
• Brad Brownell announced the signing of three student-athletes for the 2019-20 season: Al-Amir Dawes, Chase Hunter and Alex Hemenway. To view the release in its entirety, click HERE.
For the 2018-19 season, Clemson Athletics will implement walk-thru metal detectors at all entrances to Littlejohn Coliseum. Fans will be required to remove keys, cell phones, cameras and other electronics from their pockets prior to walking through metal detectors. Shoes, coins, wallets, belts an jewelry will not need to be removed. Fans who either have a relevant medical condition or do not feel comfortable walking through the metal detectors can notify event staff and participate in an alternative screening process. The addition of the walk-thru metal detectors will result in additional time need to enter Littlejohn Coliseum, so please plan accordingly. Clemson officials will be working throughout the season to ensure that this additional time is kept to a minimum.
As a reminder, the clear bag policy will also continue to be in effect… see graphic below 👇👇👇
Beginning Nov. 4, S.C. Highway 93 on Clemson’s main campus will be reduced to one lane from College Avenue to Williamson Road due to an ongoing campus utility project. Only westbound traffic toward Williamson will be allowed to travel through this area. Please plan accordingly and allow additional travel time on your way to campus and on your drive back home. Sidewalks will also be closed adjacent to Highway 93 in this area. Highway 93 will be restored to four lanes of traffic during all home football game days. This project will continue into 2019.
2018-19 CLEMSON BASKETBALL MEDIA GUIDE
PREVIOUS GAME RECAP: Clemson 82, Pitt 69
• During the Tigers’ previous road trip to Syracuse, Lyles Davis was awarded a scholarship by head coach Brad Brownell.
• Davis, a fourth-year walk-on in the Tigers program is known as a relentless worker and one of the most respected players on the roster.
• The pre-business major hails from Charleston, S.C. and attended James Island Charter High School where he was a three-time captain and helped lead them to a Region 7-AAAA title in 2014-15.
• Coach Brownell began his meeting speaking to the team about what it’s like to be a coach and to see player development first hand. Not just on the court, but in all aspects of life.
• Brownell concluded his speech with, “Something cool is about to happen…” That something cool was announcing that Davis would be on scholarship for his last semester in school.
• Last Spring, Davis was awarded the “Academic Excellence” Award, presented each year at the Tigers’ basketball banquet by academic advisor Leslie Moreland-Bishop.
• Davis is also a two-time winner of the “Man of the Month” Award, presented montly by director of basketball strength and conditioning Mike Bewley.
• The award is graded out over the course of a month and on a weekly basis. Each student-athlete is graded after each practice session by their position coach, after each strength session by coach Bewley and twice per week academically.
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