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Six Newcomers to Begin Classes August 18th

Aug. 13, 1999

CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson Head Basketball Coach Larry Shyatt announced Friday that six newcomers will begin classes August 18th and will be eligible to play for the Tigers this season.

Ed Scott, a freshman guard from Hopkins, SC, Tomas Nagys, a freshman forward from Mazeikai, Lithuania, Ray Henderson, a freshman, forward from Charlotte, NC, and Arturus Javtokas, a junior center from Siauliai, Lithuania, will be the scholarship newcomers who will enroll in classes at Clemson for the first time.

Pasha Bains, a transfer from Wyoming who entered Clemson last December, will be a red-shirt freshman on the Clemson team this year and will be eligible starting with the December 11 game against South Carolina State.

Ronald Blackshear, a guard from Camilla, GA, who signed a letter of intent with the Clemson program in the fall, will not be among the newcomers enrolling with the Clemson program.

“We are certainly disappointed that Ronald Blackshear will not be with our ballclub,” said Shyatt. “Unfortunately, Ronald did not qualify under NCAA standards. Consistent with ACC regulations, he will not enroll at Clemson as a first-time student this fall.”

Blackshear, a 6-4 guard, averaged 25 points and five rebounds per game for Mitchell Baker High School his senior season.

Shyatt also said that Walker Holt, a walk-on from Greensboro, NC, would be on the roster this year. Holt, a 6-3 guard, was an all-state player at Grimsley High School. He played for North Carolina in the North Carolina vs. South Carolina All-Star game.

Clemson will have 10 scholarship players on its team this year, five who are returning lettermen, and five who will be playing for the Tigers for the first time.

The returning lettermen for the Tigers this year are senior Andrius Jurkunas, junior Adam Allenspach, and sophomores Dustin Braddick, Chucky Gilmore and Will Solomon.