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Donte Grantham

OverviewSigned in the fall of 2013 with Gabe DeVoe, both of whom were top-150 prospects ... came to Clemson after one prep school season at Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham,

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Signed in the fall of 2013 with Gabe DeVoe, both of whom were top-150 prospects … came to Clemson after one prep school season at Hargrave Military Academy (Chatham, Va.) … Hargrave has sent countless players to the Atlantic Coast Conference, including several who went on to play in the NBA … played at Martinsburg High School in West Virginia and graduated in 2013 after highly decorated playing career … played point guard until he hit a growth spurt in high school … has started 94 of 95 career games … has 831 points and 411 rebounds to his credit … active team leader with 135 career three-pointers heading into his senior season … in 2014-15, logged the most minutes by a Clemson rookie since Trevor Booker (2006-07) … first Tiger to start every game of his freshman and sophomore season since Booker, now with the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets … increased scoring output as a sophomore to rank second on the team in double figures … earned team’s Tiger Strength Award in 2016 due to his commitment in the weight room … switched jersey number from 15 to 32 for his senior season … recruited by assistant coach Steve Smith … majoring in community recreation, camp & sport management.

Enjoyed a career-year prior to a season-ending injury on Jan. 20 against Notre Dame … started all 19 games played in 2017-18 … averaged 14.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game (career-highs) … shot a career-best 56.0 percent from the floor, including 41.9 percent from long range and 78.0 percent from the foul line … posted double-figure scoring outputs in 16-of-19 games played, including four 20-pointe efforts … grabbed double-digit rebounds on five occasions, including a career-high 14 against Boston College … made at least one 3-pointer in 15-of-19 contests.

BEST GAMES, 2017-18

Started 32 games at small forward, averaging 27.8 minutes per contest … averaged 7.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game … third on the team with 38 three-point goals … tied for third on the team with 51 assists, and fifth with 25 steals … shot 74 percent from the free throw line in limited attempts … scored double figures in 10 contests.

BEST GAMES, 2016-17
Top game of the season came in the Tire Pros Invitational against a top-10 Xavier team … posted season-high 21 points, to go along with four assists and four steals in 35 minutes of play … made 7-15 field goals and 4-4 at the free throw line versus the Musketeers … posted 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists in win over Davidson in same tournament … notched 13 points and five rebounds against High Point … posted 19 points and six rebounds in win over Mercer … had 13 points to go along with six offensive rebounds against SC State … notched first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in comeback win at Wake Forest to open ACC play … tallied 11 in loss to Louisville and 15 against Virginia Tech … also posted 11 points in win over Georgia Tech at home … scored 10 points in one-point loss to Syracuse, including a clutch jumper late before the game-clinching three by the Orange.

Started all 31 games at small forward, averaging 32.6 minutes per contest … averaged 10.2 points per game, second on the team behind Jaron Blossomgame … fourth on the team with 4.1 rebounds per game … increased his three-point shooting dramatically to 35.4 percent and led the Tigers with 56 threes … shot team-best 84.6 percent from the free throw line … third on the team with 72 assists, compared to just 44 turnovers … third on the team with 31 steals … scored double figures in 16 games, tied for second on the team … reached double figures in 10 of Clemson’s 18 ACC regular season games … made at least one three-point goal in 26 games, with a long streak of nine games to end the season.

Best Games, 2015-16
Had a pair of 22-point performances during the non-conference schedule, first against UTSA and then three games later against Rutgers … made 9-13 shots in the win over the Scarlet Knights, including all nine of his two-point attempts … posted 16 points against South Carolina and was 4-9 from three-point range … notched 11 points and seven assists in ACC home opener against Florida State, a win … posted 12 points in win over Louisville and was 4-6 from three … big impact in the upset over Duke that followed, he was 3-6 from long distance and 6-13 overall in contributing 16 points against the Blue Devils … posted 14 in win over Miami on January 16, making 5-9 shots … scored 15 points at Wake Forest, including a 9-10 performance at the free throw line … posted 11 points at Virginia Tech and was 6-6 from the stripe … scored 15 points and added seven rebounds against Notre Dame, when he was 4-6 from long range … posted 10 points and seven rebounds in win over Boston College at home … also played well at Boston College, scoring 13 points with eight rebounds … posted 16 points at Georgia Tech on February 23 and hit a big game-tying three in the final seconds … made 4-8 threes in that game, with four assists and two steals … posted seven assists at NC State, with three steals.

Started all 31 games at small forward for the Tigers … averaged 29.6 minutes per game, most by a Clemson freshman since Cliff Hammonds in 2004-05 … minute total was fourth-highest in program history for a freshman … led the Tigers in three-point goals (41) and tied for the team lead in steals (27) … only freshman in Clemson history to post at least 40 threes, 40 assists, 20 blocks and 20 steals in a season … second on the team with 102 field goals, 52 assists and 31 blocks … averaged 8.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, both third-best on the team … scored double figures in 14 games, second-best on the team … made at least one three in 25 games … grabbed 50 offensive rebounds, third on the team.

Best Games, 2014-15
Top performance was 16 points on 6-12 shooting in a win over Syracuse on Jan. 17 … made season-high 4-8 three-pointers … scored 14 points in upset of top-25 Arkansas team; made 6-13 field goals versus the Razorbacks … added five rebounds in 39 minutes … scored 13 points and added four rebounds and three assists in neutral site win over LSU … scored 13 and added seven rebounds against Winthrop on Nov. 17 … posted 13 points and made 6-12 field goals, with four assists, in win over Robert Morris … posted 13 points in 30 minutes, with seven rebounds, against Wake Forest on Jan. 24 … made 5-10 shots at Florida State and scored 13, helping Tigers to a big road win … notched 12 points and eight boards against Oakland … posted 12 in home loss to NC State … scored 11 points against High Point and 10 versus Rutgers … tallied four blocks and four steals in win over Auburn, only the eighth time in Clemson history a Tiger player posted four of each … scored nine points at Pittsburgh, on 3-6 three-point shooting, in big win over the Panthers … notched eight points and five rebounds against Virginia Tech … finished the year with six points and season-high seven assists against Florida State in the ACC Tournament.

Before Clemson
Rated the nation’s No. 75 prospect by and No. 91 by … four-star prospect by both services … played 2013-14 postgraduate season at Hargrave and averaged 24.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game … shot 56 percent from the field, including 43 percent from three-point range … also shot 83 percent on free throws in leading Hargrave to a 32-8 final record … posted season-high 52 points and 17 rebounds in the same game … also scored 42 points in a game after making 11 three-point goals … named Prep Player of the Year for the state of Virginia in 2014 … earned the 2013 Evans Award, presented annually to West Virginia’s boys basketball player of the year … averaged 18.3 points and 9.1 rebounds per game and led Martinsburg to AAA state championship … posted 20 points and 17 rebounds in the championship final against Woodrow Wilson High … added 54 steals, 44 assists and 46 blocked shots his senior season … 3A first-team all-state his junior and senior seasons … averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds per game as a junior in 2011-12 … finished his high school career with over 1,000 points and 600 rebounds … signed with Clemson over scholarship offers from several outstanding schools, but ultimately picked the Tigers over Michigan in the end … coached by A.W. Hamilton at Hargrave and Dave Rogers at Martinsburg … born Mar. 19, 1995.