April 23, 1998
CLEMSON, S.C.-Clemson head basketball coach Larry Shyatt announced Thursday that forward Tony Christie will return for the 1998-99 season. The top three-point shooting forward in the ACC last year had announced on March 30 that he planned to transfer at the end of the academic year.
“Tony Christie will stay at Clemson for his senior year,” said Shyatt. “We want Tony and all of our seniors to have an excellent season in 1998-99. We are all looking forward to this coming season.”
Shyatt recently completed one-one-one interviews with each of his returning players. With Christie still on the roster, the Tigers now have five seniors (Christie, Tom Wideman, Harold Jamison, Terrell McIntyre and Johnny Miller), three juniors (Andrius Jurkunas, Vincent Whitt, Mohamed Woni) and two sophomores (Adam Allenspach and Tywan Harris. Clemson has two incoming freshmen for next year, Chucky Gilmore of Fayetteville, NC and Dustin Braddick of North Charleston, SC.
Christie started 25 of Clemson’s 32 games last season and averaged 8.0 points per game. He led the Tigers in three-point shooting percentage with a .415 mark on 54-130 three-point goals, fourth in the ACC. He became just the sixth forward in Clemson history to make at least 50 three-point goals in a season. His top contest was a 19-point outing at Florida State when he made 5-10 three-point goals.
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