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Updated Men’s Basketball Bios

Jan. 31, 2000


#1 Will Solomon, G, So., East Hartford, CT Leading scorer in the ACC with 20.7 average, he ranks11th in the nation …that is the highest scoring average by a Tiger player since the 1986-87 season when Horace Grant averaged 21 a game for the season…led Clemson in scoring in win over #21 NC State with 15 points…had 19, all in the second half, at #3 Duke, he was 4-6 on three-point shots in that game…leads the ACC in scoring, three-point goals per game and playing time…averaging 20.1 vs. the ACC and 20.7 overall…had 43 point outing against Virginia on January 15 in which he set Littlejohn Coliseum scoring record for a Tiger…most points by a Clemson player in a single game in almost 30 years…hit 14-21 from the field, including 8-12 on three-point goals…that tied Clemson record for three-point goals in a game…has had two games in which he has nearly scored 50 percent of Clemson’s points, he had 26 of the 53 against Wake Forest on Jan. 9 and 37 of 75 against Penn State on December 1…has scored 33 percent of Clemson’s points this year, a higher percentage than the 25 percent Terrell McIntyre scored last year…Clemson’s go-to guy, he has 55 of Clemson’s 107 points in the last five minutes of games decided by 10 points or less…has 60 of Clemson’s 113 three-point goals this year ..has scored in double figures in every game this year, has had 10 games of at least 20 points and seven of at least 25…had one of his best games in Clemson’s ACC home opener with 26 points and five assists against just two turnovers…also guarded All-ACC candidate Robert O’Kelley and held the junior to 4-13 shooting..made then career high six three-point goals in win over Charleston Southern…has had at least one three-point goal in every game, and in 24 straight games over two years, third longest streak in Clemson history….Clemson’s scoring leader in 16 of the first 20 games…first Clemson player in history to wear number-one…had first career double-double in win over South Carolina, he had 26 points and 11 rebounds..has improved his scoring average by 14.2 points over last year, the biggest increase from last year in the ACC…trying to become just the third Clemson player in the last 30 years to lead Clemson in scoring and assists in the same season…Chris Whitney and Terrell McIntyre are the only other players to do it.

#33 Pasha Bains, G, Fr, Richmond, Canada Transfer from Wyoming who has played 12 games, four as a starter… Clemson’s fourth leading scorer (7.2) on a per game basis…has given Clemson a lift off the bench, but started the last four games due to injury to Edward Scott…had 16 points against Virginia on Jan. 15 for his best game against an ACC team…had best game against George Washington when he led the Tigers in scoring with 19 points in 29 minutes…made three three-point goals in that game…contributor in win over Furman with seven points and five assists against just one turnover…made 3-6 shots at North Carolina and had seven points…scored just three points against South Carolina, but hit key three-point goal with two minutes left…averaged 38 points a game in high school in Canada…did not come to Clemson with reputation of being a great ball handler, but has just 14 turnovers in last 246 minutes covering 10 games…has made 74 percent of his free throws, best on the team..had nine points in 30 minutes at Maryland, he also had three assists.

#55 Adam Allenspach, C, Jr., Parkland, FL The prime reason opposing starting centers have struggled against Clemson this year…opposing starting centers have averaged just under 40 percent from the field, just 5.6 rebounds and 5.8 points game…played just six minutes at Duke due to back spasms, he will miss the Georgia Tech game…that willbe just the second game he has missed out of 88 in his career…had career high 24 points against Appalachian State, he made 7-11 field goals and 10-12 free throws…made his last nine free throws of that game and now shooting 71 percent from the line for the year….no opposing center has had a double-double against Clemson this year…sixth in ACC in rebounding with 7.4 figure…second leading scorer and leading rebounder on the Clemson team…had first career double-double against an ACC team at Florida State on Jan. 12…has a 12.1-point average, more than double his career average heading into this year..had five straight double figure scoring games prior to his injury at Duke…had hit 2-2 field goals prior to the injury…had 19 points in win over Furman on December 29th and career high 11 rebounds at Florida State on Jan. 12…has four double-doubles this season, including 14 points and 10 rebounds in win over Winthrop…averaging 32 minutes a game after playing just 15 minutes a game previously…opened the season with his first career double-double, it was a key to Clemson’s 30-point win over East Tennessee State…had 16 points and 10 rebounds and made 6-8 shots from the field in that game…also had double-double against Wisconsin-GB with 13 points and 10 rebounds….had 18 points in loss to South Carolina State…only junior on the Clemson team with two letters entering this season…has missed just one game in 2+ years,has played 84 out of a possible 85 games…had 12 points and seven rebounds in win over #21 NC State.

#42 Chucky Gilmore, F, So., Fayetteville, NC Led Clemson in rebounding in the win over #21 NC State with 10…has 43 rebounds in last five games…..ninth in the ACC in rebounds per game, he is also in top 10 on offensive rebounds basis….second leading rebounder on the Clemson team with a 6.9 average, and second leading rebounder off the offensive boards with 45….also leads the Tigers in blocked shots with 20…had solid game against Virginia, but not in the scoring column…led Clemson in rebounding (12), assists (4) and blocked shots (3) against the Cavs…has 42 rebounds over the last five games, 8.1 per game…..Gilmore missed three games with a concussion suffered in practice on December 9…played just nine minutes off the bench against UNC, he had a dental surgery earlier in the day…a root canal and playing at North Carolina in the same day…had four rebounds in just nine minutes at UNC, including three offensive rebounds…shooting 48 percent prior to the concussion..has averaged 24.1 minutes a game this year, he never played more than 14 minutes in a game as a freshman…had career high 10 rebounds, including four offensive, in helping Clemson to victory over Charleston Southern…had eight rebounds in three other games…had seven rebounds in just 19 minutes against Florida State…has started 13 games this year, Georgia Tech game could be his first start at center due to Allenspach’s injury.

#10 Edward Scott, G, Fr., Eastover, SC Played 34 minutes off the bench in win over #21 NC State, he had 10 points, five assists, two steals and three rebounds…freshman point guard who missed first three games of the season due to a broken bone in his left foot to open the season and missed three more games with a cartilage problem in his chestJan. 15-22….in the first game he played (11-27 vs. Wisconsin-GB), suffered big toe injury on right foot…later had to have toe nail on each big toe removed…still has a pin in his foot as result of broken foot he suffered earlier in the year, he will have that pin for the entire season…made 4-8 three-point shots and scored 18 points against Penn State for his high scoring game so far…also had six rebounds in that fine all-around performance in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge…combined with Will Solomon for 55 points from the backcourt, most points by a Clemson starting backcourt since 1969-70 season…suffered broken foot in practice on October 27, he did not practice again until just before his first game, against Wisconsin-GB at the BiLo Center on November 27…played 65 minutes in two games at the SoCon Holiday Hoops and had just two turnovers…had nine points in first 10 minutes against South Carolina State, but did not score the rest of the game…had six assists and just one turnover against George Washington..second on the team in three-point goals with 17 even though he missed three games.

#3 Andrius Jurkunas, F, Sr., Kaunas, Lithuania Has come on strong of late, he has 34 points and shooting 12-22 from the field over his last three outings…has made 5 of last 10 three-point shots…had his best game of the season against Maryland with 16 points and seven rebounds…led Clemson in scoring and rebounding in that game, first time he has done that in the same game….made 4-6 shots from the field, 3-4 on three-point shots…followed that with 10 points and three assists with just one turnover against NC State…first time this year he has had back to back double figure scoring games…suffered a broken right thumb while trying to draw a charge in the second half of a Clemson victory over Central Florida on Nov. 26…missed the rest of that game and the next four contests, Clemson lost three of the four games he missed…had best game since breaking thumb at Florida State, he had 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists…that was his second double-figure scoring game of the season…had 13 points and seven rebounds in Clemson’s opening game victory against ETSU..became Clemson’s career leader in three-point goals by a frontcourt player when he made his second three against Wofford…has just 18 three-point goals for the year due to the thumb injury and is shooting just29 percent from long range….has 124 three-point goals for his career, sixth best in Clemson history…needs just one three-point goals to tie Merl Code for fifth place on Clemson’s all-time list…needs 29 blocked shots to become first player in ACC history to make 100 3-pt goals and block 100 shots…already has 100 assists…only senior on this year’s team, he has 46 assists to rank second on the team, first on a per game basis…had career high seven assists and career high 11 rebounds against George Washington…also had nine points in that game…a key to Clemson’s win over South Carolina with seven rebounds and four assists…had 6/1 assist/turnover ratio against Winthrop…hit 8-8 from the line in opener…had career high 12 rebounds against Appalachian State.

#24 Dustin Braddick, F, So., Charleston, SC Played well the last three games with 21 points and 13 rebounds in reserve role…averages 20 minutes a game off the bench since coming back from injury…had best game in two months against Maryland when he scored 9 on 3-5 shooting in 17 minutes…followed that with four points in 18 minutes in win over #21 NC State…missed 6 straight games after ankle surgery, he returned for the Appalachian State game and played 8 minutes….had surgery on December 19 and January 3 to repair foot..was running on the side during shoot-around the day of the Florida State game in Tallahassee…Clemson’s leading rebounder and leader in assist until he suffered foot injury, quite an accomplishment for a 6-5 guard/forward…started the first five games this year at guard, he then started three at forward…averaged 7.8 rebounds per game and 3.4 assists per game for first eight games, both figures rank in the top 10 in the ACC…fifth in the league in rebounds, best among guards/small forwards when first injured…led Clemson in assists five straight games and in six of the first eight games this year….. had at least seven rebounds in seven of the first eight games…had career high 11 rebounds and five assists in win over Charleston Southern, a Division I school in his hometown of Charleston…had career high 12 points against Wofford, he also had seven rebounds, five offensive..played 33 minutes without a turnover against Wisconsin-GB…had nine points and nine rebounds in victory over Central Florida…. played at least 22 minutes in first eight games, he never played that many minutes in a game all of last season..

#31 Tomas Nagys, F, Fr., Mazeikai, Lithuania Freshman forward who has given Clemson productive minutes…leads the team in charges taken with 11…had season high eight rebounds at Duke, he also scored eight points in productive 17 minutes…that was his top minutes played total in an ACC game…could start against Georgia Tech…led Clemson in rebounding in game with South Carolina State, he had eight in that game, including four off the offensive boards…made 5-6 free throws in that game, he was 7-8 from the line in his first game…leads the team in free throw attempts/minute with 53 in 168 minutes…had season high seven points in that win over East Tennessee State and added seven more in win over Winthrop…had seven points in eight productive minutes against Virginia…has made 73.5 percent from the line this year, second on the team…one of three Lithuanian players in Clemson’s first nine players…handles the ball well, he has just 19 turnovers in 168 minutes.

#21 Ray Henderson, F, Fr., Charlotte, NC Had his best game at North Carolina with six points and nine rebounds in Chapel HIll in just 22 minutes…has suffered from many injuries and missed Maryland game with pulled groin…also missed time in games due to cartilage problem in his chest and preseason knee surgery…Clemson’s leading rebounder at North Carolina, he had four off the offensive boards…hit 3-5 shots from the field, only Tiger over 50 percent in that game…made his first college start against Wake Forest on Jan. 9 and had two points and five rebounds in 15 minutes…had four points and four rebounds in 17 minutes at Florida State…freshman power forward who made his first eight shots from the field this year, longest streak ever by a Tiger to open his career…top field goal percentage shooter on the team with 56 percent mark..has been plagued by injury, he missed second half against Furman due to a cartilage problem in his chest..suffered a knee injury in preseason workouts and had arthroscopic surgery…that limited his time in practice until the second week of November…limited of late by a pulled groin muscle…had best game in non-conference schedule against Charleston Southern with eight points in 12 minutes, he was 4-5 from the line and 2-2 from the field…also had high of three rebounds in that game…has been very productive as rebounder of late, has 21 rebounds in 50 minutes over the last four games…had career high seven rebounds in 12 minutes against George Washington…native of nearby Charlotte.

#20 Walker Holt, G, Fr., Greensboro, NC Reserve who has been outstanding of late…made first college start at Maryland, first walk-on to start for the Tigers in 13 years…did not score, but had season high five rebounds and three assists at Terpland…had eight points at Duke in 14 minutes, he also had a rebound and an assist…has 25 points on 8-15 shooting and 4-7 three-point, he is also 5-6 on free throw shooting over the last six games, he was 2-9 and scored just four points in the first 14 games of the season…scored 12 points in 20 minutes against Appalachian State, that included a 50-foot shot at the end of the half…believed to be longest made shot in the history of Littlejohn Coliseum…has made 6 of his last 9 shots from the field, including 3-4 three-point shots…came to Clemson as a walk-on, he is now on scholarship…handles the ball well, has a 16-10 assist-turnover ratio…a factor at Florida State when he had three points, an assist and two rebounds in 8 minutes in first half.