TigerNet.com: Tyson helps Tigers deliver knockout punch to Detroit Mercy
CLEMSON - Tyson packed a knockout punch Sunday afternoon.Hunter Tyson scored a career-high 20 points to help Clemson pull away from the University of Detroit Mercy late, giving the Tigers an 87-65 victory over the Titans in Littlejohn Coliseum. Clemson improves improve to 3-1 on the season while Detroit Mercy of the Horizon League falls to 0-2 overall.
Tyson was 5-for-9 from the beyond the arc. Aamir Simms led the Tigers with five rebounds and added 19 points while Tevin Mack chipped in 18.
Overall, Clemson was 11-for-33 from 3-point range, but just 14-of-21 from the free throw line.
The Clemson Insider: Tyson, Tigers roll Detroit Mercy
Clemson scored 32 points off turnovers to win its third straight over Detroit Mercy in Littlejohn Coliseum. The Tigers defeated Mike Davis' Titans 87-65 in their best offensive output thus far in the 2019-20 campaign.Clemson (3-1) fought off a second half run by Detroit Mercy (0-2) and pushed away late to secure the victory behind 31 points off the bench.
The Tigers finished with three players in double figures as Aamir Simms (19) and Tevin Mack (19) grabbed season highs. But it was Hunter Tyson who led the team and finished with a career high 20 points.
The Clemson Insider: Clemson signs Hall, Prosper to 2020 Class
Clemson head Coach Brad Brownell and his staff added two players to the Clemson University men's basketball program on Wednesday. P.J. Hall (Spartanburg, S.C./Dorman) and Olivier-Maxence Prosper (Montreal, Quebec, Canada/NBA Academy Latin America) both signed national letters of intent to play for the Tigers beginning in 2020-21.The recruiting class ranks 31st nationally according to 247Sports. Also, according to 247Sports, Hall and Prosper rank as the No. 3 and No 4 all-time prospects based on ranking in Clemson history.
"I'm extremely excited about the addition of P.J. and O-Max to the Clemson Basketball family," said Brownell.
The Clemson Insider: Lady Tigers fall to Tide despite Thornton's career high
Clemson shot 48-percent from the field but turned the ball over 27 times in Tuesday night's loss to Alabama.The Tigers fell to the Crimson Tide 65-54 in Littlejohn Coliseum despite senior Kobi Thornton tying her career high. Alabama took full advantage of Clemson turnovers scoring 39 points off turnovers.
The Lady Tigers certainly showed up to play good defense and held Alabama without a field goal until 1:16 to play in the first period. And they took a 12-6 lead out of the first quarter but couldn't keep control of the game.
Clemson head coach Amanda Butler was proud of how her team started the game with poise but wants the Lady Tigers to keep their composure offensively to ensure success on the court.
The Clemson Insider: Clemson grabs quality win behind freshman backcourt
Clemson freshmen guards Al-Amir Dawes and Chase Hunter combined for just two turnovers while the Tigers forced 18 and scored 30 points off Colgate turnovers Sunday afternoon.The Tigers fought through adversity and overcame an experienced Colgate team with a strong run to cap off the 81-68 win.
Head coach Brad Brownell knew the Raiders would prove a formidable foe for the Tigers in Littlejohn and was proud of how his team responded in the pressure situation.
"I thought we played great in the first half and knew this team would come back, it's a strong-willed veteran team and I knew they would make a run and we would have to do something again" Brownell told the media following the game.
The Clemson Insider: Two-sport standout 'coming to contribute and win' at Clemson
Will Taylor has been a regular visitor to Clemson since committing to play baseball for the Tigers this past summer.The two-sport athlete from Ben Lippen High School in Columbia has attended three games at Death Valley as a football recruit this season, most recently the contest against Wofford last weekend.
"It was a great experience," Taylor said. "A game day in Clemson is special."
Taylor, a prospect in the 2021 class, gave his verbal commitment to head coach Monte Lee and Clemson's baseball program in late July.
"Clemson is a special place," he said.
The Clemson Insider: Clemson's Honor denied eligibility
Clemson basketball transfer Nick Honor has been denied eligibility for the 2019-'2020 basketball season.Below is a joint statement from head coach Brad Brownell and athletic director Dan Radakovich on the NCAA's decision.
"Obviously we are disappointed in the decision from the NCAA to deny Nick the opportunity to play this season. He was an integral part of our team at the World University Games this past summer. I know our fans will enjoy watching him next season."
Honor, a sophomore, transferred to Clemson from Fordham where he started all 32 games at guard and led his team with 15.
The Clemson Insider: Simms' mistake costs Clemson in loss to Hokies
Aamir Simms scored 12 points and grabbed 15 rebounds on Tuesday night, but he also made one of the biggest mistakes in Clemson's 67-60 loss to Virginia Tech at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson.After Newman tied the game with 1:11 to go with two free throws, Virginia Tech quickly took the lead again after the Hokies broke Clemson's press and P.J. Horne dunked the ball at the other end.
Simms fouled Horne uncharacteristically on the play, allowing the forward to complete a three-point play for a 60-57 lead with 1:03 to go. Clemson could never get back in the game from that point.
The Clemson Insider: Moore granted eligibility by NCAA
Clemson transfer Khavon Moore has become eligible for the 2019-'20 basketball season, according to sources, The Clemson Insider confirmed on Wednesday.Clemson plays Anderson University in an exhibition game tonight at 7 p.m.
As we reported last week and in our Monday Insider Report, Moore's case went to the appeals process. From what we understand he hired a lawyer who worked hard with Clemson's compliance to try and get the transfer from Texas Tech eligible to play.
Still no news on the status of Nick Honor, we were told it did not look like he would be cleared to play this season.
The Clemson Insider: NCAA's new ruling can be good, bad for collegiate athletics
Collegiate Athletics as we know it changed forever on Tuesday.The NCAA's top governing board voted unanimously to permit students participating in athletics the opportunity to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness in a manner consistent with the collegiate model.
The board asked each NCAA division to create any new rules beginning immediately, but no later than January 2021.
What will it mean for major college football and men's college basketball in the future? We don't know exactly, but it will change the current structure as we know it.
This is a good change for the student-athletes.
TigerNet.com: Big recruiting week for Clemson basketball and Brad Brownell
Have yourself a week, Clemson basketball.Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell, who came up short in recent in-state recruiting efforts with Zion Williamson and Josiah-Jordan James, won a major recruiting victory Wednesday when the state's top player in the 2020 class, 6-10 PJ Hall of Dorman, announced a commitment during a ceremony at the Dorman Arena.
A day later, 6-7 forward Olivier-Maxence Prosper of Quebec announced a commitment to the Tigers on Twitter. Prosper attends the NBA Academy Latin America in Mexico City. He recently reclassified from the 2021 recruiting class.
Brownell filled both open spots in the 2020 recruiting class and can now turn his attention to recruiting and filling what is expected to be three spots in the 2021 class.
The Clemson Insider: Clemson lands major commitment
Clemson landed a major commitment on Wednesday from Roebuck (S.C.) Dorman 2020 four-star power forward P.J. Hall.Hall (6-9, 220) announced his commitment to the Tigers' basketball program Wednesday afternoon during a ceremony at the Dorman High School arena, choosing Clemson over finalist Virginia Tech.
In July, Hall publicly named Clemson, Virginia Tech, Florida, Georgia Tech and Tennessee his top five schools before taking official visits to Clemson, Virginia Tech and Florida this fall.
Hall, the No. 1 prospect in South Carolina, is a big-time pickup for Brad Brownell and his coaching staff. Hall is a top-65 national prospect in the 2020 class per multiple recruiting services and ranked as high as the No.
The Clemson Insider: Watch Hall's emotional commitment video
ROEBUCK, S.C. -- Dorman High School 2020 four-star power forward P.J. Hall announced his commitment to the Clemson basketball program Wednesday afternoon.Hall revealed his college choice with an emotional commitment video during a ceremony at Dorman High.
Watch the video on TCITV:
The Clemson Insider: State's top prospect explains why he 'fell in love' with Clemson
Wednesday was a big day for Brad Brownell and the Clemson basketball program, as they landed a commitment from P.J. Hall, the No. 1
prospect in the Palmetto State and a top-65 national prospect in the 2020 recruiting class.The four-star power forward from Dorman High School in Roebuck, S.C., announced his commitment to the Tigers during a ceremony at the
school's basketball arena Wednesday afternoon.
"Family is the most important thing, and that's the reason I fell in love with Clemson University," Hall said. "Coach Brownell recruited me very hard for two years, and I can't wait to play for him for the next four.
TigerNet.com: Top Georgia point guard checks out Clemson
One of the top point guards in Georgia stopped by Clemson last weekend to see the Tigers football team in action but also to spend time with the Clemson basketball coaching staff.Garrison Powell is a 6-foot-5 point guard out of Atlanta (2021) class, and he made an unofficial visit to Clemson last Saturday for the Florida State game. The Tigers have been showing a lot of interest in Powell and wanted to see him on campus before moving forward with an offer. He has offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Middle Tennessee, Elon and James Madison, plus Georgia, Tennessee, Auburn, Alabama and Georgia Tech are showing strong interest.
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