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Clemson basketball adds two transfers

May 9, 2019

Clemson University men’s basketball added Tulsa graduate transfer guard Curran Scott, announced by head coach Brad Brownell. Scott becomes just the third graduate transfer in Clemson basketball history.

“We’re certainly excited about welcoming Curran to our program for his grad transfer season,” said Brownell. “Curran is a proven player at the high-major level who excels as a three-point shooter. I like his confidence, his competitive spirit and the experience he will bring to our backcourt.”

Scott, a 6-foot, 4-inch guard, comes to Clemson after playing the last two seasons at Tulsa. Scott appeared in all 32 games last year and made 26 starts, averaging 8.9 points and 2.5 rebounds per contest. He shot 40.7 percent from the floor, including 39.4 percent from three. Scott’s 41 3-pointers led the Golden Hurricanes last year. In league play last season, Scott was a 44.4 percent 3-point shooter.

During American Athletic Conference play, Scott upped his average to 10.2 points per game and scored in double-figures on 13 occasions, including two 20-point outings. He scored a season-high 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting in a win over ECU and also scored 20 points in a win over Memphis. Scott averaged 15.8 points per game over the final five contests of the season.

In his first season at Tulsa in 2017-18, Scott played in 31 games and shot nearly 40.0 percent from the floor, including a team-leading 84.1 percent at the free throw line. He scored in double-figures seven times that season, including four in conference play.

Prior to Tulsa, Scott started his career at Charlotte where he played in 33 games and made 18 starts during the 2015-16 season. He scored in double-figures 17 times, including five 20-point games. Scott averaged 10.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, while shooting 45.2 percent from the field, 43.9 percent from behind the arc and 83.0 percent at the line.

Scott scored a career-high 30 points against UAB on Jan. 16, 2016 and became the first Charlotte freshman to score at least 30 points in a game since 1993.

For his career, Scott is a 39.6 percent shooter from behind the arc.

A product of Memorial High School in Edmond, Okla., Scott averaged 21.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, while shooting 50.0 percent from the field, earning all-state honors as a senior. He ranked among the top-150 players in the nation by MaxPreps and

Scott is immediately eligible for Brownell and the Tigers in 2019-20.

Clemson University men’s basketball added Fordham transfer guard Nick Honor, announced by head coach Brad Brownell.

“We are excited to welcome Nick to our program,” said Brownell. “He is a competitive guard who shoots the ball well with range and will certainly add depth to our backcourt. He comes from a basketball family and as such, has a very good basketball IQ and feel for the game.”

Honor, a 5-foot, 10-inch point guard, recently completed his freshman season. He appeared in all 32 games for Fordham, averaging 36.1 minutes per contest. He led the Rams in scoring (15.3 points per game) and finished 37.3 percent from the floor, 33.2 percent from distance, including an impressive 81.6 percent from the foul line.

Honor netted 20+ points on five different occasions, including a season-high 30 points against Rutgers. His 70 made 3-pointers last season stands 14th all-time for a single season in Fordham history.

Prior to the Atlantic-10 Conference tournament, Honor was named to the 2019 Atlantic-10 All-Rookie team. He became the first Ram to earn All-Rookie honors since 2016 and just the 11th in program history. He finished the season as the highest scoring freshman in the league.

He finished the season as the top scoring freshman in the Atlantic-10 and the 14th-highest scoring freshman in NCAA Division I.

His best game for the Rams came at home against Rutgers when Honor posted a season-high 30 points on 10-for-17 shooting from the floor, while knocking down 5-of-7 from distance. Honor made at least three 3-pointers in a game on 13 occasions, including a season-high six in a 23-point performance against St. Bonaventure.

Aside from his Atlantic-10 merits, Honor was named Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association (MBWA) Rookie of the Year.

Prior to his time at Fordham, Honor graduated from Lake Highland Prep in his hometown of Orlando, Fla. In 2018 he was named the 5A Player of the Year and was also named First Team All-Area. As a senior, Honor averaged 19.6 points per game and made 85.0 percent of his free throws en route to finishing his career as a 2,000-point scorer.

As a junior, he helped the Lake Highland Prep Highlanders to a 15-win season, averaging 21.3 points and 3.0 assists, while shooting 36% from behind the arc and making 85 3-pointers. He earned Third Team All-Central Florida honors by the Orlando Times-Sentinel.

Honor was a member of “Each 1 Teach 1 United” in the summer of 2016, averaging 12.0 points and 4.6 assists per game, helping the squad earn a spot in the Peach Jam EYBL Championships where they finished a perfect 5-0.


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