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William Gunter 3 years ago
Clemson adds its second basketball pledge for the 2012 class.
Roper, by the way, called Brad Brownell directly around noon and conveyed the commitment.
"We talked for a few minutes, and I told him Clemson was my school of choice. He was excited. He said he'd really liked me since he first saw me last fall."
What's your best guess as to who else Brownell lands for this? Looks like a good start, for sure, but what about Grant? Brice Johnson?
Best odds would be on Brice Johnson. Clemson's been in it longest for him, or at least as long, and unlike Florida, its interest has never wavered. The asterisk there is that if the Tigers were indeed where he absolutely wanted to go, wouldn't he have committed by now? So we'll see.
Clemson plans to use all five scholarships at its discretion for this class. So with its point guard and a wing forward in the bucket, they'll look to land 2 bigs and a shooter.
You know the names of their early targets -- SG Kenny Gaines, C Joell James, C Richard Peters. They'll wait and get a better feel for Gaines by July, IMO, before moving on if they feel they need to. Same thing with the bigs. Unlike football, there's a clear pecking order on a Clemson hoops recruiting board, and offers go out to very few until otherwise necessary.
Thanks Paul. Keep up the good work.
We definitely need a big bruiser in the middle.
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