Despite being overlooked, Chris Clemons is right home at Campbell
For the second straight spring Campbell point guard Chris Clemons entered the NBA draft and before deciding to put professional basketball on hold.
On Wednesday, the school announced that the former Millbrook High star will return to Buies Creek for his senior year. Clemons, who's 5-9, went through the NBA draft evaluation process but did not hire an agent. Players have until May 30 to withdraw from the draft and return to school, as long as they haven't hired an agent.
Last season, Clemons ranked fourth in the nation in scoring, averaging 24.9 points per game. Clemons owns the nation’s longest double-figure scoring streak (82) among active Division I players. During his junior season he became the school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,232 points in 97 career games, scoring at least 20 points in a game 71 times, a school record. That ranks Clemons second on the Big South Conference all-time scoring list, trailing Reggie Williams of VMI (2,557 from 2004-08).
Clemons is seventh in the nation in free throws made (211) and eight in total points scored (772). A three-time all-conference honoree, Clemson has set the school record for scoring average (23.0), field goals made (720) and attempted (1,628). He set the school record for points in a season with 904 in 2016-17.