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Campbell’s Chris Clemons works out with Denver Nuggets

Campbell’s Chris Clemons, left, participated in the Denver Nuggets’ pre NBA draft workout on Tuesday.
Campbell’s Chris Clemons, left, participated in the Denver Nuggets’ pre NBA draft workout on Tuesday.

Campbell guard Chris Clemons has a decision to make soon. Wednesday is the deadline for players who want to come back to college to withdraw from the NBA draft.

In a text message Tuesday evening, Clemons, a 5-9, 185-pound guard, said he was still undecided on whether or not he’ll stay in the draft or return to school for his junior season. In a post-workout interview on NBA.com, Clemons said he has gained a lot information during the NBA draft process that he could take back to his teammates.

Clemons’ workout with the Nuggets was his second official workout. He worked out for the Boston Celtics last week. Teams recommended he work on a few things like getting elevation on his jump shot, and working on his conditioning because of his small size.

“You try to grow each and every workout to try and show them that you’re improving and you’re learning at the same time,” Clemons said. “I have a big decision to make. We’re going to be talking to my coaches and my family, seeing what I want to do.”

Clemons, a former Millbrook High School star, averaged 25.1 points per game, third best in the country, this past season for the Camels. He scored 51 points in an upset win over UNC Asheville in the quarterfinals of the Big South tournament. The Camels lost to Winthrop in the conference championship.

Videos from Clemons’ workout with the Nuggets show him catching a ball in the air while doing a 360 dunk.

“It must not have been that good because coach didn’t like it that much,” Clemons said. “He gave me a 7 but I thought it was an 8 and a half.”

Jonathan M. Alexander: 919-829-4822, @jonmalexander

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