Posted On: 02/8/17 2:45 PM
The Clemson University basketball program picked up a nice addition back in November from Lower Richland High School (SC) shooting guard Clyde Trapp Jr. The senior is averaging 17.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.2 steals for the 16-4 Diamond Hornets. Playing along side Campbell University recruit Ja’Cor Nelson, Lower Richland High School features one of the best guard tandems in South Carolina.
“My season is going great! I’ve accomplished most of my goals I set at the beginning of the season!” said Trapp giving a overview of his senior season so far. He was recently selected to play in the Carolina’s All-Star Classic in Myrtle Beach in March. The Classic is a match-up of the top public school seniors in North Carolina against the same for South Carolina.
When asked about Clemson’s basketball season to date, “Its been a rough season for Clemson, we started the non-conference season off strong, and as ACC play begun, we lost a couple nail bitters. The future is bright and we still have a chance to make it to the tourney!” With senior guard Avery Holmes’ leaving after this season, and the Tigers returning Gabe DeVoe and Shelton Mitchell there may be some minutes for Trapp in his inaugural season wearing the orange and purple.
Trapp has great awareness when he is on the floor and knows how to get to the right spots on the floor. He has a keen ability to find open teammates. “I feel like my distribution, and just overall play can help contribute to the team.” He has put together a spectacular career at Lower Richland High School and he hopes to do the same when he arrives in Death Valley, “I want my legacy to be more of a player who not only dominated on the court but also as a great person!”