The San Francisco Dons filled their last scholarship today when it was announced that class of 2014 forward Montray Clemons of Pensacola State College would make the trek up to San Francisco for his next two seasons of eligibility.
The idea of division I basketball is not foreign to Clemons. He spent two years at Depaul before transferring down to the junior college ranks. He ruptured his tendon his first season, forcing him to take a medical redshirt before being able to compete in 2012-2013. He played sparingly for the Blue Demons in his lone season, averaging 1.7 points and 1.1 rebounds in 19 total contests.
While at Pensacola State College, Clemons averaged 7.7 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 52.4 percent from the field. He only played in 15 games his sophomore season, making one wonder if injuries are still an issue with the 6’7”, 235 pound post.
Clemons is a Baltimore, Mary. Native, and spent a postgraduate year at the Mack Academy in Charlotte, NC. As a high school senior, Clemons averaged 20 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks for Baltimore’s Polytechnic Institute, according to the Depaul website. He is apparently does well in the classroom as well, as he was named to the Big-East All-Academic team.
He played with current big man Derrell Robertson Jr. at Depaul for two seasons. Their previous connection might have played a part in getting Clemons to come to USF to play for Rex Walters.
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MercuryNews.com reported about five days ago that Frankie Ferrari’s teammate at Burlingame high school, Nick Loew, will join the Dons as a preferred walk-on.
Loew is 6-8, 225 pounds and averaged 9.1 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in his high school career.