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With the Tigers' first practice of the season on the docket for this Friday, the freshman point guard continues adjusting to college life.
"The first couple of months are kind of tough, just making the adjustment from high school to college," Stanton told CUTigers at the Clemson men's basketball media day. "Everything in the classroom has been an adjustment.
"The guys welcomed me with open arms. They throw jokes once in a while, which is expected, but it's fun," Stanton said, cracking a smile. "We're all about business on the court. When we're off the court, we're just like brothers." (Roy Philpott)
"The past couple of months have been tough for me, but it's getting easier, going through conditioning, coaches pushing you, teammates pushing you. Preston [Greene] is doing a great job with us in the weight room. I'm loving it, and I hope I continue loving it."
The duties typically designated to freshmen continue, and Stanton doesn't have anyone to share them with. He's currently the only freshman on the Tigers' roster.
"The guys welcomed me with open arms. They throw jokes once in a while, which is expected, but it's fun," Stanton said, cracking a smile. "We're all about business on the court. When we're off the court, we're just like brothers."
He's unsure of what kind of a role he'll have on the court this winter. Veteran point guards Demontez Stitt and Andre Young each have plenty of experience in the ACC.
"I'm not expecting 20 minutes a game, I'm not expecting 10. If I go in and get two or three minutes to give somebody a rest, that's just what I have to do," Stanton said.
"It's not a big deal to me to come in and play as freshman. We've got great guards with Demontez and Andre. I'm just looking forward to learning from them, and next year going at it full-throttle."