Brownell offers guard

Not long after Brad Brownell finished up his season review press conference, he was on the phone with one of the state's top 2012 point guards.

PG Jordan Roper Profile

The Tigers' second-year coach offered Irmo High School junior Jordan Roper on Thursday afternoon, and it was one that the 6-foot, 170-pound prospect had been looking forward to getting.

"I was definitely excited. They're one of my favorite schools. They're in my top 10. I was really excited," Roper told on Thursday.

How was the offer made?

"I came into fourth block basketball class and coach [Tim] Whipple told me to call coach Brownell around 2:30. I got in touch with him," Roper said. "We talked for a while and he let me know that they were going to offer me a full scholarship."

The Clemson offer now accompanies several mid-majors. VCU, Tulane, UNC-Asheville, Tennessee State, High Point and Presbyterian had already offered.

Roper currently claims Clemson and VCU as his two favorites, but he doesn't plan on making a decision in the near future.

"I haven't gotten a chance to go on any visits [lately]. I plan on doing that this summer," he said.

As a junior for AAAA state champion Irmo, Roper averaged 20 points, three assists and three rebounds.

Clemson assistant coach Earl Grant serves as his primary recruiter for Clemson. Top Stories