Brownell lands in-state standout

Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell secured a second commitment for the 2012 class, and it's a point guard from outside of Columbia.

PG Jordan Roper Profile

Irmo junior point guard Jordan Roper picked up an offer from Brownell on Mar. 24. On Thursday, June 9, Roper committed to the Tigers.

"I did it a couple of minutes ago," Roper told "I called coach Brad Brownell. He was pretty excited."

"I told him Clemson is my school of choice. He asked me if I wanted to be a Tiger, and I said, ‘Yes sir,'" Roper said.

For a while, the 6-foot-1, 160-pound rising senior has favored Clemson along with VCU. He selected the Tigers over a number of mid-major offers. UNC-Asheville, Tennessee State, High Point and Presbyterian also offered.

What made Clemson his school of choice?

"I think their program is headed in a great direction. They play a high level of basketball. They're close to home, and I enjoy their staff," 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