Harrison sets career highs

CLEMSON - In the first half of Clemson's 77-41 win over S.C. State Brad Brownell had to remind Damarcus Harrison that it was OK for him to shoot.

It was a good thing Harrison paid attention. He finished the afternoon with a career-high 15 points on 6 of 11 shooting from the field.

"One [Brownell] tells you to shoot it, you've got to shoot it," a smiling Harrison said after Sunday's win.

"You've got nothing to worry about. If he wants you to shoot it, I guess you shoot it. I just had no worries, had confidence in my shot and my release and made them."

Confidence hasn't always been there for Harrison, a sophomore transfer from BYU.

"I've just got to know when to go in this motion offense. That's what took me a while to get used to," he said.

Two days before Christmas, Harrison feels like that's no longer an issue.

"I'm good with the teammates. I've got good chemistry with them," Harrison said. "It's just a confidence thing that I have to get, that I was having trouble with in the beginning."

Before Sunday's game, Harrison was averaging 5 points, 3.6 rebounds and .8 assists in 18.3 minutes per game.

To go along with his 15 points, he also handed out a career-best six assists and grabbed four rebounds against S.C. State.

"He's a guy that's versatile. He can do a lot of things," Brownell said. "He can handle it a little bit. He can guard a little bit, shoot it a little bit. He's got good size. That's, obviously, why I recruited him so hard coming out of high school. I think he's got a chance to be a good player."

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