Carolina MVPs Headed to Clemson

Think help isn't on the way for the Clemson basketball team? Think again. Head coach Oliver Purnell has landed two of the top players in the Carolinas. Dave Telep has the latest on what promises to be an outstanding recruiting class for Tiger basketball.

Last weekend, the all-stars from North Carolina battled senior all-stars from South Carolina. In the end, North Carolina won the contest 81-78 behind 15 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked by a future Tiger.

That would be James Mays, a 6-8 forward who signed with the Tigers during the early signing period last fall.

For his efforts, Mays was awarded the MVP of his team.

Mays averaged just under 20 points per game, 12 rebounds, three blocks and 3.5 assists per game for Garner High School in 2002-03.

Interestingly enough, Mays wasn't the only future Tiger putting up big numbers as South Carolina was also led by a Clemson signee.

Sam Perry, a 6-5 forward, was the MVP for his team in the 3-point loss.

Perry scored a game-high 24 points.

Perry averaged 17.2 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks per game during the 2002-03 season.

Both players signed with Clemson last fall during the early signing period for college basketball. Top Stories