Final Notes on Clemson Basketball

Here is a look at some final notes and statistics from the the 2001-02 men's basketball season. Ed Scott finished the year 3rd in the country in assists.

*Edward Scott averaged 7.93 assists per game, third best in the nation. It was the first time a Clemson player ranked in the top five in the nation in any statistical category since Sharone Wright was second in the nation in blocked shots in 1992-93.

*Scott had 30 points and 16 assists in the double overtime win over Wake Forest on Feb. 13. It marked just the second time in history that an ACC player had at least 30 points and 15 assists in the same game. Longtime NBA player Kenny Anderson (Georgia Tech) is the only other ACC player to do it.

*Scott scored 36 points in a win over Florida State on Feb. 23, the fifth best single game scoring total by a Clemson point guard in history, best in 32 years.

*Scott earned third-team All-ACC honors, meaning a Clemson guard made an All-ACC team for the sixth straight year. He averaged 11.9 points per game to go with his nearly eight assists per game. He also collected 4.9 rebounds per game, most by a Clemson point guard since the 1957-58 season. He had six double-doubles, most ever by a Clemson point guard in one season and most by an ACC guard in 2001-02.

*Scott's final assist total of 238 ranked second best in Clemson history. But, his 7.93 assists per game broke Grayson Marshall's single season mark of 7.71 per game. Scott now has 434 career assists entering his senior year, fourth best in school history. His 2.19 assist/turnover ratio was third best in Clemson history.

*Tony Stockman ranked third in the ACC in made three-point goals per game with a 2.86 mark. He was also eighth in percentage and 12th in steals per game.

*Stockman made 80 three-point goals, fifth best single season in Clemson history. He made eight in the first half at North Carolina on Feb. 27, the most in a single half in Clemson history. Stockman enters his junior year with 155 career three-point goals, fourth best in Clemson history.

*Ray Henderson ranked second in the ACC in rebounds per game with an 8.8 figure. He was sixth in blocked shots and sixth in offensive rebounds. Henderson ranked sixth in the ACC in double-doubles with nine.

*Sharrod Ford had 12 points and 11 rebounds against Florida State in the ACC Tournament, the first Clemson freshman to record a double-double in an ACC Tournament game since Iker Iturbe in 1995. Ford set a Clemson freshman record for field goal percentage with a .606 mark.

*Jamar McKnight was one of the most improved players in the ACC. His scoring average improved by 9.2 points per game over the previous season, seventh best single season improvement in school history.

*Chris Hobbs shot 54.1 percent from the field for the season and now has a 55.07 career field goal percentage, sixth best in Clemson history.

*Chey Christie was Clemson's top freshman scorer with a 5.3 average, including a 21-point night in Cameron Indoor Stadium against Duke. He was named ACC Rookie of the Week for the first week of December.

*Tomas Nagys concluded his season on a positive note with 18 points and 9 rebounds against Florida State in the ACC Tournament. He made 5-6 field goals, including a tip-in that tied the game with 0.6 seconds left, sending the contest into overtime.

Team Notes
*Led the ACC in rebound margin with a +5.1 figure. That was the third best rebound margin in Clemson history for the course of a season. First time Clemson has won the rebound championship since 1984-85.

*Clemson had two of the top three sophomore scorers in the ACC in 2001-02. Tony Stockman was the top sophomore scorer with a 12.2 average, while Chris Hobbs was third with an 11.6 figure. Clemson had two of the five ACC sophomores who averaged double figures in scoring over the course of the season.

*Clemson scored 118 points in the double overtime victory over Wake Forest on Feb. 13 at Littlejohn Coliseum. It was the most points scored by an ACC team in 2001-02 and the Clemson record for an ACC game. It was Clemson's first double overtime win in 14 years.

*Clemson showed a strong comeback ability in 2001-02. Three times Clemson overcame a double digit deficit to gain victory, including the road win at Penn State in November.

*Clemson returns players who accounted for 83 percent of its scoring, 89 percent of its rebounds, 93 percent of its assists, 91 percent of its steals and 91 percent of its blocked shots for the 2002-03 season.

*Returning frontcourt starters Ray Henderson and Chris Hobbs are both ranked in the top 10 in Clemson history in field goal percentage with figures over 54.5 percent.

*Clemson showed improvement in virtually every area in 2001-02. That includes victory total, overall, in the ACC and away from home. Clemson also realized an increase in scoring average, scoring margin, rebound margin, field goal percentage, field goal percentage defense and double figure scorers.

*Clemson had four players average in double figures for the season, the first Clemson team to do that since the 1971-72 season.

*Clemson won at Georgia Tech on Jan. 5th, just the third time in 15 years Clemson won in Atlanta.

*Clemson gained two wins over top 20 teams in 2001-02. The Tigers defeated a fifth ranked Virginia team and a 17th ranked Wake Forest team. It marked the first time since 1997-98 that Clemson defeated two top 25 teams in the same year.

*Clemson had seven former players in the NBA in 2001-02, 10th most in the nation and the most in a single year in Clemson history. Top Stories