Tigers Land a Big One

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - Oliver Purnell and the Clemson men's basketball program landed potentially the biggest recruit in 10 years Wednesday.

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Milton Jennings (6-9, 210), the state of South Carolina's top basketball player according to Scout.com, will play his college basketball for Clemson University.

The 17-year old rising senior at Pinewood Prep in Summerville made the announcement at a press conference earlier Wednesday.

"I'm going to Clemson," he said. "I chose the Tigers because of the academics, the coaching staff and it's a program on the rise."

Jennings, who also accepted the Gatorade Player of the Year Award for South Carolina in the same press conference, chose the Tigers over many of the nation's top basketball programs including Florida, Georgetown and UCLA.

"Milton Jennings represents one of the most significant additions the Tigers have made in quite some time," Scout.com College Basketball Recruiting expert Dave Telep told CUTigers.com earlier this week. "Talented and versatile, he'll have an immediate impact in the frontcourt. He's a signature recruit for this program on the move."

Jennings averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds per game this past season for Pinewood Prep.

His commitment is Clemson's second for the 2009 class.

The Tigers also have secured the commitment of 6-7 Devin Booker of Union County. Booker is the brother of current Clemson forward Trevor Booker.

Jennings has made multiple unofficial visits to Clemson within the last year, including several football and basketball games. In fact, he was on hand for Senior Day at Littlejohn Coliseum last month when Clemson beat Virginia Tech by one point.

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