SG Damien Leonard Profile
One of the top 2011 targets in the Clemson basketball recruiting class was on hand for the 82-53 win over Furman on Sunday night.
Greenville-J.L. Mann shooting guard Damien Leonard was back in Littlejohn Coliseum for the first time since the Tigers' loss in the Big-10/ACC Challenge. Though Clemson lost 76-74 to Illinois that night, the game made a good impression on Leonard.
"It was a good crowd. It was very exciting. Just seeing all the people makes you want to play and get out there. I know when I was watching, I wanted to be out there," he told CUTigers Sunday night.
Watching his hometown Furman Paladins playing in Littlejohn, Leonard was impressed with how the Tigers played and put away a team in a fashion that was expected.
"They played really well tonight. They played together," he said.
The last time Leonard talked to CUTigers, he was expecting an offer to come from Kansas. Now that it's in, his list of suitors looks that much more impressive. Along with Clemson, a few of Leonard's offers include: Florida, Kentucky, Texas and Wake Forest.
"Right now, I really don't have a list. I'm just looking at everybody and liking everything.
He'll make his commitment sometime before next year's basketball season begins.
This season at Mann, Leonard said he's scoring about 20 points/game for the 5-3 Patriots.
Scout.com rates him with four stars as the No. 8 shooting guard prospect in the 2011 class.
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