Trevor Booker Off To Fast Start For Clemson

Trevor Booker of Union High School has amped up his game and that play has helped Clemson out to a 17-1 record. A 6'7 freshman, Booker is manning the post for the Tigers and is a big reason for their early success. Come inside for the latest on the former Union High standout.

If you would've asked almost any basketball recruiting analyst in the country last year if they would've thought Trevor Booker would be starting for the Clemson Tigers as a freshman the response you'd most likely would've gotten would be, "Who's Trevor Booker?" That question is being answered more and more these days as the Clemson Tigers have marched out to a 17-1 start and while James Mays, Vernon Hamilton, and K.C. Rivers lead the charge it appears as if the freshman from Union High School is holding his own as a starter for the Tigers as well.

Coming out of Union Booker wasn't projected that highly but coach Oliver Purnell and staff saw what many others didn't and their insight is paying big dividends currently. Booker is playing like anything but a freshman putting up 10 points and 6 rebounds per game so far. At 6'7 he's playing center in what is usually regarded as the nation's top basketball conference in the ACC. Purnell had this to say about Booker recently, "He really hasn't had a bad game. For a freshman to do that, that's special."

Although Booker and the Tigers suffered their first loss of the season to the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday it appears coach Oliver Purnell has this program on the rise in a major way. Booker continued his strong play again versus the Terps as he chipped in an impressive 14 points in the loss. With Booker already off to a strong start early in his career and more help on the way next year in former Greer High standout LaRon Dendy expect more noise from the Tigers on the hardwood for years to come. will continue to monitor the progress of Trevor Booker and other former South Carolina high school players in college and in the pros.

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