With three,006 profession factors at Campbell, Clemons is 2 behind Hersey Hawkins, the previous Bradley participant, for eighth all time, heading into Thursday’s recreation with High Point. At South Dakota State, one other senior, Mike Daum, is poised to interrupt into the highest 10 by season’s finish; with 2,943 factors, he might move Manning within the Jackrabbits’ recreation on Thursday in opposition to Fort Wayne.
It is an unignorable undeniable fact that many of the gamers nonetheless forward of Clemons and Daum on the profession scoring listing will not be family names, both. After Hawkins, for example, Clemons might move Keydren Clark, who performed for St. Peter’s, in Jersey City; Harry Kelly of Texas Southern, in Houston; and even perhaps Alphonso Ford of Mississippi Valley State, who holds fourth place with three,165 factors. (First place, by a rustic mile, with three,667 factors, is the Louisiana State legend Pete Maravich, although he performed solely three seasons.)
“I recognize that a lot of people on that list, who scored a lot of points in college, didn’t go on to have successful N.B.A. careers,” mentioned Hawkins, who did have a profitable N.B.A. profession and now works for the Portland Trail Blazers.
Freeman Williams — who’s second, and the scorer of three,249 factors for Portland State — acknowledged that his school years had been his glory days. “I got most of my attention as a basketball player back then,” he mentioned.
Clemons and Daum slot in the identical class. Daum is a two-time (and possible three-time) Summit League participant of the 12 months. Clemons is main all Division I gamers in scoring this season, averaging almost 30 factors a recreation. Although each are prone to get alternatives to shine throughout the N.B.A.’s summer time league or on its improvement league rosters, mentioned Fran Fraschilla, the previous coach and ESPN draft analyst, the 6-foot 9-inch Daum is at greatest a late-second-round draft decide. Clemons, who’s listed at 5-9, is unlikely to be drafted in any respect.