August 12, 2011

2012 guard likes Iowa

Every year during the July evaluation period, a few prospects catch the eye of coaches. That appears to have been the case with Anthony Clemmons and the Iowa Basketball coaches. The 6-foot-1 point guard from Lansing, Michigan was playing in his first AAU event of the summer in Indianapolis for the Michigan Mustangs when he caught the eye of the Iowa coaches in attendance.

"They said that they saw me in early July at the AAU tournament in Indianapolis and the interest from the Iowa coaches sort of went from there, "Clemmons said.

Last season for Sexton High School in Lansing, Clemmons averaged 12 points, four rebounds, and four assists a game. He already holds offers from Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Northern Illinois, IPFW, and Detroit. The Iowa coaches have not offered a scholarship, but he hopes that might happen soon.

"They told me they just got a commitment from a point guard, but they are still interested in me because they have four more scholarships. They told me that I was really high on their list and that they really like my style of play and they want me to come and visit the campus."

Clemmons is likely to visit both Michigan schools and is planning to tour the Northern Illinois campus this month. After that, a visit to Iowa could happen in early September.

"They want me to come for an unofficial for a football game and see what the campus is like." Clemmons said. "I am planning on making the visit, but I haven't set a specific date. I would like to come in September for a game."

Clemmons describes him as a pass first point guard who values getting his teammates involved says he can also knock down shots with his improved jump shot.

" I am a point guard that likes to keep everyone involved. I'm a pass first point guard, but I can score when I have to. I like to have the ball in my hands in clutch situations. I've worked hard on my jump shot in the last year and people seem to respect it more now and I like to be a physical defender."

The Hawkeyes may have a bit of a secret weapon when it comes to Clemmon's recruitment. Since returning home for the summer, the talented point guard has been in the gym with current Hawkeye Devyn Marble, who is selling him on the Iowa program.

"He told me nothing but good things about Iowa. He really likes it there and he really likes the coaches," Clemmons.

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