September 2, 2011

DePaul adds Class of 2011 JUCO Point Guard

Point guard depth was beginning to look like a legitimate concern for the 2011-2012 DePaul squad. Newly committed Worrel Clahar hopes to help in that category.

The Lawson State Community College (Ala.) transfer gave his commitment to DePaul and head coach Oliver Purnell late Thursday evening. Clahar chose DePaul over Jacksonville State and Texas Southern, where had previously committed. The native of Brooklyn, NY will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Clahar enters DePaul after being a main contributor ar Lawson State the past two seasons. In 27 games last season, he averaged 12 points, 6.9 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 2.9 steals per game.

Clahar shot 49 percent from the field, mainly from shots inside the arc. Out of his 213 field goal attempts, only 20 were from beyond the arc. He displayed his willingness to get to the basket and absorb contact with 5.2 free throw attempts per game. He connected on 76 percent of his free throws

Clahar adds much needed depth at the guard spot behind likely starters Brandon Young and Jeremiah Kelly. Clahar's ability to play the point helps fill the void Shane Larkin left, and provides an experienced player that could be relied upon for key minutes in case of injury and if Macari Brooks does not become eligible.

Clahar's fits the mold of a Purnell player. Though only 6-feet, he us highly athletic and capable of being a disruptive force in the press.

This late addition gives DePaul a full 13 scholarship players for this season if Brooks' status allows him to play.

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