Clemson basketball signs two, including highest-rated recruit in Brownell tenure
CLEMSON – On the first day of early signing period, the Clemson men’s basketball program bolstered its future prospects with the official commitments of small forward Donte Grantham and shooting guard Gabe DeVoe.
The Tigers (1-0) take on Delaware State Wednesday night, but first they received a double dose of good news on the fax machine. Grantham is a four-star prospect by Scout.com and Rivals.com, and at No. 66 overall by Rivals, he is the highest-rated prospect fourth-year coach Brad Brownell has successfully recruited to Clemson.
“Donte is a highly regarded forward because of his versatility, vision and ability to shoot the basketball,” Brownell said. “I want highly motivated winners in our basketball program, and Donte is certainly that.”
The 6-foot-8 Grantham is currently playing the 2013-14 season at Hargrave Military Academy, after winning a Class AAA high school state championship at Martinsburg (W.Va.) last spring. In Hargrave’s last game, Grantham scored 42 points on 11-of-12 three-point shooting.
DeVoe, a 6-foot-4 three-star prospect from Shelby, N.C., was a first-team all-state selection in his junior year, averaging 20.2 points and 4.6 assists for Shelby High School.
“Gabe is a strong combo guard who sees the floor very well as a passer and has deep three-point shooting range,” Brownell said. “I have no doubt he will one day become a captain of the basketball program.”