CLEMSON — Freshman Devin Booker told his mother Wednesday night that he was remaining at Clemson after flirting with a possible transfer after Oliver Purnell departed as head coach and Brad Brownell was named the new Tigers men's basketball coach.
'He had a chance to meet with the coach (Brownell) and he really liked him,' Tracey Booker said. 'Trevor talked to coach Brownell, too, and he liked him, and Devin relies a lot on Trevor's opinion.'
The younger Booker, who's 6-8, 235 pounds, played in all 32 games last season, averaging 11.6 minutes per contest. He averaged 4.5 points and 2.9 rebounds.
Charleston Southern men's coach Barclay Radebaugh and his staff announced the signing of Troy Pierce.
Joining the Buccaneers for the 2010-2011 season, Pierce comes from Butler Community College, where he played for coach Mike Bargen. Pierce is a 6-6, 225-pound forward who will complement an already solid front court for CSU.
His presence in the post is expected to bolster the Bucs' defense.
At Butler, Pierce was selected to the Region 6 Jayhawk Conference regular season and tournament championship teams. Butler was also ranked 15th in the nation at one point. He averaged 10 points and 12 rebounds for the season.
The College of Charleston's Lukas Koncilia defeated Furman's Sawyer Duncan 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(4) at No. 1 singles match to break a 3-3 tie and lead the Cougars to a 4-3 men's win over host Furman.
With the win, the Cougars (16-3, 10-0) handed Furman (11-10, 7-1) its first conference loss of the season and clinched the Southern Conference regular season title.
The College of Charleston women (18-9, 10-0) beat visiting Georgia Southern 6-1 to win the Southern Conference regular season title outright.
The victory marked the first time the Cougars have gone undefeated in league play since joining the SoCon in 1998-99.
College track and field
Lavon Allen finished third in the long jump to earn all-conference honors, highlighting the first day for Charleston Southern at the Big South outdoor championships, being held at CSU.
Allen posted a mark of 7.19 meters, his best of the season.
The CSU men were in fifth place after four events were scored on Day 1 of the three-day meet.
After four full events, the CSU women were in third place with 16 points, one ahead of Radford. Coastal Carolina was leading the team standings with 43 points, while Liberty had 41.
Charleston Southern's Jacobo Pastor, who finished tied for second in the Wofford Invitational tournament, was named the Big South Conference men's golfer of the week. His career-best 6-under 210 (72-70-68) showing was one shot off the lead and best among the 31 Big South golfers in the event.
The game times for the College of Charleston's three-game SoCon weekend home series against Appalachian State were changed. Saturday's doubleheader and Sunday's single game are all now set for 11 a.m. at Patriots Point.
High school baseball
The all-tournament selections from last week's Hanahan Invitational Tournament:
Austin Livingston, Lorenzo Wright.
Alex Abrams, Jimmy Lindberg.
Brian Miller, Ford Wilson.
Bryce Hines, Bret Hines, Hunter Bessinger.
Austin Weekley, Josh Escoffier, Robert Moody.
Jason Carter, Rian Ellis, Cody Cox.
Belen Jesuit, Fla.:
Marcos Calderon, Frank Romero, Alex Lavandero, Gio Ayala.
Garrett Knowles, Josh Baker, Justin Toro, Kyle Dearing, Joel Van Asch (MVP).