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3-star shooting guard Clyde Trapp commits to Clemson

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Clemson head basketball coach Brad Brownell added a nice piece to his 2017 recruiting class Wednesday when three-star shooting guard and in-state recruit Clyde Trapp offered up a verbal pledge to play for the Tigers.

In fact, Trapp signed his Letter of Intent on Wednesday, which was the first day to do so.

Trapp spoke with Lou Bezjak of The State on how and why he came to the decision to attend Clemson.

“It was the toughest decision of my life,” Trapp said. “It is so easy to say yes but hard to say no to guys you built relationships with over the period. I feel like we made a good decision and I’m just ready to hoop.”

Trapp, a 6’5”, 188-pound shooting guard from Hopkins, South Carolina (Lower Richland High School) is rated as a three-star recruit according to 247Sports. The site ranks him as the No. 289 overall prospect in the 2017 class and the 61st-best shooting guard in the country. 247Sports also regards Trapp as the fourth-best basketball player in the state of South Carolina.

He chose the Tigers over offers from Rice, South Carolina, Charlotte, East Tennessee State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, South Alabama, South Florida and VCU. He was also receiving interest from Missouri.

Trapp will join four-star small forward Aamir Simms, three-star shooting guard A.J. Oliver, and three-star power forward Malik William in Brownell’s encouraging 2017 recruiting class. It is a class that 247Sports currently ranks as the No.26 overall class in the country, and fifth among ACC teams.

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