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Friday / June 14.
  • Clemson adds Princeton’s leading scorer Jaelin Llewellyn

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    Clemson has added Princeton transfer Jaelin Llewellyn, the Tigers’ leading scorer last season.

    Llewellyn played three seasons at Princeton (2018-22) which included a cancelled 2020-21 season and will be immediately eligible for Clemson beginning in 2022-23.

    Llewellyn is a 6-2, 185-pound point guard with a 6-6 wingspan who earned First Team All-Ivy League last season. He finished fifth in the league in scoring with 15.7 points per game and finished eighth in the league in 3-point percentage (38.6). He posted seven 20-point games last season including a season-high 29 points in a win over Harvard on Feb. 25.

    He finished his career at Princeton ranked T-13th in career made 3-pointers (136), 15th in threes made in a season (64, 2021-22) and T-27th in career points (1,064).

    He was named to the Lou Henson Award Mid-Season Watch List in 2022, which is presented annually to the top mid-major men’s basketball player in the country. He was an NABC Second Team All-District selection last year, while also earning Second Team All-Ivy League honors in 2020.

    In back-to-back seasons, Llewellyn led Princeton in scoring and as a freshman became the first to average double figures in scoring (10.1 ppg) since 2016.

    Coming out of high school, Llewellyn was rated a four-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN and was a Top 100 recruit in his class according to ESPN.com. He was the No. 5 ranked Canadian player by North Pole Hoops and was named the top Canadian point guard by the site in May 2017.

    (Release via Clemson)

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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