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Clemson Basketball Lands Another Top 100 Prospect: Olivier-Maxence Prosper

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 07 ACC Tournament - Clemson v North Carolina State Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

In recent years, Clemson basketball has added most of their key contributors via transfer, but in just two days the tide has turned and Coach Brad Brownell has finally landed some major high school recruits.

First was four-star forward PJ Hall, who you can read about here. Now the Tigers have landed their second commit in the 2020 class, Olivier-Maxence Prosper.

Prospect, a 6-foot-7, 185-pound versatile forward, strongly considered Baylor, California and Stanford. He took an official visit to Clemson’s campus the weekend of Oct. 11.

While Prosper isn’t ranked in the industry generated 247Sports Composite Rankings, he is ranked No. 82 overall and as the No. 15 power forward in the 2020 247Sports Top247.

...Clemson’s two man recruiting class now ranks no. 24 in the 247Sports Team Rankings.

The Tigers are still landing impact players via transfer, but finally matching that with high school talent.

Adding to the excitement is where these two prospects came from. PJ Hall is the top prospect in South Carolina. Olivier-Maxence Prospoer is joining the Tigers from NBA Academy Latin America, but is originally from Canada. Winning recruiting battles in the home state while also stretching the bounds of where we find talent? That has been the model for Clemson football.

This season may be challenging as key transfers Nick Honor and Khavon Moore likely sit out the season (pending NCAA appeal) and Clyde Trapp and Jonathan Baehre recover from knee injuries. The 2020-21 season is looking extremely bright though. Here’s to the momentum continuing!