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Unofficial visit spree ahead for Top-50 sophomore Chase Clemmons

May 18, 2021

Chase Clemmons is one of those prospects that has started his high school career as a highly-touted prospect, but, has remained consistent in keeping that title. The 6-foot-1 guard out of Atlanta, GA is currently attending Mount Vernon Presbyterian.

He’s had an early yet successful high school career in the ATL and has thrived on the recruiting side of things. Clemmons holds double-digit scholarship offers to enter his junior year which is a great sign for the skilled guard prospect. Amongst his offers? Xavier, Tennessee State, Nebraska, Georgia, and several others.

Clemmons is what we call these days, appointment television. Whether it’s his lightning speed, his pure shooting touch and scoring ability, or, his playmaking, Clemmons is a winner at the end and will carve out any role needed in order for his team to score some victories. 

Next fall, he will be making a transition to a new school. 

This is a school he has family ties with as Clemmons will attend Legacy Early College in South Carolina to play his high school ball. His cousins Bryce and Trey McGowens, both members of Nebraska’s men’s basketball team, are locals in that area and Bryce attended the program to complete his five-star high school career.

Now, let’s talk with Chase who sat down with

Which schools are heavily involved?

“There are a lot of schools that are heavily involved. Schools like Nebraska, Houston, Georgetown, Auburn, Ole Miss, Tennessee State, Memphis, CofC, and more.”

Which programs are newly interested?

“Only new interests are Oregon and Indiana.”

Next question, Nebraska, what is their early pitch to you, and how vocal have Bryce and Trey been?

“They have been telling me how good I would fit in their system because they get out and run. Bryce and Trey have been talking about me going there and they think it will be a good fit for me.”

How about Houston? What is the pitch and thoughts on them making a final four?

“Houston is saying the way I can shoot the ball is perfect for their system and I would just have to be a dog on the defensive side and the offense will take care of itself, but I thought they had a good run in the tournament I wanted them to win the whole thing, to be honest.”

And how about a program like Georgetown? Your thoughts on them and being recruited by a legend like Pat Ewing and his staff?

“Georgetown is a great school and to have a chance to be recruited by a legend like Pat Ewing himself, would be great. I think I would learn a lot from a coach like him because he has already done what I want to reach with this basketball journey so I think that opportunity would be great.”

Have you scheduled any visits?

“Yes, I have Vanderbilt on June 3rd, Tennessee State on June 2nd, and Houston on June 7th.”

Any others you plan on taking?

“Planning on UGA, Auburn, and Georgetown also.”

Finally, why the move to Legacy Early College?

“It was a business decision. Some people might not like my decision but they are going to have to respect it, but I felt like it was a better opportunity for me and when I went to visit the environment just felt like home. I could tell the administrators and coaching staff really cared about their kids. I have seen what they did with their team last season and how my cousin Bryce McGowens improved his game because he played against the best competition in high school basketball, and that’s the goal to get better and develop to the player I know I’m going to be.”


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