October 18, 2012 in Division I
Anthony Clemmons, a Lansing Sexton grad who helped lead the team to a state championship, is hoping that winning track record helps him earn minutes as a freshman at Iowa. Scott Dochterman of the Iowa City Gazette wrote about Clemmons’ competition with fellow freshman point guard Mike Gesell:
He’s also tough-minded. He played strong safety on his high school football team and likes contact.
“The defensive aspects, the physicality, I can bang and take a couple of shots when I go into the paint,” Clemmons said. “I think it actually helps me when I’m elevating, being able to take a punch and actually finish. I think that football helped me a lot.”
“He’s definitely a great defender,” Gesell said. “That’s helped me in practice. I feel like I’m maybe a little bit better shooter. He’s great at getting to the basket. We’re definitely going to complement each other very well.”
Another native Michigander, Roy Devyn Marble of Southfield Lathrup, is hoping that the two freshmen are able to take over all of the point guard responsibilities so he can focus on his more natural position on the wing:
Marble likes what he sees out of the freshman tandem and appreciates their differences.
“I think Mike is more of an offensive-minded point guard,” Marble said. “Sapp is more of a defensive-minded point guard. That’s what makes them such good point guards in their own way, how they can co-exist and bring something different to the table.”