Anthony Clemmons’ defense stands out for Iowa

November 16, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes

Lansing Sexton‘s Anthony Clemmons seems to have figured out the key to getting minutes as a young player at the Division I level. The freshman point guard at Iowa had a strong defensive performance off the bench for the Hawkeyes in a season-opening win over Central Michigan. From the Telegraph Herald in Iowa:

Clemmons, known for his defensive prowess, had a big role in Iowa’s stand. The freshman logged 15 minutes in the second half — more than he played in the entire season opener on Friday — to help eliminate Central Michigan’s penetration and outside shooting.

“They didn’t play like freshmen,” McCaffery said of the guards.

Clemmons chipped in nine points, including a 3-pointer with 5 seconds left in the first half to give the Hawkeyes a 29-26 lead at intermission.

Another Michigan native, Southfield Lathrup‘s Roy Devyn Marble, a junior at Iowa, scored 18 points.

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