December 13, 2012 in Division I
Lansing Sexton grad and Iowa freshman Anthony Clemmons has found his way into the Hawkeyes starting lineup largely due to his defense, toughness and advanced basketball I.Q. His statistics are modest — 4.5 points, 3.4 assists per game on 44 percent shooting (46 percent from three) — but his coach and teammates have raved about his impact. Jon Rothstein of CBS New York has noticed what Clemmons has been doing, though, and included him on his list of 10 of the nation’s best kept secrets in college basketball:
ANTHONY CLEMMONS, IOWA
THE SKINNY: The forgotten man in the Hawkeyes’ recruiting class may wind up being one of their most pivotal pieces. Since being inserted into the starting lineup, Clemmons has dished out 21 assists to only two turnovers and helped Iowa to three consecutive wins.