Lower Richland's Trapp Chooses Clemson

Lower Richland guard Clyde Trapp announced Wednesday he will play basketball at Clemson.

Lower Richland guard Clyde Trapp made his college choice official Wednesday, choosing Clemson at a signing day ceremony at his school.

After going on his official visit to Clemson this past weekend, Trapp made up his mind to go with Clemson, choosing the Tigers over USC, Charlotte, Rice and Georgia Tech.

Trapp was not getting a lot of attention and how no offers after the spring. But a strong showing on the AAU circuit over the summer sent his stock soaring. His AAU team is coached by former Lower Richland and Clemson point guard Edward Scott.

Trapp says he is looking forward to taking his talent to the Upstate.

"I really liked Clemson from the jump," Trapp said.

"They've been recruiting me for a while."

Brad Brownell, who is entering his seventh season as Clemson's head coach, made an impression on Trapp who likes the way Brownell runs his ship.

"I like his intensity," Trapp said.

"He puts so much confidence in the players, they just go out there and hoop. It's good to actually hear from a coach that's going to put me in the fire."

Brownell was equally as excited that Trapp will be coming in as part of a quartet of players who signed with Clemson on Wednesday.

"Clyde had a strong interest in Clemson from the outset,” Brownell said.

“He emerged on the recruiting scene this past summer after changing positions and getting more exposure. He is an exceptional athlete with good ball skills and vision, who has all the tools necessary to be a good defender in our program. He continues to get better, and I love the fact that he is a versatile athlete who can play multiple positions.”


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