No. 5 Chris Clemons returns to Campbell, leads the nation in scoring


Chris Clemons had a tough decision to make this spring. After impressing scouts by averaging 24.9 points per game as a junior in 2017-2018, the Millbrook high school alum had to decide between keeping his name in the draft and pursuing his NBA dreams, or staying in Buies Creek and continue working on his craft. Clemons chose the Camels, and so far it’s looking like it’s paid off.

Clemons currently leads the nation with 29.6 points per game. He’s already Campbell’s all-time leading scorer with 2,617 career points, and he’s chasing down several other records. But more important to him though is the opportunity to lead the Camels back to the NCAA tournament. Campbell hasn’t made the big dance since 1992, when they ran into a tough first round opponent in Duke, which went on to win its second consecutive national championship.

No one knows if the Camels will make it that far, or maybe even further, but if anyone can carry them there in 2019, it’s Clemons. Whether or not he does, he’ll still be the best to ever lace them up in Buies Creek, and he’s got a shot to make it at the next level.


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