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Clemson signee shines in all-star game

A week after scoring 31 points in the Capital City Classic, Clemson signee Clyde Trapp shined in his second straight high school basketball all-star game on Saturday.

The guard from Lower Richland High in Hopkins, S.C., dropped in a game-high 28 points in South Carolina’s 134-115 loss to North Carolina at the Carolinas Classic at Socastee High School.

Trapp (6-5, 185) made 12-of-19 shots from the floor (63.2 percent) and also logged eight rebounds.

“It was a lot of fun getting up and down with the best from South Carolina and North Carolina,” Trapp told The Clemson Insider.

Trapp’s performance earned him MVP honors for the South Carolina team.

“It was definitely a great feeling,” he said. “My teammates are all tremendous players and I felt like at the end of the day we were all MVPs.”

As a senior, Trapp averaged more than 17 points per game and close to six rebounds a contest. He led Lower Richland to the Class AAAA state title over Wren earlier this month, scoring 16 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter of the game.

The top-five prospect in South Carolina has had plenty of success, but isn’t getting complacent as he prepares for the next level.

“Right now I’m working on everything,” Trapp said. “My jump shot, ball handling, reading defense and conditioning are mainly the head of everything.”

Trapp signed with Clemson on Nov. 9, choosing the Tigers over offers from South Carolina, Charlotte, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, USF and VCU among others.

He’s ready to take his talents to Tigertown.

“I’m very excited to be going to Clemson,” Trapp said. “It’s a blessing to be able to play at the next level and I’m going to make the most of not only my athletic opportunity, but also my academic chances.”

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