In no real surprise, The Clemson Insider has learned Clemson forward Donte Grantham will return to Clemson for his senior season.
Grantham entered the NBA Draft pool last month, but did not sign with an agent. He worked out for three NBA teams, but was not invited to the NBA Combine. He worked out for the New Orleans Pelicans and the Boston Celtics prior to the combine. He also worked out for the Los Angeles Clippers last week and from what we were told the workout went great.
Grantham was expected to return to school after the process was over. Grantham, who averaged 7.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game last year, is just eight credit hours shy of graduating from Clemson, according to a source close to Grantham.
Because Grantham is an underclassman, and did not sign with an agent, he could return to school. Former Clemson forward Jaron Blossomgame did the same thing last year.
Grantham is a unique player for a guy who is 6-foot-8, 215 pounds. Not only can he play the wing and can be a productive scorer, but he can also handle the basketball and will probably be the Tigers’ backup point guard in certain situations next year. He is one of the more versatile and athletic players in the ACC.
“I think Donte Grantham will have a really good year this year,” Clemson head coach Brad Brownell said. “I think he will come out from a little bit of the shadow from Jaron and maybe get some more opportunities and take advantage of those opportunities.”
NBA teams were required to pay for all of Grantham’s expenses and only have him in town for 48 hours. The rules are very similar to those of a high school prospect when he goes on an official visit to a college.