Elijah Thomas is starting to look more and more like himself, and he is starting to open up everything else for Clemson.
The Tigers’ big-man scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds in leading his team to a 78-51 victory over Charleston Southern Tuesday at Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum.
Thomas came within one point of tying his career-high for points scored in a game. The senior said he is almost back to 100 percent healthy after spraining his ankle and suffering from a bone bruise in the first six weeks of the season.
Forward Aamir Simms added 15 points, 11 of which came during an 18-0 run by the Tigers to start the second half. The sophomore finished the game 6-of-8 from the field and was 3-of-5 from behind the arc.
After the game, Thomas and Simms spoke to the media.