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#21 Willie Clayton
Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 238
Year: Junior
Hometown: Thomasville, Ga.
High School: Thomasville
Experience: 2 Letters
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At Charlotte: 2013-14 - Saw action in 31 games with 30 starts...Led Conference USA and ranked ninth in the nation in offensive rebounds per game (3.81 off. rpg)...Michigan coach John Beilein said after the 49ers defeated Michigan for the Puerto Rico Tip-Off title - “I don’t know if I’ve seen a better offensive rebounder in all these years. That kid (Willie Clayton) is unbelievable”...Ranked second in Conference USA and 38th in the nation in rebounds per game at a team-leading 8.9 boards per game...Finished second in Conference USA and 37th in the nation with 11 double-doubles...Recorded 13 double-figure rebounds games which is tied for the ninth highest single-season total in Charlotte history...Finished third in Conference USA in field goal percentage at 59.3%...Finished the season with 24 double-figure scoring games...Dominate performance in the second half of the College of Charleston game with 16 points and nine rebounds...Finished the College of Charleston game (November 12) with a double-double with a career-high 19 points and 13 rebounds...Recorded his second straight double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds against Elon (November 15)...Recorded his third straight double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds against Kansas State (November 21)...Recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 10 points and 15 rebounds in the 49ers Puerto Rico Tip-Off title game win over #13/#14 Michigan (November 24)...Recorded his fifth double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds against UNC Asheville (December 1)...Recorded his sixth double-double of the season with 16 points and 12 rebounds against Davidson (December 4)...Recorded his fourth straight double-double and seventh of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds at Appalachian State (December 8), scored 11 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the second half...Nearly recorded a double-double with his 11th straight double-figure scoring game with 11 points and nine rebounds and a career-high four steals against Georgia Tech (December 29). ..Recorded his 12th straight double-figure scoring game with 13 points (also grabbed 8 rebounds) against North Carolina A&T (January 4)...Recorded his 13th straight double-figure scoring game with 10 points at UTEP (January 9)...Recorded his 14th straight double-figure scoring game with 13 points on five-for-five shooting from the field (also grabbed seven rebounds) at UTSA (January 11)...Recorded his 14th straight double-figure scoring game with 10 points and also grabbed eight rebounds against Tulsa (January 16)...Recorded his 15th straight double-figure scoring game and his eighth double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds against North Texas (January 18)...Recorded his ninth double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds at Louisiana Tech (January 23)...Recorded his 10th double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds at Rice (January 25)...Recorded his 19th straight double-figure scoring game with 13 points against Florida Atlantic (January 30)..Recorded his 20th straight double-figure scoring game with 13 points against FIU (February 1)...Recorded his 21st straight double-figure scoring game with 13 points against Tulane (February 7)...Recorded his 22nd straight double-figure scoring game with 10 points against Southern Miss (February 9)...Recorded a career-high tying 16 rebounds against Marshall (February 15), but he saw his 22 consecutive games scoring in double-figures streak end in that game...Recorded his 23rd double-figure scoring game of the season with 14 points (10 of those points came in the first half) with nine rebounds against Old Dominion (March 2)...Recorded his 13th double-figure rebounds game of the season with 11 boards against UAB in the Conference USA Tournament (March 12).

2012-13 - Named to the A-10 All-Rookie team...Named one of ESPN.com’s Top 25 freshmen...Led the Atlantic 10 in field goal percentage at 57.9%...Ranked third in the A-10 in offensive rebounds per game at 3.1...Picked as the mid-season A-10 Rookie of the Year by ESPN.com’s Eamonn Brennan...Scored a career-high 18 points against Richmond in the Atlantic 10 Tournament...Named A-10 Rookie of the Week (January 7) after scoring 16 points and grabbing a career-high 16 rebounds in the 49ers win over UNC Asheville...One of five 49ers to earn an A-10 Rookie of the Week award in the program’s history...One of two Niners to start every game...Recorded his first career double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds against East Carolina...After missing his first free throw, he connected on six straight against East Carolina...Solid first collegiate game with eight points, four rebounds and two blocked shots against Charleston Southern...Scored eight points and grabbed nine rebounds against Georgia Southern...Nearly recorded a double-double with nine points and seven rebounds to go along with four blocked shots against Lamar...Recorded his second straight double-figure scoring game with 12 points at Davidson...In the second half of the Davidson game, recorded one of the 49ers top hustle plays of the season when he battled  four Davidson players for a rebound in the 49ers offensive end of the court, he kept tipping the ball until a Davidson player finally tipped the ball out of bounds...Nearly recorded his second career double-double with 10 points (5-for-6 shooting from the floor) and nine rebounds against Central Michigan...Recorded his fourth straight double-figure scoring game with 11 points at Miami...Recorded his second career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds against Florida State...Recorded second straight double-double and third double-double of the season with 16 points and 16 rebounds against UNC Asheville...His 16 rebounds performance was the fourth highest freshman single-game total in school history (three former 49ers grabbed 17 rebounds in a game as freshmen)...Recorded his fourth double-double of the season with 11 points and 13 rebounds at Rhode Island...Led the 49ers with 14 points (went 6-for-6 from the field) and eight rebounds against Xavier...Scored 12 points on 6-for-7 shooting from the field against VCU...Scored 11 points on 5-for-6 shooting in the 49ers win at #10 Butler...Scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds at Saint Louis...Scored 12 points including the 49ers first six points against Saint Joseph’s.

At Thomasville High: Rated as the 34th best power forward by ESPN.com....Competed with the 22u USA Elite National Team at the 2010 World Championship in Tourcoing, France...Scored a game-high 25 points in the US win over Canada at the 22u World Championship...Played for the USA 17u Elite National team at the 2010 Argentina World Tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina...As a junior, named Georgia High School Association Player of the Year, averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds...In the Spring of 2012, Clayton shined once again at the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) North-South All-Star Game...Scored a game-high 26 points to lead the South squad to a 126-96 victory, in the state’s Senior Boys All-Star game, Mar. 24 at Armstrong Atlantic State University...Named the South squad’s MVP for the second straight year, scored 20 of his points in the second half, including 12 of the South’s first 14 points of the frame...Added 18 rebounds in the contest...In 2011, in the GACA North-South Junior All-Star Game, Clayton also won MVP honors after leading the South to a 112-98 victory, Clayton scored 33 points with 22 rebounds, in that game.


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