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#21 Willie Clayton
Position: Forward
Height: 6'9"
Weight: 237
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Thomasville, Ga.
High School: Thomasville
Experience: 1 Letter
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Clayton Videos

At Charlotte: 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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