Clemson's Oglesby to Play in Europe

Clemson sophomore Terrence Oglesby, a sophomore known for his outside shooting, announced that he is leaving the school to play professionally in Europe. 

Oglesby scored 17 points, including five 3-pointers, in Duke's 74-47 loss to the Tigers in Littlejohn Coliseum last season. He averaged 13.2 points per game on the season. 

"It's true that Terrence is leaving Clemson and the expectation that he's signing with someone in Europe," Clemson head coach Oliver Purnell said. "It hasn't been finalized yet or he hasn't gotten an agent. But he felt there were opportunities out there for him in either Spain or Italy."

Looking forward to next season, the Tigers--who finished behind North Carolina, Duke, Wake Forest and Florida State in the ACC standings last year--will be without their top two scoring guards. K.C. Rivers, who averaged 14.2 ppg, has graduated.

Trevor Booker, Clemson's best inside player, will return to school, but Oglesby's departure could change the balance of power in the ACC. For the Blue Devils, it could mean one less true rival in an already loaded conference. 

Clemson defeated Duke in the 2008 ACC Tournament semifinal, and again Feb. 4 in the aforementioned 27-point blowout.  The Tigers received a No. 7 seed to last year's NCAA Tournament.


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