Posted by Jeff Borzello
The pipeline that brought Cleveland Melvin from Baltimore to DePaul paid off once again for the Blue Demons.
On Sunday, Oliver Purnell received a verbal commitment from post-grad prospect Montray Clemons.
Clemons chose DePaul over Illinois, Texas Tech, Tennessee, Auburn and North Carolina, according to Cecil Kirk AAU coach Anthony Lewis.
“He’s a face-up four man, with good shooting range from 22 [feet] and in,” Lewis said. “He’s strong from the shoulders up. Will be an impact [player] for DePaul and the Big East.”
Clemons, a 6-foot-8 forward who plays his prep ball at Evelyn Mack Academy (N.C.), is an athletic player who loves to run the floor and finish with a power dunk.
He should be perfect for Purnell’s up-tempo system.