Clemson basketball coach Brad Brownell was as hot Saturday night as Tiger quarterback Deshaun Watson. Does one commitment equal six touchdowns? To Brownell, it probably does since his commitment was from coveted 6-1 point guard Ty Hudson of Mableton, GA. Hudson committed to the Tigers while on his official visit.
“It’s close to home, it’s ACC basketball and I fell in love with their coaches and players,” Hudson said Sunday morning. “I love coach Brownell. He’s a humble guy. And I met with the academic adviser and he showed my how they would set up my major.”
Hudson also had offers from Ole Miss, Creighton, Oklahoma State, Auburn, Houston, Kansas State, Virginia Tech, Tennessee and others.
Ole Miss was the favorite in early September and he had an official visit scheduled to Oxford for next weekend, but that and all other visits are off the table. What helped Clemson make up the difference?
“Probably the conference,” he said. “ACC basketball is like SEC football.”
Last season Hudson averaged 19 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds per game last season. He looks to improve on his overall game as a senior. “I need to work on everything really.”
Hudson is Clemson’s first commitment for the 2015 class.