November 12, 2008
Clemson, SC - The Clemson men's basketball program announced the signing of three prospects to national letters of intent on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period. Clemson's 2009-10 freshman class will include Milton Jennings, a 6-9 forward from Summerville, SC, Devin Booker, a 6-7 forward from Whitmire, SC, and Donte Hill, a 6-5 guard from Virginia Beach, VA. Clemson's recruiting class is already ranked as high as #18 nationally by Scout.com.
"I think thus far we've put together an outstanding class for 2009," said Oliver Purnell, Clemson's sixth-year head coach. "We've added nice size, but have not sacrificed athleticism or skill. These guys are quality prospects and people."
Jennings is rated as a top 50 prospect by nearly every major recruiting service and is arguably Clemson's highest-rated signee in men's basketball since Sharone Wright in 1991. Jennings is listed as the nation's #12 prospect, regardless of position, by Rivals.com. He is also #16 according to ESPNU and Prep Stars, #23 by Scout.com, and #33 by Hoop Scoop. Jennings chose to sign with the Tiger program over scholarship offers from Florida, Connecticut, Georgetown, and UCLA.
Jennings has scored over 1,800 points in his decorated prep career heading into his senior season at Pinewood Preparatory School. He averaged 18.9 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 4.2 blocked shots per game as a junior when he was named South Carolina's Gatorade Player-of-the-Year. He has led the Panthers to three straight SCISA championships at the Class AAA level.