Clemson Tigers News: All-ACC, Makayla Elmore, Troy Stellato

Two Clemson Men's Basketball players receive individual honors from the ACC, a women's basketball player enters the transfer portal, and a wide receiver explains why he needs surgery.

Mar 2, 2024; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Clemson Tigers forward Ian Schieffelin (4) goes up for a shot
Mar 2, 2024; South Bend, Indiana, USA; Clemson Tigers forward Ian Schieffelin (4) goes up for a shot / Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson Men’s Basketball earns individual honors

The regular season is over for the ACC and the conference, along with its partners in the press, have begun handing out postseason awards.

PJ Hall was named to the All-ACC First Team. He was the only Tiger named to any of the teams (three groups of five players each are recognized).

Hall received the second most votes behind only North Carolina’s RJ Davis, who was named Player of the Year.

Joe Girard and Ian Schieffelin were recognized as Honorable Mention All-ACC. Schieffelin was also named the league’s most-improved player.

As good as Hall was this season, this was the honor I felt was the most deserved on the team. Schieffelin has been a monster on the glass this season.

Makayla Elmore enters the transfer portal

On the other side of the court, Clemson Women’s Basketball will not have starter Makayla Elmore available next season. She has decided to enter the transfer portal.

Elmore logged the fourth-highest minutes of any player on the Tigers’ roster in 2022-23. She averaged 4.3 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game, which was tied with Ruby Whitehorn for second on the team.

Troy Stellato comments on injury and surgery

Troy Stellato was something of a revelation for Clemson Football last season because he had hardly played during his first two seasons due to injuries. It seemed like the wide receiver might not ever see the field for Clemson.

He did see the field in 2023 and became one of the more reliable targets for Cade Klubnik. He played almost the entire season, but injuries did impact him.

Dabo Swinney had already noted that Stellato would need surgery and would miss the back half of spring practice so he could be ready to go for the regular season. Stellato provided more details yesterday.

There was speculation that Stellato once had a problem with pushing himself to get back on the field following injuries. If that speculation was accurate, it would seem he has turned over a new leaf.