Clemson Tigers News: Anya Poole, Addie Porter, Cam Cannarella

Clemson Women's Basketball fills out their roster, Baseball is unanimously ranked in the Top-5 and the settlement of a lawsuit could lead the NCAA to adopt a revenue sharing plan with the athletes.
Dec 27, 2021; Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Addie Porter (21)
Dec 27, 2021; Knoxville, Tennessee, USA; Addie Porter (21) / Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson Women’s Basketball continues to rebuild the roster

Shawn Poppie has been working hard since his hire as the new head coach of Clemson Women’s Basketball.

He quickly assembled his staff but had several roster spots to fill due to graduation, transfers, and de-commitments.

Poppie has signed multiple transfers so far. The program announced two new additions on Monday.

Anya Poole played four seasons for the North Carolina Tar Heels. She has one season of eligibility remaining. She is a 6’-2” forward who has averaged over 5 rebounds per game during her career.

Poppie has previously added players from his former program, UT Chattanooga, and on Monday he added another. Addie Porter is a 5’-4” guard who started every game for the Mocs in 2023-24.

Porter was considered the leader of the team on the floor. The Tigers’ roster is now up to 13 players.

Clemson Baseball maintains ranking

The Clemson Baseball team won a road series against the Louisville Cardinals, which included a run-rule victory on Sunday. While the Tigers did lose on Saturday, it did not hurt their status in the rankings.

The major polls unanimously have Clemson as the 4th best team in the nation.

The ACC recognized Cam Cannarella as the Player of the Week for his clutch performance on Friday when the Tigers overcame a large deficit to the Cardinals.

The Tigers do not play a mid-week contest before hosting the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets for a weekend series at Doug Kingsmore, starting Friday.

Lawsuit against NCAA could lead to revenue sharing plan

The NCAA has been in court quite a bit in the past few years. One of the lawsuits leveled against them, House vs NCAA, is an antitrust class action lawsuit claiming the NCAA is violating federal law by restricting NIL for student-athletes in any way.

You can read more about the details of the lawsuit here, but it appears the NCAA is motivated to seek a settlement, and it looks like that settlement will involve a revenue-sharing plan for student-athletes.

Both sides acknowledge the need for stability and hope this will lead to a system that provides structure as college athletics moves into a new era.