Clemson Tigers News: Elijah Saunders, Nate Wiggins, Sierra Leone

Clemson Men's Basketball will host a transfer forward, Nate Wiggins inks his deal with the Ravens, and a Clemson alum has a horse in the Kentucky Derby.
Mar 28, 2024; Boston, MA, USA; San Diego State Aztecs forward Elijah Saunders (25)
Mar 28, 2024; Boston, MA, USA; San Diego State Aztecs forward Elijah Saunders (25) / Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson Men’s Basketball will host a transfer small forward

Per Jon Rothstein on X, Clemson Men’s Basketball will be hosting a transfer candidate this coming week.

Elijah Saunders, a forward who played most recently at San Diego State, will be visiting the Tigers on Tuesday & Wednesday next week.

Saunders is 6’-8” and 225 pounds, per 247Sports. They have him rated as a 3-star transfer and list him as a small forward.

Rothstein says Saunders will be visiting Washington and Virginia before he looks at Clemson.

Nate Wiggins wastes no time signing with Baltimore

Rooke mini-camp is right around the corner in the NFL, and the first Clemson Football player to be picked in the 2024 NFL Draft has the business side wrapped up and out of the way.

Nate Wiggins has signed his contract with the Baltimore Ravens.

Because most rookie contracts fit within a negotiated pay scale, there isn’t a lot of need for negotiating. Nonetheless, this is still a quick contract. Wiggins means business.

Horse with Clemson ties has second-best odds in the Kentucky Derby

If you are a horse racing fan or you need to find a horse to support in the Kentucky Derby, look no further. You have found your horse.

Sierra Leone, a 3-year-old colt, will be running in the Derby. Clemson Class of 1989 graduate Brook T. Smith is a part-owner of Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone has several victories in his career and currently has the second-best odds to win the Derby at 3-1, trailing only Fierceness at 5-2.

Other news and notes from around Clemson Athletics

Clemson Baseball has shifted its schedule for hosting Georgia Tech this weekend due to expected thunderstorms on Saturday. The Tigers will now start Game 1 today at noon, and play Game 2 about an hour after Game 1 finishes. They will play Game 3 on Sunday as planned.