Clemson Tigers News: Men’s Basketball gets a commitment from Charlotte-area high school prospect

A Clemson Men's Basketball legacy prospect has committed to the program, Baseball is eliminated from the ACC Tournament, and Men's Golf starts the NCAA Championship.
Mar 22, 2024; Memphis, TN, USA
Mar 22, 2024; Memphis, TN, USA / Petre Thomas-USA TODAY Sports

Much of the news surrounding Clemson Men’s Basketball has been about Brad Brownell’s recruitment efforts from the transfer portal.

On Thursday Brownell landed a verbal commitment from a high school prospect.

Trent Steinour announced his commitment to the Tigers on X.

Steinour is a 6’-10” and 200-pound power forward from Mooresville, North Carolina, just north of Charlotte. He is a 3-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite and is ranked 201st nationally.

He plays high school ball at Lake Norman High School. Steinour’s grandfather, Randy Mahaffey, played for the Tigers. He was an All-ACC selection in 1967.

Other news and notes from around Clemson Athletics:

Clemson Baseball found themselves in an early hole and wasn’t quite able to climb their way out of it on Thursday at the ACC Tournament. They were defeated by Miami 8-7 and due to the peculiar format of the tournament, this means they have been eliminated from advancing.

Tristan Bissetta came very close to putting Clemson ahead in the top of the ninth inning, but his shot to left field was snagged by the Miami outfielder at the wall to end the game.

The Tigers still have one more game to play today at 3:00 PM against Louisville, but because both teams lost to Miami, neither can advance to the semifinals.

Clemson Men’s Golf begins the NCAA Championship today in Carlsbad, California. The Tigers advanced by winning the Chapel Hill Regional. 30 teams will compete through three rounds of stroke play. At that point, the top 15 teams will advance for one more round of stroke play. The top eight teams after 72 holes will advance to a knockout tournament to determine the champion.

Andrew Swanson of Clemson Men’s Golf has received the NCAA Elite 90 Award.

Clemson Women’s Basketball announced that they will participate in the Emerald Coast Classic in Destin, Florida on November 25-26 next season.