On Monday, BYU head coach Dave Rose announced that Damarcus Harrison was headed to Clemson.
Harrison will join the ACC program for the 2012-13 season, but will not be eligible to play until the 2013-14 season due to NCAA rules. He will be a sophomore once eligible.
The 6-foot-4 guard was originally considered one of the top recruits in the class of 2011, as Rivals labeled him at No. 86 nationally.
An original native of Greenwood, South Carolina, Harrison is returning home to finish his collegiate career, a move that very well could benefit him and the Tigers down the line.
“We appreciate the hard work and dedication Damarcus gave to our program this past season,” Rose said in a statement. “Damarcus is a great young man from a wonderful family. We wish them the very best with this new opportunity.”
As a freshman, Harrison averaged 3.2 points in just under nine minutes per action. The guard appeared in 30 games for a BYU squad that qualified for the NCAA Tournament. In fact, Harrison contributed with a career-high 12 points in BYU’s First Four come-from-behind victory over Iona, a game that marked that the largest comeback in NCAA Tournament history.
Prior to his decision to head to BYU, Harrison had been receiving interest from a number of high-major schools, including Clemson.
The Tigers are coming off a season in which they finished 16-15 overall.
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