CLEMSON -- Clemson signed three men's basketball recruits on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period -- Milton Jennings, a 6-9 forward from Summerville, Devin Booker, a 6-7 forward from Whitmire, and Donte Hill, a 6-5 guard from Virginia Beach, Va.
Clemson's recruiting class is already ranked as high as 18th nationally by Scout.com.
"Thus far, we've put together an outstanding class," coach Oliver Purnell said. "We've added nice size, but have not sacrificed athleticism or skill. These guys are quality prospects and people."
Jennings is rated as a top-50 prospect by nearly every major recruiting service and is arguably Clemson's highest-rated signee since Sharone Wright in 1991. Jennings is listed as the nation's No. 12 prospect, regardless of position, by Rivals.com. He chose the Tigers over Florida, Connecticut, Georgetown, and UCLA.
Jennings has scored over 1,800 points in his prep career heading into his senior season at Pinewood Preparatory School. He averaged 18.9 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 4.2 blocked shots per game as a junior when he was named South Carolina's Gatorade Player of the Year. He has led the Panthers to three straight SCISA championships at the Class AAA level.
Booker, the younger brother of current Tiger Trevor Booker, is rated as high as the nation's No. 65 prospect by Scout.com. The 225-pound power forward averaged 22.1 points, 14.6 rebounds, and 3.3 blocked shots per game as a junior for Union High School last season. An All-Region player, he made over 60 percent of his field goal attempts. He had a season-high 34 points against Greer High School and pulled down 22 rebounds the same week in a game against Riverside.
Hill, a wing player, is ranked as high as the nation's No. 109 prospect by HoopsReport.com. He averaged 20.3 points and 7.9 rebounds per game as a junior, and was an All-Tidewater performer. He chose Clemson over Marquette and Old Dominion.