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Meet the new faces on the Clemson basketball team

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As the college basketball season is fast approaching, the Clemson Tigers have a rejuvenated team with new freshmen and transfers joining the roster, showing some promise for the upcoming season. 
With four freshmen and one transfer student set to make their Clemson debuts in a few weeks, here is a closer look at each player who will make their debut for the Tigers this season.
Brevin Galloway, Guard
Galloway, a sixth-year graduate student, announced his intention to transfer to Clemson in May. After a collegiate career with Boston College and the College of Charleston, the Anderson, S.C. native decided to come home for his final year of eligibility.
Playing for the Eagles last year, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound guard averaged 8.3 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. The transfer also knows how to let it fly, shooting 33% on three-pointers throughout his career, a quality that head coach Brad Brownell will look to utilize this season.
“Brevin Galloway not only adds experience to our team, but provides quality depth to our guard group,” Brownell said in a press release. “He plays the game with a high IQ, while also adding in the ability to knock down shots from anywhere on the floor including from distance. Brevin’s strong desire to be at Clemson was such a great fit not just for us, but for him as well.”
Dillon Hunter, Guard
Hunter joins his brother, Chase, on the squad. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound playmaker withdrew his commitment to Baylor in April 2022 to join the Tigers.
A four-star recruit out of high school, Hunter was ranked No. 64 in the ESPN 100 for the class of 2022. 
“I’ve enjoyed coaching his brother Chase the last three years, and it will sure be fun to have Dillon here with him contributing in Clemson orange,” Brownell said. “Our staff looked to add positional size and skill to our team with the incoming freshmen class. Dillon is certainly another example of that, especially at the point guard position.”
Chauncey Gibson, Guard 
Another new addition to Clemson’s backcourt is 6-foot-5, 190-pound guard Chauncey Gibson. The Dallas native was a three-star recruit and the No. 28 shooting guard prospect, according to 247 Sports Composite rankings.
In his final season at Kimball High School, Gibson averaged 17.6 points and seven rebounds per game.
“Chauncey gives us the element of a bigger guard who has a good feel for the game,” Brownell said. “We’re excited to add his all-around game to our backcourt.”
Chauncey Wiggins, Forward
Moving to the front court, 6-foot-10, 205-pound forward Chauncey Wiggins signed with Clemson in November last year. 
Wiggins was the No. 7 player in the state of Georgia, according to 247Sports Composite rankings, averaging 12.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game his senior year of high school.
The Georgia native already has some experience with a returning Tiger, playing with current sophomore Ian Schefflin in high school. 
“His ability to shoot the ball well will help us to continue to play with a spread floor on offense,” Brownell said of Wiggins. “It makes him a very versatile player for us.”
RJ Godfrey, Forward 
Sticking with the front count, RJ Godfrey is a 6-foot-7, 225-pound forward who signed in November of last year as well. The freshman saw minutes in every game in the Tigers’ foreign three-game tour to France in August. 
Playing now at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, Ga., the forward averaged 16 points and nine rebounds per game, but he also made his presence known on defense, averaging three blocks per game as well. 
“RJ is another talented forward who possesses size and strength to play to be an immediate contributor on (this) year’s team,” Brownell said. “He will be an exciting player for our fans to enjoy.”

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