Joe Howell's photos from Vanderbilt's 69-67 win over Marshall on December 5 at Memorial Gym.
General Point guard who transferred from the University of Tulsa in the spring of 2012, and will be eligible for the Commodores for the 2013-14 season... Averaged 8.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 23.1 minutes per game in 30 contests for the Golden Hurricane...Started 16 games for Tulsa in his freshman campaign.
2012-13 (Redshirt Freshman): Redshirted.
2011-12 (Freshman At Tulsa): Played in 30 games and started 16 contests as a freshman at Tulsa, where he averaged 8.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 23.1 minutes per game...Finished ninth among TU freshman in scoring with 256 points...Scored in double digits in 11 games...Scored a career-high 25 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, and made a career-high 10 free throws (10-for-13), and added seven rebounds, five assists and two steals in 46 minutes in a triple overtime game against Marshall in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Tournament (3/8)...Matched his career highs with 15 points and two steals, and set a new mark with five assists; made two free throws in the final seconds to help seal a win at Tulane (2/25) ...Scored 14 points with four assists and five rebounds vs. UTEP (1/11)...Made his first start against SMU and produced nine points, nine rebounds and three assists...Scored a then career-high 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, made a trio of three-pointers and dished three assists vs. Arizona State (12-3).
High School: Was a three-year letterwinner and three-year starter at Austin High School ...Led his team to a 29-4 record and the District 15-5A championship his senior season, where he averaged 18.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists...Shot 44-perent from the field, 53-percent from three-point range and 77-percent from the free throw line as a senior...Was named the District 15-5A MVP as a senior and earned first-team all-CenTex accolades...Named an McDonald's All-American nominee.
Personal: Eric Jamal McClellan...April 6, 1993...Favorite sports movies are Glory Road and Remember the Titans... Enjoys playing video games...Chinese is his favorite food...Son of Jackie McClellan and Kimberly Woody...Has three brothers, Brandon Young (25), Chris Young (22) and Justus McClellan (11), and two sisters, Nicole McClellan (18) and Destiny McClellan (15)...Major is Sociology...Advice to youngsters: "Learn from your struggle and never give up. Stay humble, keep God first, work hard, and anything can happen."
Points: 25, vs. Marshall (3/8/12)
FG Made: 7, vs. Marshall (3/8/12)
FG Atts: 12, vs. Georgia State (11/12/13)
3FG Made: 3, vs. Arizona St. (12/3/11)
3FG Atts: 5, 2x, last vs. Georgia State (11/12/13)
FT Made: 10, vs. Marshall (3/8/12)
FT Atts: 13, vs. Marshall (3/8/12)
Rebounds: 9, vs. SMU (1/7/12)
Assists: 5, 2x, last vs. Marshall (3/8/12)
Turnovers: 6, at TCU (12/31/11)
Blocks: 2, at TCU (12/31/11)
Steals: 2, 6x, last vs. Marshall (3/8/12)
Minutes: 46, vs. Marshall (3/8/12)